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KWRuby October: Contribute to Rails workshop

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Are you an experienced Ruby/Rails developer, or just getting started?
You can help Rails remain the awesome framework that it is, and learn a lot along the way.

This is our first workshop to try to help each other contribute to Rails, so we will be starting at the beginning with the contributors guide:
https://guides.rubyonrails.org/contributing_to_ruby_on_rails.html

The first step is to setup your development environment with [Vagrant]/[Virtual Box] which is described in the contributing guide. If you are able to get through these steps then you are ready to get started.
And if something is not working for you, we can debug it together and get it working for you!

[Vagrant](https://www.vagrantup.com/)
[Virtual Box](https://www.virtualbox.org/)

Once you have a development environment, what do you start on? We will talk about that too. Here are some which might give you some ideas:
* https://schwad.github.io/ruby/rails/community/2018/09/06/how-i-got-my-first-pull-request-merged-on-rails-core.html
* https://engineering.groupon.com/2012/rails/contributing-to-rails-issues/
* https://dev.to/ryanwhocodes/contributing-to-ruby-on-rails-is-not-hard-heres-how-you-can-suggest-a-new-feature-2kii

And finally, because this is October we can also participate in [Hacktoberfest 2018]! If you open 5 PRs on any public project in Github, you might get a t-shirt at the end of the month. This could be in Rails, or any other Github hosted project that you might be interested in.

[Hacktoberfest 2018](https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/)

See you there!