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My first bug fix: Completed

Fixing bugs is a lot of work. Fixing bugs for an open source project is even more hard work. If you have no idea what you are doing, it is very difficult to contribute. Fortunately, the open source world welcomes new people. My experience with working in open source was difficult but so satisfying. I ran into a few bumps before I could actually start working. I talk about those bumps in my previous blog posts. I realized that I had no idea where to start. I had never worked with a project this big and I was intimidated. I did not know where to start. I was having a very hard time, my head was hurting, I was feeling dumb, and I was beginning to give up. But then help came to help me. One of the guys over at Mozilla was a big help. He took his time to email me personally to check up on me. I was shocked that he did that. I replied and we started chatting on IRC. He wanted to help me and he was very knowledgable. He suggested another bug for me to work on to get more familiar with t

My Journey of Fixing Bugs...Again

Last week, I left comments asking to be assigned to bugs in Thimble. I was excited to get started but I was informed that the bugs were already taken. And the worst part is that the person who was assigned is a fellow class member. I didn't know if I should be disappointed or happy for him. Anyways, as soon as I found out that none of my bugs were going to be assigned to me, I started commenting on other projects like Balrog, and I managed to land three bugs! Two in Balrog and one in network-pulse-api. I want to work on Balrog first. At first I was having a lot of trouble trying to build the Balrog project. I was running into errors and I kept figuring out how to fix them and I just couldn't get passed one. I was searching for days, i was just staring and not getting anywhere at one point. Finally, I decided to ask my teacher for help and he simply said, talk on IRC. I was a little skeptical but I did what he said and I was greeted and helped within minutes. The guy helpi