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
Enhancement of backlog cards should increace quality of actions help wanted 2024-03-03T18:00:48Z
Show lint errors as inline annotations in Github PRs help wanted, linters 2024-03-03T16:49:31Z
[Bug] Fix clipping gradients's test bug, good first issue, help wanted, High Priority 2024-03-03T12:22:11Z
Edit hunts page bug, enhancement, help wanted 2024-03-03T12:15:59Z
Vulnerability for users who left server bug, help wanted 2024-03-03T11:32:19Z
fix download counter help wanted 2024-03-03T11:11:37Z
[TRACKER] Skyrim Crash Logs help wanted 2024-03-03T11:03:24Z
(development_playground-renames) Playground Bugs, Help Wanted, Crash 2024-03-03T10:31:21Z
(Development) Credits Update Help Wanted, Enhancement 2024-03-03T08:43:52Z
(Dev Widescreen Fix) Some Custom Controls are Broken Bugs, Help Wanted 2024-03-03T07:32:02Z
Quaternion multiplication wrong, because of Tensor.cross help wanted 2024-03-03T07:26:17Z
(Dev Widescreen Fix) Some GUI does not respect widescreen Bugs, Help Wanted, Enhancement 2024-03-03T07:25:38Z
Landing Page View enhancement, help wanted 2024-03-03T06:42:27Z
Signup Feature documentation, enhancement, help wanted 2024-03-03T06:59:13Z
Menu GUIs get cut-off Bugs, Help Wanted, Enhancement 2024-03-03T04:42:37Z
(Development) Sending Friend Request Crashes Game Bugs, Help Wanted, Crash 2024-03-03T06:08:50Z
Disable Hotkeys while typing Bugs, Help Wanted, Enhancement 2024-03-03T04:30:07Z
[Feature] All GPUs within the same TP group load training data from shared memory enhancement, help wanted, Low Priority 2024-03-03T12:41:11Z
Allow certain actions while sprinting Bugs, Suggestion, Help Wanted 2024-03-03T03:25:24Z
[Feature] Add payload counter enhancement, help wanted, good first issue 2024-03-03T02:18:55Z
Can't find instructions for running on linux documentation, help wanted 2024-03-03T00:16:51Z
HTTP Transport commit is creating issue to init repo type / bug, help wanted 2024-03-03T13:49:41Z
Scaling of the dendrogram not possible enhancement, help wanted 2024-03-02T17:24:53Z
Refresh rate bug, help wanted, good first issue 2024-03-02T17:16:17Z
Add 'V8 optimization' setting to per-site privacy-security control. enhancement, help wanted 2024-03-03T08:29:52Z
Online playground enhancement, help wanted, good first issue 2024-03-02T16:23:54Z
Library: Property Based Testing enhancement, help wanted, good first issue 2024-03-02T16:20:42Z
Create a new Class help wanted, good first issue 2024-03-02T16:20:09Z
Improve parameter syntax enhancement, help wanted, good first issue 2024-03-02T16:18:31Z
Documentation documentation, help wanted, good first issue 2024-03-02T16:03:18Z
Aeon Language Server enhancement, help wanted, good first issue 2024-03-02T16:03:42Z
Aeon formatter enhancement, help wanted, good first issue 2024-03-02T16:03:42Z
Error messages with source location. enhancement, help wanted, good first issue 2024-03-02T16:03:41Z
Metadata in decorators enhancement, help wanted, good first issue 2024-03-02T16:03:41Z
need help with linux and macos install procesures for version 4+ HELP WANTED, enhancement request approved, PRIORITY 2024-03-02T15:25:44Z
Ignore should be tied to the target of synthesis, not the ignored function. bug, help wanted, good first issue 2024-03-02T16:03:40Z
$ operator enhancement, help wanted, good first issue 2024-03-02T16:03:40Z
Method Syntax enhancement, help wanted, good first issue 2024-03-02T16:03:39Z
Namespaces enhancement, help wanted, good first issue 2024-03-02T16:03:39Z
Wonderitem sparkles appearing without wonderitem shuffle bug, help wanted 2024-03-02T10:08:54Z
Increase Cells File Charachter Limit enhancement, help wanted 2024-03-02T10:13:31Z
release package v0.1.6 on Conda forge help wanted 2024-03-02T09:55:26Z
[Unit Test] Add unit tests for DistributedTrainer good first issue, help wanted, High Priority 2024-03-03T12:21:58Z
[Update] - Refering to update documentation, enhancement, help wanted 2024-03-03T15:37:42Z
[Feature] Use CUDA event for measuring elasped time enhancement, good first issue, help wanted 2024-03-02T05:49:23Z
[Feature] Asyncronous Serialization enhancement, good first issue, help wanted 2024-03-03T03:08:15Z
