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Awesome First PR Opportunities Awesome

A list of awesome beginners-friendly projects.

Inspired by First Timers Only blog post and YourFirstPR project.

If you are an open source project maintainer, add the label first-timers-only (or similar) to your project and list it here so people can find it.

.NET

  • Shouldly (label: Jump-In)
    Should testing for .net - the way Asserting Should be!

C

  • Neovim (label: entry-level)
    Vim-fork focused on extensibility and agility.

C++

  • electron (label: help/beginner)
    Build cross platform desktop apps with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
  • tensorflow (label: stat:contributions welcome) Computation using data flow graphs for scalable machine learning

Clojure

  • Alda (label: low-hanging-fruit)
    A music programming language for musicians. 🎶

ClojureScript

  • LightTable (label: beginner)
    The Next Generation code editor! One of the top funded projects on KickStarter.

Dart

  • webdev.dartlang.org (label: beginner)
    A website for developers writing Dart web apps, including AngularDart apps.
  • www.dartlang.org (label: beginner)
    A website covering the Dart language and common libraries, for developers of Dart libraries, web apps, server-side code, and mobile (Flutter) apps.

Elixir

  • Elixir (label: Level:Starter)
    Elixir is a dynamic, functional language designed for building scalable and maintainable applications

Go

  • Moby (label: exp/beginner)
    Open-source application container engine
  • Apex (label: contrib (easy))
    Build, Deploy, and Manage AWS Lambda functions with ease
  • Hugo (label: exp/beginner)
    A Fast and Flexible Static Site Generator built with love in GoLang
  • CockroachDB (label: easy)
    The Scalable, Survivable, Strongly-Consistent SQL Database
  • Helm (label: starter)
    The Kubernetes Package Manager

Java

  • TEAMMATES (label: d.FirstTimers)
    TEAMMATES is a free online tool for managing peer evaluations and other feedback paths of your students.
  • elasticsearch (label: low hanging fruit)
    Open Source, Distributed, RESTful Search Engine.
  • JabRef (label: beginner)
    Desktop application moving from SWING to JavaFX. Focus on code quality: Usage of code quality tools such as CodeCov and Codacy. Each Pull Request is reviewed by two developers to provide high-quality feedback and to ensure high quality of new contributions.
  • Wikimedia Commons Android App (label: beginner friendly)
    Allows users to upload pictures from their Android phone/tablet to Wikimedia Commons.

JavaScript

  • annyang (label: first-timers-only)
    A popular Speech Recognition library used to communicate with everything from websites to smart mirrors to flying drones.
  • Clementine.js Boilerplate (label: beginner)
    The elegant and lightweight full stack JavaScript boilerplate.
  • PouchDB (label: first time only)
    PouchDB is a pocket-sized database.
  • Leaflet (label: easy fix)
    JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps.
  • angular-formly (label: first-timers-only)
    JavaScript powered forms for AngularJS.
  • Dragula (label: first-timers-only)
    Drag and drop so simple it hurts.
  • UI.Layout directive (Angular UI) (label: first-timers-only)
    Angular directive that allows you to split!
  • history (label: good-for-beginner)
    A minimal, functional history library for JavaScript.
  • TodoMVC (label: first time contributor)
    Helping you select an MV* framework by implementing Todo in lots of Javascript apps.
  • Adobe Brackets (label: starter bug)
    An open source code editor for the web, written in JavaScript, HTML and CSS.
  • AVA (label: good for beginner)
    Futuristic test runner.
  • Kinto.js (label: easy-pick)
    An offline-first JavaScript client leveraging the Kinto API for remote data synchronization.
  • ESLint (label: beginner)
    A fully pluggable tool for identifying and reporting on patterns in JavaScript.
  • Webpack (label: D0: My First Commit (Contrib. Difficulty))
    A bundler for javascript and friends.
  • Tessel 2 CLI (label: contribution-starter)
    Command line interface to Tessel 2.
  • Ember.js (label: Good for New Contributors)
    A JavaScript framework for creating ambitious web applications.
  • Ember.js Data (label: Good for New Contributors)
    A data persistence library for Ember.js.
  • FreeCodeCamp (label: first-timers-only)
    Open source codebase and curriculum. Learn to code and help nonprofits.
  • Ghost (label: beginner)
    Just a blogging platform
  • eslint-plugin-unicorn (label: good for beginner)
    Awesome ESLint rules.
  • Hyper (label: Good for beginners)
    JS/HTML/CSS Terminal
  • pdf.js (label: 5-good-beginner-bug)
    PDF Reader in JavaScript
  • Moment.js (label: Up-For-Grabs)
    A lightweight JavaScript date library for parsing, validating, manipulating, and formatting dates.
  • serverless (label: help-wanted-easy)
    The Serverless Framework
  • Hoodie Camp (label: first-timers-only)
    Hoodie Camp is a space for new and existing contributors.
  • React server (label: good-first-contribution)
    React framework with server render for blazing fast page load and seamless transitions between pages in the browser.
  • Yarn (label: good-first-contribution)
    Fast, reliable, and secure dependency management.
  • pixi.js (label: Difficulty: Easy)
    A 2D JavaScript Renderer
  • Next.js (label: Good for beginners)
    A minimalistic framework for universal server-rendered React applications
  • keystonejs (label: good first task)
    The open source framework for developing database-driven websites, applications and APIs in Node.js. Built on Express and MongoDB.
  • Semantic-UI-React (label: good first contribution)
    The official React integration for Semantic UI.
  • Botpress (label: for-new-contributors)
    The only sane way to build great bots.
  • Atom (label: beginner)
    The hackable text editor
  • cdnjs (label: BEGINNER)
    The best FOSS web front-end resource CDN

