Help wanted

I often read that a great way to get better at programming is to contribute to open-source projects. The problem is, open-source projects that are looking for help aren't all that easy to find. To help make this process a bit easier, we can use the GitHub API.

There's a lot we can do with this API—we could get pretty specific, looking only for issues in a particular langauge with a particular set of labels. To keep it simple, I'm just searching for open issues with the "help wanted" label. I'm also only returning the 100 most recent issues that match our criteria. We could return thousands (there are about 45,000 open issues on GitHub with the "help wanted" label for Python projects at the time of writing), but let's not get too carried away.

I've written a post describing the basic steps underlying this project here. At the moment, we're just searching for open issues in Python and R (because they're the two languages I'm most interested in); let me know if you want me to add anything else.

Python projects

Title URL Labels Updated
Import the Library issue help wanted, good first issue 2024-06-21T17:33:24Z
Most scripts need clean-up documentation, good first issue, help wanted, discussion 2024-06-21T17:07:32Z
Batch size beginning to vary half way through epoch bug, help wanted 2024-06-21T19:03:34Z
Fix buildx warnings when creating the docker image bug, help wanted, good first issue 2024-06-21T15:12:36Z
🚨 Looking for co-maintainers 🚨 help wanted 2024-06-21T14:56:11Z
Which ICON grid files are supported? not working. bug, help wanted 2024-06-21T14:36:33Z
[HELP]mqtt data convert too long help wanted 2024-06-21T14:29:00Z
Support numpy v2 help wanted, good first issue 2024-06-21T13:57:49Z
Asyncssh.process.ProcessError: Process exited with non-zero exit status 100 bug, help wanted 2024-06-21T13:46:45Z
error with `numpy` v2 bug, help wanted 2024-06-21T12:35:22Z
Filter suspicious accounts help wanted, good first issue, development 2024-06-21T12:43:46Z
Add Comments to Code So I Know what it does help wanted 2024-06-21T12:39:20Z
Need to Create Issue Templates for Bug Report help wanted 2024-06-21T12:47:27Z
Magic FileSerializer is causing issues bug, help wanted 2024-06-21T10:46:58Z
[testing] cli based matrix tests good first issue, help wanted 2024-06-21T10:43:09Z
Inconsistent behavior of assignment of Signal(intbv()[w:]) to Signal(bool()) help wanted 2024-06-21T10:40:38Z
Extended test cases feature / enhancement, help wanted, wontfix 2024-06-21T08:59:05Z
OSError: PixArt-alpha/pixart_sigma_sdxlvae_T5_diffusers does not appear to have a file named config.json. help wanted 2024-06-21T13:52:09Z
Problems with z axis after power outage help wanted 2024-06-21T09:13:19Z
Convert script to exe and make the installation process significantly easier documentation, help wanted 2024-06-21T07:13:10Z
[HELP] Message publish failed: The client is not currently connected. help wanted 2024-06-21T06:21:31Z
这个tts,没有安卓客户端吗 enhancement, help wanted, ui 2024-06-21T07:34:48Z - Support more attachment types help wanted 2024-06-21T05:37:32Z
Audio play not working bug, help wanted 2024-06-21T00:03:28Z
How many parallel processes should tests have on GitHub Actions? help wanted, good first issue, testing, optimization, low priority 2024-06-20T20:55:42Z
Clear up pandas deprecation warnings help wanted, good first issue 2024-06-20T20:47:56Z
drop python 3.8 support and include 3.11, 3.12 enhancement, help wanted, good first issue 2024-06-20T19:35:58Z
Fix cmds bug, good first issue, help wanted 2024-06-20T19:15:09Z
Terminal with mouse input bug, help wanted, question 2024-06-21T18:47:04Z
Integrate with Claude 3.5 Sonnet enhancement, help wanted, coding ability: medium 2024-06-20T18:26:04Z
[Enh]: `SeriesGroupBy` operations help wanted, api design 2024-06-20T17:46:42Z
Directory Line in terminal is deleteable bug, enhancement, good first issue, help wanted, invalid 2024-06-20T17:30:59Z
