Joining the Node.js Website Team

Open source engagement comes in many forms

This week I joined the Node.js website team. It's been a fantastic way, however small, to contribute toward something larger. I believe that open source contribution takes many forms. In my short time here, I've triaged issues, discussed future plans, fixed some small things, and reviewed pull requests.

Above all else, I've been learning.

Here's a short list of things I kept track of in the past couple weeks:

A large takeaway is that knowledge is unevenly distributed. I know some things that others don't. The opposite is also true. But what's so cool about this is that jumping into a project means that I have a high likelihood of being able to contribute something, and I have an equal opportunity to learn from others. This learning is often directly attributable back to my team and my next work.