Julia

PHP

  • phpMyAdmin (label: newbie)
    Admin interface for MySQL written in PHP.
  • Deployer (label: good for beginner)
    A deployment tool written in PHP with support for popular frameworks out of the box.
  • Piwik (label: Easy Pick)
    Piwik is the leading Free/Libre open analytics platform.
  • OrgManager (label: beginners-only)
    Supercharge your GitHub organizations!

Python

  • catapult (label: Good First Bug)
    Catapult home for performance tools.
  • Python Babel (label: difficulty/low)
    The Python Internationalization Library.
  • Kinto (label: easy-pick)
    A lightweight JSON storage service with synchronisation and sharing abilities.
  • Pinax (label: first-timers-only)
    A Django-based platform for rapidly developing websites.
  • BorgBackup (label: easy)
    Deduplicating backup program with compression and authenticated encryption.
  • pylearn2 (label: For beginners)
    A Machine Learning library based on Theano.
  • scrapy (label: easy)
    A fast high-level web crawling & scraping framework for Python.
  • mitmproxy (label: good first contribution)
    An interactive TLS-capable intercepting HTTP proxy for penetration testers and software developers
  • Mailpile (label: low hanging fruit)
    A free & open modern, fast email client with user-friendly encryption and privacy features
  • coala (label: difficulty/newcomer)
    A unified command-line interface for linting and fixing all your code, regardless of the programming languages you use.
  • jarvis (label: difficulty/newcomer)
    A personal assistant for Linux based on Command line Interface.
  • qutebrowser (label: easy)
    A keyboard-driven, vim-like browser based on PyQt5.
  • Pybee/voc (label: first-timers-only)
    A transpiler that converts Python code into Java bytecode.
  • Pybee/batavia (label: first-timers-only)
    A Javascript implementation of the Python virtual machine.
  • JARVIS-on-Messenger (label: Low-Hanging Fruit)
    💬 A community-driven python bot that aims to be as simple as possible to serve humans with their everyday tasks http://m.me/J.A.R.V.I.S.on.Messenger
  • Gratipay (label: Low-hanging Fruit)
    Helping companies and others pay for open source.

Ruby

  • JRuby (label: beginner)
    An implementation of Ruby on the Java Virtual Machine.
  • puppet-mcollective (label: beginner friendly)
    MCollective Server and Client Puppet Module.
  • Sinatra (label: your-first-pr)
    Classy web-development dressed in a DSL.
  • Goby (label: beginner)
    Framework for developing text-RPGs.
  • Hanami (label: easy)
    A modern framework for Ruby.
  • operationcode (label: beginner friendly)
    An open source community dedicated to getting military veterans coding._
  • chef (label: Type: Jump In)
    A systems integration framework, built to bring the benefits of configuration management to your entire infrastructure
  • ohai (label: Type: Jump In)
    Ohai profiles your system and emits JSON
  • PublicLab.org (label: first-timers-only)
    An open source publishing platform for environmental projects. Check out new contributors welcome page.

Rust

  • Servo (label: E-easy)
    A browser engine designed for applications including embedded use.
  • Rust-Clippy (label: E-easy)
    A bunch of lints to catch common mistakes and improve Rust code
  • Rustfmt (label: easy)
    A tool for formatting Rust code according to style guidelines.
  • Iron (label: easy)
    An extensible, concurrent web framework for Rust

Scala

  • Twitter Util (label: Starter)
    Wonderful reusable code from Twitter
  • playframework (label: newbie) The High Velocity Web Framework

TypeScript

  • TypeScript (label: Effort: Easy) TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript that compiles to clean JavaScript output.
  • Visual Studio Code (label: beginner) a new type of tool that combines the simplicity of a code editor with what developers need for their core edit-build-debug cycle.

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