Investigate small vertical shift after entering message list bug, help wanted, area: message feed (display) 2024-06-20T16:36:54Z
Support noisy simulations help wanted, needs discussion 2024-06-20T16:02:44Z
Error in executor: argument after ** must be a mapping, not NoneType bug, help wanted, Quizzify 2024-06-20T15:56:46Z
Expand breadth of benchmarks help wanted, performance, good first issue 2024-06-20T15:11:44Z
I am getting 'Attention Required' when running in docker. Running on windows in vscode seems to work (for now?) help wanted, confirmed, needs investigation 2024-06-21T12:09:47Z
Propagation design model review enhancement, help wanted 2024-06-20T14:35:07Z
PydanticSchemaGenerationError when using os.PathLike[str] help wanted, bug V2 2024-06-21T13:10:38Z
Pull request test help wanted 2024-06-20T12:28:31Z
Add i18n in the terminal help wanted 2024-06-20T16:29:45Z
the generated video quality different with the samples shown in gallery help wanted 2024-06-21T05:59:07Z
`make docs` is broken due to changes in dependencies help wanted 2024-06-20T09:47:24Z
Feature: currency mode feature, help wanted 2024-06-20T18:02:01Z
Add option to method so we can optionally select to visualize just 1 or 2 elements of recall, precision & time help wanted, good first issue 2024-06-20T17:15:10Z
import time is unacceptably slow bug, help wanted 2024-06-20T19:18:28Z
url shortening, use GitHub octokit.js to show issue/pull status. kind: enhancement, help wanted, good first issue, tag: CSS, needs: discussion, impact: block-release, tag: javascript, tag: UX 2024-06-20T08:41:12Z
Contact Container Fixing Change Occur in Mobile View bug, help wanted 2024-06-20T08:05:09Z
Add filtering to KV method returning all keys good first issue, help wanted 2024-06-20T12:56:11Z
Circuit Python Software Reconciliation enhancement, good first issue, help wanted 2024-06-20T07:52:14Z
Example Issue Title bug, help wanted, watchlist 2024-06-20T20:55:04Z
Example Issue Title bug, help wanted, watchlist 2024-06-20T20:55:07Z
thingsboard gateway3.5.1 modbus tcp help wanted 2024-06-20T04:03:18Z
CUDA version 12.1.0 is deprecation,docker reports an error! help wanted 2024-06-20T08:12:09Z
Some retrieval datasets don't calculate metadata correctly bug, good first issue, help wanted 2024-06-20T21:36:31Z
Code review of a kubernetes RBAC authorization tutorial documentation, help wanted, good first issue 2024-06-19T20:11:45Z
Audio with the videos enhancement, help wanted 2024-06-21T18:54:28Z
Consider using isolation_level="IMMEDIATE" for write connections help wanted, research, performance 2024-06-19T18:58:49Z
Capture upsert strategy information in media properties doc help wanted, 🟩 priority: low, ✨ goal: improvement, 📄 aspect: text, 🐍 tech: python, 🧱 stack: catalog, 🧱 stack: documentation 2024-06-19T18:15:22Z
Add docstring linting to core, langchain, partner packages help wanted, 🤖:docs 2024-06-21T07:36:12Z
Tests failing for numpy v>=2.0 help wanted 2024-06-19T18:06:49Z
To-Do: Performance Enhancements for KRYPT0S enhancement, help wanted 2024-06-19T17:21:15Z
Support for Myenergi Libbi hybrid inverter help wanted, question 2024-06-19T19:19:37Z
API monitoring metrics enhancement, help wanted 2024-06-19T15:52:01Z
TypeError: new(): invalid data type 'str' bug, help wanted, good first issue, pending 2024-06-19T23:38:06Z
Test more ctf plateform and suggest better logic enhancement, help wanted 2024-06-19T14:55:39Z
Remove uneeded SKLEARN_BUILD_PARALLEL environment variable Build / CI, help wanted 2024-06-20T03:06:33Z
use threadpooling to optimse multiprocessing enhancement, help wanted, good first issue 2024-06-19T13:57:21Z
Asynchronous calls enhancement, help wanted 2024-06-20T11:16:26Z
[Help Request] Get the states of the vehicle behind ego vehicle in the neighborhood lane. help wanted 2024-06-19T12:32:20Z
Add Extra Metadata to Datarow class (total_width, etc.) enhancement, help wanted, good first issue 2024-06-19T12:25:59Z
Feature EPL-1461: ExtensionPoints documentation, help wanted 2024-06-19T12:07:28Z
