is a great addon. It fit my needs and worked perfectly...until I needed to use Fastboot
. Seeing how others had solved Fastboot related compatibility issues, I cloned ember-user-activity
and got to work. After a few suggested tweaks by the author, my PR was merged, and a new version was released. A few weeks later, a new version of ember-cli was released. I've always updated my own app, but I had never done an addon. Excited about this new challenge
, I updated ember-user-activity
to the latest ember-cli version. Moments later, after submitting my PR, the author sent me an invitation to collaborate
. The author asked if I could help
him maintain the addon, and I enthusiastically
agreed. As of today, I have published a handful of releases. Even though I didn't create the addon, I had ownership
, and it was exciting to be a part of the addon community
TL;DR, one of the easiest ways to contribute, and possibly becoming a collaborator/maintainer of an addon, is doing small, chore like work for the author. Authors, and even current maintainers, always appreciate the help. Not only does it keep the addon fresh, but often the addon needs a fix or two to be compatible, allowing for even more contributing.
Interested in contributing in a hurry? According to @mixonic
, an Ember.js Core team member, the version of Ember.js used in TodoMVC
has been out of date and he's asking for help. Check out the conversation
and lend a helping hand!