I had my first pull request merged recently! 🎉
It was exciting, and I learned a lot along the way. For those of you looking to get involved in open source, this post is my attempt at helping you take that first step by retracing my journey.
I’ve forked and made minor pull requests in the past, but this past week (a full 3 days of analyzing/coding & 1 day of documentation), I made my first real fork of an existing project. It was quite the task as I had to learn the ins and outs of the existing codebase in order to make the large changes I wanted. Today, I’ll be talking about my entire thought process as I forked google-maps-services-js into react-native-google-maps-services.