jh.Get() and jh.Set() enhancement, help wanted, TNC 2024-06-20T15:55:17Z
Rewriting of Agent to have better variable and output management enhancement, help wanted, good first issue, Agent 2024-06-19T10:33:41Z
🐛 Bug Report: Fix modals good first issue, help wanted, javascript, frontend 2024-06-20T08:36:07Z
tensorboard support enhancement, help wanted, good first issue 2024-06-21T04:55:08Z
OpenSSF Best Practices help wanted 2024-06-19T09:59:16Z
Help in gathering commonly used supervision functions. help wanted 2024-06-21T17:42:40Z
S3 Compatible client enhancement, help wanted, question 2024-06-19T05:56:24Z
Support docker help wanted, good first issue 2024-06-19T05:49:05Z
Add a configuration option to disable auto dependency updates help wanted, feature, good first issue 2024-06-19T15:56:33Z
ConvergenceWarnings cannot be turned off Moderate, help wanted, Needs Reproducible Code 2024-06-20T13:28:42Z
Skip updating URL hash when clicking on "View user profile" option in user card with an opened overlay. bug, help wanted, in progress, UX, area: popovers 2024-06-21T14:55:32Z
[Feature Request] Support Hunyuan-DiT enhancement, help wanted, difficult-feature 2024-06-21T04:53:51Z
RFC: Transportation Management System enhancement, help wanted, needs review, work in progress 2024-06-20T16:17:29Z
Add pp [x + 42] to print an expression and its value - like Rust dbg!() help wanted 2024-06-19T01:06:13Z
Implement `import_from_fw_file` enhancement, help wanted, good first issue 2024-06-19T00:35:07Z
Example Issue Title bug, help wanted, watchlist 2024-06-19T00:00:04Z
Example Issue Title bug, help wanted, watchlist 2024-06-19T00:00:08Z
Styling of notification is broken with Bootstrap 5 bug, help wanted 2024-06-18T23:55:53Z
Combine frontend testing documentation pages help wanted, 🟩 priority: low, ✨ goal: improvement, 📄 aspect: text, 🧱 stack: documentation 2024-06-20T08:52:43Z
🐛 Bug Report: Language switch to Japanese or Mandarin, blackouts the Settings tab selection bug, good first issue, help wanted, javascript, frontend 2024-06-19T08:50:51Z
Error "ValueError: list.remove(x): x not in list" in testing on rolling bug, help wanted 2024-06-18T22:10:19Z
Crunchyroll is broken help wanted 2024-06-19T21:36:51Z
Create a super minimal test reactor, and use it to speed up our unit tests help wanted, good first issue, testing, optimization, low priority 2024-06-19T17:49:57Z
[DSPy] Capture messages, token counts in the instrumentation enhancement, help wanted, language: python, triage 2024-06-18T20:44:21Z
Issue with determining number of valid nodes for num_tasks=0 help wanted, prio: normal 2024-06-19T14:30:34Z
ERROR 1 : Error on generating output fro gpt2 in colab bug, help wanted 2024-06-18T20:38:42Z
Adicionando componentes do SideBar enhancement, help wanted 2024-06-19T17:16:50Z
Precision issues with __hv_log2_f SSE and NEON SIMD bug, help wanted 2024-06-19T11:43:58Z

R projects

Title URL Labels Updated
[Bug]: Example in README won't run with CRAN version of cardx help wanted 2024-06-21T16:47:27Z
Add functions for synthesis of incidence (and prevalence) estimators enhancement, help wanted 2024-06-21T11:23:55Z
Add indication of evidence base and WHO position to intervention documentation and vignettes enhancement, help wanted 2024-06-20T13:52:18Z
Update Niacin function help wanted 2024-06-18T10:50:18Z
General Issue: Identify initial focus areas for package good first issue, help wanted 2024-06-17T07:45:33Z
Improve documentation of the formula interface documentation, enhancement, help wanted 2024-06-13T14:20:01Z
Map parameter model names to design matrix names + split based on model concepts documentation, enhancement, help wanted 2024-06-13T13:03:43Z
Error in get.root.node(tree.df) : More than one root node detected. help wanted 2024-06-14T17:51:00Z
create_project() enhancement, help wanted 2024-06-12T13:08:33Z
Relay informative errors to app users bug, help wanted 2024-06-10T20:25:44Z
