Ideas: 1. Start small 2. Join the community, ask questions 3. Start with trying the project and investigating the docs 4. Look for starter tags or ask the devs for something easy 5. Commit to finishing it even if it takes long 6. Give updates on the ticket to let the community know you are still working on it 7. Be friendly, ask lots of questions even if they simple or "stupid" questions. Aim to learn as much as you can