[Feature] Kernel Fusion of Layer Norm and GeLU enhancement, help wanted 2024-03-02T02:56:02Z
[Feature] LAMB optimizer enhancement, help wanted 2024-03-02T02:49:40Z
[Feature] Parallel transformer block enhancement, help wanted, High Priority 2024-03-02T12:01:00Z
File loss/Overriding if move operation fails [Critical bug] bug, help wanted, good first issue 2024-03-01T21:48:30Z
CSV Report generation API tests fail when the current date in the active timezone is different to the UTC date P2 - normal, DEV: backend, APP: Facility, help wanted 2024-03-02T05:19:44Z
Use shorter message when sending notifications without content help wanted, in progress, priority: high, area: notifications (messages), area: mobile 2024-03-02T13:59:45Z
Support `response_format: json_object` in OpenAI server help wanted, good first issue 2024-03-01T19:12:00Z
Reorganize Blender Shortcuts enhancement, help wanted 2024-03-01T19:00:22Z
Explore patterns to load different skill sets when launching in ROS 2 enhancement, help wanted, ROS 2 2024-03-01T18:48:08Z
FEATURE: Selling Zones Discounts enhancement, help wanted, balance, mechanics, content, planned, long-term 2024-03-02T16:42:45Z
Resource folder needs to have a `versions.json` file created right from the start bug, help wanted 2024-03-02T23:16:59Z
Gs/dev tiles for folder enhancement, help wanted 2024-03-01T16:05:02Z
Ascertain and set `NEURON_HOME` if the environment variable is not set T: enhancement, Help wanted, good first issue 2024-03-01T12:09:40Z
Transform scripts into clean Python modules help wanted, good first issue 2024-03-01T11:06:52Z
Use remotion instead of moviepy enhancement, help wanted 2024-03-01T10:54:23Z
Fix errors reported by superlinter's workflow enhancement, good first issue, help wanted 2024-03-01T09:59:20Z
feat: `` support `components`&`services` enhancement, help wanted, schema 1.5 2024-03-01T07:39:52Z
Investigate whether we can build Mixxx for WebAssembly enhancement, help wanted, port 2024-03-03T01:00:49Z
Any plan to support TTS for cmn? enhancement, help wanted, needs triage 2024-03-01T03:03:42Z
Not an issue per se, but more like a request help wanted 2024-03-01T04:27:47Z
[TASK]: Generate a single sample ECG image for model training enhancement, help wanted, good first issue, question 2024-03-01T01:44:05Z
Feature Request: Add new `generic_jsonl` parser to support ingesting JSONL size: medium, why: functionality, good first ticket, help wanted, status: backlog, touches: API/CLI/user interface, type: enhancement, expected: release after next 2024-03-01T02:02:02Z
Compatibility with conda environments help wanted 2024-03-01T06:06:56Z
Robot params does not provide Dynamixel joint's min max range values in world radians help wanted 2024-02-29T23:41:15Z
Set up database help wanted 2024-03-01T00:31:55Z
🐢 Optimize pipeline testing github actions workflow enhancement, help wanted, good first issue 2024-02-29T23:08:26Z
[INFRA] Test import as part of ci enhancement, help wanted, good-first-issue, infra 2024-02-29T22:19:55Z
Datetime as field enhancement, help wanted 2024-02-29T21:59:08Z
[CONTRIBUTION] Speech Dataset Generator documentation, enhancement, help wanted 2024-03-02T17:50:29Z
Encrypted message when sending to the Matrix room enhancement, help wanted 2024-02-29T21:02:38Z
InstantID - "Waiting for task to start ..." help wanted, awaiting feedback 2024-03-01T14:59:00Z
Make bulk inference for speech to text batched enhancement, help wanted 2024-02-29T20:21:39Z
Make bulk inference for text to speech batched enhancement, help wanted 2024-02-29T20:21:33Z
More support for deprecated fields/models feature request, help wanted 2024-03-01T02:30:34Z
HISTORY enhancement, help wanted, Offer, Seller 2024-02-29T23:00:26Z
top-k multiclass macro accuracy is not calculated correctly bug / fix, help wanted 2024-03-01T08:20:25Z
Adding torch.compile + fp16 + bettertransformer a CLI argument help wanted 2024-02-29T15:46:52Z
Add transformer to perform image patching enhancement, good first issue, help wanted 2024-02-29T15:05:36Z
Roughness weights enhancement, help wanted 2024-03-01T20:57:48Z
Create dashboard with drag and drop sidebar nodes (reactflow) help wanted 2024-02-29T14:45:40Z