Help: slurm cluster example documentation, help wanted 2024-06-19T17:32:37Z
`theme_tt()`: Raw `tabular` without any `tabularray` help wanted, good first issue 2024-06-10T12:27:39Z
PDF is not recognized? help wanted 2024-06-07T21:17:24Z
Script terminates at the feature file function help wanted 2024-06-17T02:23:18Z
cyto_transform not working Help Wanted 2024-06-05T12:16:04Z
Help with environmental predictor raster input help wanted 2024-06-17T08:01:56Z
Improve sql queries : case aggregation help wanted 2024-06-11T11:52:35Z
Add shared use classification help wanted 2024-06-02T16:54:38Z
Not getting any map tiles from generated map bug, help wanted, good first issue 2024-06-06T18:33:28Z
Script fails to execute help wanted 2024-05-31T06:26:55Z
Typos in recipe instructions help wanted, status:in progress, type:typo text, good first issue 2024-05-30T23:12:26Z
Typos in recipe instructions help wanted, status:in progress, type:typo text, good first issue 2024-05-29T19:26:16Z
Cashflow cumulative or not bug, documentation, enhancement, help wanted 2024-05-29T09:04:47Z
Questions from EURAF bug, documentation, enhancement, help wanted 2024-05-29T09:01:54Z
Different results within mice compared to directly using method functions help wanted 2024-05-31T16:17:39Z
Allow Movement enhancement, help wanted, spatial-om 2024-05-27T01:45:59Z
R2 bug, documentation, enhancement, help wanted 2024-05-26T13:09:05Z
Tree row area bug, documentation, enhancement, help wanted, question 2024-05-26T13:04:38Z
Explore scaling objects in Shiny app to fit themselves to window size help wanted 2024-05-24T18:09:10Z
Any Issues or Bugs? Please let us know! help wanted, good first issue 2024-05-23T13:17:04Z
Update extendr enhancement, help wanted 2024-05-31T04:05:58Z
Fix issue with tempfiles help wanted 2024-05-29T14:32:23Z
Typos in recipe instructions help wanted, status:in progress, type:typo text, good first issue 2024-05-21T13:27:18Z
Modeling options not working help wanted 2024-05-29T09:24:26Z
What is second column of `ledger` csv export supposed to be? help wanted, question 2024-05-19T19:37:27Z
Yeo 51 splitted regions from yeo7 atlas request, help wanted 2024-05-19T13:44:42Z
`_outline()` functions feedback help wanted 2024-06-07T20:19:22Z
Package experience for new user? documentation, help wanted 2024-05-15T13:36:47Z
Error in BIOMOD_ModelingOptions help wanted 2024-05-22T08:45:11Z
Adjusting prices to dividends help wanted 2024-05-30T18:39:35Z
`purrr::map()` + `inferences()` scoping issue help wanted 2024-05-29T11:49:17Z
Migrate to Wiki's documentation, enhancement, help wanted, R, data 2024-05-30T14:47:23Z
Data Addition: Srape all pokemon pages enhancement, help wanted, data 2024-05-17T01:36:44Z
loading curve parameters from within R environment bug, enhancement, help wanted 2024-05-14T16:11:31Z
Function to setup sensible defaults for `model_options` list enhancement, help wanted, good first issue 2024-05-09T22:57:45Z
Investigate survey plots rendering issue help wanted, PA2024CH, ADO 2024-05-09T09:07:29Z
Use case: economics enhancement, help wanted 2024-05-08T11:01:34Z
Use case: habitability enhancement, help wanted 2024-05-14T10:05:51Z
Skip records screened layer enhancement, help wanted 2024-05-08T06:08:30Z
Result of gsva is all NA help wanted 2024-05-08T16:15:48Z
Updated Data Formatting bug, good first issue, help wanted 2024-05-30T02:45:06Z
DRAGON - output matrix names enhancement, help wanted 2024-06-14T15:32:07Z
Add Resolution and sizing customisation to shiny app enhancement, help wanted 2024-05-05T22:09:46Z
compute accurate logLik value for meanvar model help wanted, question 2024-06-17T20:49:54Z
website themeing, accessibility help wanted, website 2024-05-02T15:44:54Z
collect offspring distribution and generation time to reuse in examples or assessments help wanted 2024-05-01T17:46:48Z
not working with Docker help wanted 2024-05-01T14:49:06Z
Neural Network ML Not Functioning bug, enhancement, help wanted 2024-05-02T02:58:18Z
