How to Make Your First Contribution to an Existing Project as a New Software Engineer

Tips on getting started fast, smooth, and on the right foot

Emilio Ramirez
Nov 20, 2020 · 8 min read

Working with an existing codebase is no easy task. When you’re first learning how to code, it’s much easier to implement everything you know from scratch than building on someone else’s work. However, that’s exactly what…