While most engineers who contribute to open-source projects do so with code, student Derek Barncard likes to combine his technical knowledge with his fluency in Japanese. With ample experience translating technical documentation in his career before Hack Reactor, Barncard has started providing translations as a way to contribute to the programming community.
For developers looking to contribute to the programming world, Instructor Nathan Houle has a recommendation: document. A program or library's documentation is essentially its user manual. Sometimes thought of as coding’s drier cousin, documenting open-source software, Houle has found, can be educational and rewarding.