Incompatibility with scoringutils dev version bug, help wanted 2024-06-13T12:56:37Z
Better names for functions ending in `_custom()` help wanted 2024-04-29T06:20:22Z
Failing incoming CRAN checks help wanted 2024-04-27T14:37:00Z
Fix `get_ukb_data_dict()` and `get_ukb_codings()` bug, help wanted, good first issue 2024-05-07T15:13:00Z
App version of the calibration app (not the admin) documentation, enhancement, help wanted 2024-04-25T14:41:15Z
add units tests for subsetting good first issue, help wanted, unit test 2024-04-22T09:17:53Z
tmap.deckgl is born publicity, help wanted 2024-04-22T09:19:53Z
Error if you click one of the ML buttons in the ML Page Without Confirm Datasets Completed bug, help wanted 2024-05-02T03:25:22Z
A question about column deletion help wanted 2024-04-17T14:49:03Z
Warning message after changing `min_absolute_karyotype_mutations` help wanted 2024-05-16T15:47:22Z
[WARNING] Could not fetch resource anovaformulario.png help wanted 2024-04-15T11:17:19Z
Adaptar todos los paquetes a pkgdown 2.0.8 help wanted 2024-04-22T04:43:11Z
how to make mapping functions more generic enhancement, help wanted, question 2024-04-11T11:17:38Z
`bootstrap_quanta()` is slow enhancement, help wanted, good first issue 2024-04-09T15:35:43Z
find a way around `.onLoad()` or check it for good practice documentation, help wanted 2024-04-09T15:32:04Z
re-implement doc_bootstrap_plot documentation, enhancement, help wanted 2024-04-09T15:00:30Z
re-implement doc_size_distr_plot documentation, enhancement, help wanted 2024-04-09T14:59:31Z
re-implement calculate_KDE documentation, enhancement, help wanted 2024-04-09T14:57:45Z
re-implement calculate_selective_least_squares documentation, enhancement, help wanted 2024-04-09T14:58:01Z
implement fit_spline() model fitting for use with GA for knot selection help wanted 2024-06-17T20:50:56Z
Analyze syntagmatic patterns of CA results like in the CCDB enhancement, help wanted, possible term paper or thesis, possible internship topic 2024-04-08T07:56:16Z
Add more heuristics to example search in collocationAnalysis enhancement, help wanted, possible term paper or thesis, possible internship topic 2024-04-08T07:56:44Z
figure out reasonable calculation for fitted.nhpp() enhancement, help wanted 2024-06-17T20:51:15Z
confusion about what changepoint is reporting help wanted, question 2024-06-17T20:51:32Z
check if figures are allowed to be used with only attribution enhancement, help wanted, priority, delays-episode 2024-06-18T23:55:51Z
"add Filter" button not populated when using shiny >= 1.8.0 bug, help wanted 2024-04-04T01:32:37Z
Support Bootstrap5 enhancement, help wanted 2024-04-01T21:28:18Z
Concerns around size of compiled site directory help wanted 2024-04-12T14:20:39Z
mgks memory usage help wanted 2024-03-29T16:05:20Z
Next steps: focus on per strata joint analysis or overall average of selected admins enhancement, help wanted 2024-03-28T15:47:55Z
{epiparameter} Shiny App or Quarto Dashboard help wanted, dev day 2024-03-29T22:37:54Z
fix revdepcheck workflow help wanted 2024-05-24T11:31:55Z
New URL for the report that can be included in the brochure help wanted, question 2024-05-07T19:45:04Z
Add resources or Further Reading chapter with links to relevant reports help wanted, question 2024-04-12T19:25:46Z
tm_labels -> looking for algorithms help wanted 2024-04-15T06:03:03Z
create vignettes documentation, help wanted 2024-03-24T20:38:58Z returning 403 for `rvest::read_html()` bug, help wanted 2024-05-31T18:05:57Z
Import and tidy ADMIXTURE output enhancement, good first issue, help wanted 2024-06-11T09:18:37Z
create figure or animation to show concept scenario for {cfr} help wanted, upcoming training 2024-04-15T15:17:03Z
Show colour in `glimpse()` help wanted 2024-03-22T06:33:55Z
Add various descriptive stats for populations enhancement, good first issue, help wanted 2024-05-23T07:02:44Z
Create case study articles for how to use key datasets help wanted, documentation 2024-03-21T11:53:23Z