OpenMRS Merge Stories: How was your first contribution?

Merge stories are stories about contributions that people have made to free and open source projects like OpenMRS. They give details about the process: how people pick issues to work on, the common obstacles they run into, the resources they use to solve problems, and more. We hope that by sharing these stories, we can give newcomers a better sense of what contributing is like.

There are some other benefits to submitting a story. Writing out what you did to make a contribution can help you remember what you learned later. Spelling out the details of your process can help people making similar contributions when they get stuck. And by submitting stories, you can create a record of the work you’ve done beyond a list of commits.

We want to learn from you & make getting started easier for new contributors. Share your experiences in this topic, or at the Merge Stories site: