Introducing React Native OSS board

At Callstack we’ve been working with open source React Native repositories for a while. We’ve shipped several libraries such as Linaria, Paper, Haul or React Native Testing Library. Besides that, we are constantly helping other maintainers in the community to improve their libraries. There’s a lot of work out there and we are trying to encourage everyone to join our efforts. 💪

Perhaps you remember your first contribution or even a moment before that. Have you found yourself shy to ask questions and propose ideas? Did you scour through the tons of issues to find ones, that could let you understand what’s going on in the project a bit better and potentially join the further discussion?

We understand that it might be hard to get started in the Open Source and it really should be inclusive. We believe that we need to work together towards the common goal, everyone should be invited to join the community and contribute. 🤗

At Callstack, we’ve been always committed to giving back to the React Native community.

To overcome some problems related to Open Source work and decrease the entry level of contributing for beginners, we’ve created a board with “ready to pick up” issues from react-native and react-native-community repositories.

Today we are proud to open source such a list:

Here’s how it looks like:

We’ve been choosing, labeling and categorizing the issues (so you can open the board and get coding 💻🤓). Every issue that lands on this list should be triaged and classified by the type of an issue and skillset required to pick it up. For example, you can filter issues by Feature 🛠in order to work on new functionalities or Bug 🐛 if you feel like fixing some long-standing bugs (tip: these are the most rewarding ones).

If you like the idea and want to be part of this initiative, just go ahead and jump to this repository. Make sure to follow me on Twitter to stay updated with the latest issues that affect our Open Source board.

If you need help getting started with your contribution or want to chat about Open Source in general, please contact me through the contact form and I’ll get back to you.

This article was originally published at on May 28, 2019.



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Michał Chudziak

Independent web and mobile development consultant with almost a decade of professional experience building apps at scale. React Native Open Source contributor.