Getting Started | Newbie Checklist

New to OpenSMC? Like lists? Start here.

In your first few weeks, we recommend you try the following:

  • Attend a Meetup
  • Submit the New Member form (so we can get to know you!)
  • Coding beginner? Start here to learn the basics, and post at least once in Slack’s #new-members to let us know what you’ve started exploring.
  • Experienced coder? Choose a project that sounds interesting, reach out to its project lead, and suggest a few issues that you might like to tackle.
  • Interested in contributing to non-coding tasks? Check out these roles. If you find one you like, send an email to jridener@opensmc.org and share your interests.

Want to go above and beyond? Here are some more options:

  • Write a blog post for us about something you like about civic hacking, open source, yourself or OpenSMC.
  • Attend meetings of local government groups to brainstorm solutions.
  • Check out some local hack events or civic tech groups. Then, share out with the OpenSMC group!