Sending Pull Requests

This weekend I contributed to my first (of many more!) open source projects. I pair-programmed with Cameron Cundiff on Whiteboard, a tool from Pivotal Labs that aims to increase the effectiveness of office-wide standups and increase communication with the technical community. Cameron is a great human being, painter and advocate for web accessibility. I am big fan of his work. This experience taught me many lessons. I wanted to write a few blog posts about what I learned. In this first one, I’d like to share how one goes about contributing and properly submitting a pull request to an open source project.
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Notes from Ash Maurya’s Running Lean

This week Running Lean by Ash Maurya was my companion book. Reading the book felt like a pragmatic lesson on how to apply The Lean Startup concepts from chapter one. Maurya gives a thorough explanation how he went on creating the book, by interviewing customers, creating a minimum viable product, iterating, testing, and all other attributes that are core to the Lean methodology.
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