Bump test coverage to 20% enhancement, help wanted, no validation 2024-03-01T11:49:35Z
Fix `past_booking_occurrences_are_cancelled` test bug, help wanted 2024-02-29T13:57:51Z
Evaluate and create prompts for the llm help wanted, question 2024-02-29T12:29:17Z
Webserver | Translations enhancement, help wanted 2024-02-29T16:31:34Z
Review this package in light of gammapy recent developments help wanted, discussion 2024-02-29T12:49:24Z
Card_Game这个任务跑不起来 bug, help wanted 2024-03-01T10:05:12Z
Validation runs only for one iteration when restarting from checkpoint mid-epoch, wrongly reporting validation loss bug, help wanted, loops 2024-03-03T00:14:37Z
Probelmatic indentation level in `eigenpro.optimizers.EigenPro.step()` bug, help wanted 2024-03-01T16:53:38Z
各種メソッドが柔軟に引数を取れるようにする enhancement, help wanted 2024-03-01T05:37:46Z
Missing documentation for Gitea Social Auth documentation, hacktoberfest, help wanted, good first issue 2024-02-29T09:59:34Z
My eel application blocking the chrome running while is run. help wanted 2024-02-29T07:03:57Z
Client-side memory leak when re-creating Plotly elements bug, help wanted 2024-03-02T05:04:02Z
GUI missing editing labels feature enhancement, help wanted 2024-02-29T04:13:51Z
Test PDM installation on different machines help wanted 2024-02-29T04:06:38Z

R projects

Title URL Labels Updated
ggplot2 3.5.0 broke axis lines in coord_trans_xy() help wanted 2024-03-02T20:52:34Z
Add support for user directly inputting a time series of F rather than TAC enhancement, help wanted 2024-02-29T21:48:59Z
Rename Group to Round in the Plots documentation, enhancement, help wanted 2024-02-29T08:56:08Z
Automate the way the logo is included in the markdown file called by print_report() help wanted 2024-02-28T16:34:19Z
Index of the pdf version enhancement, help wanted 2024-02-28T11:25:27Z
Episode 6: Exception and Error Handling help wanted, good first issue 2024-02-27T17:41:04Z
Episode 5: IO help wanted, good first issue 2024-02-27T17:40:01Z
Episode 4: Control Flows help wanted, good first issue 2024-02-27T17:39:22Z
Episode 3: Arrays help wanted, good first issue 2024-02-27T17:38:39Z
Episode 2: Basics help wanted, good first issue 2024-02-27T17:37:55Z
Episode 1: A trivial program help wanted, good first issue 2024-02-27T17:37:14Z
Update Software Setup help wanted, good first issue 2024-02-27T17:33:46Z
Update the Lesson Summary help wanted, good first issue, curriculum 2024-02-27T17:28:58Z
Enforcing a model column help wanted, question 2024-02-28T11:17:50Z
`standardize_dates()` doesn't currently account for a date column with mixed formats enhancement, help wanted 2024-02-27T09:33:22Z
Grafik spiegeln help wanted 2024-02-23T20:26:26Z
Stop converting warnings to errors in `score()`? help wanted, question 2024-02-23T18:51:59Z
Migration CDS/ADS -- anticipated package failure help wanted 2024-02-23T19:47:05Z
Parallel processing on Maxent tuning: using all cores help wanted 2024-02-23T15:28:17Z
add tf_rebase functionality to docs help wanted, basis representation, documentation 2024-02-23T11:54:24Z
Bios 8 and 9 help wanted, double-check 2024-02-29T17:38:04Z
Future of `plot_scores_table()` help wanted, question 2024-02-28T11:16:49Z
splitting plot into 3 not plotting help wanted 2024-02-21T14:35:32Z
5400201 - Scotch Creek help wanted 2024-02-26T22:54:03Z
24727338 - Ormand Creek help wanted 2024-03-01T17:34:45Z
Fix descripition of intervals in baseball vignette. help wanted 2024-02-19T21:03:00Z
Getting plant presences from GBIF bug, help wanted 2024-02-19T12:56:10Z
Language selection within the user Interface enhancement, help wanted 2024-02-18T09:28:34Z
Help with BIOMOD - C drive increasing GB & getting full -- where does biomod2 write files to help wanted 2024-02-27T15:39:21Z
Add QCkit & NPSdataverse references documentation, enhancement, help wanted 2024-02-13T17:49:20Z
Argument `force` from function `zbind()` still experimental help wanted 2024-02-13T09:08:20Z
5400181 - Wardrop Creek help wanted 2024-02-27T21:10:43Z
Help with BIOMOD_projection - how to customize the resulting plots help wanted 2024-02-14T09:32:05Z
Add self-contained example to each exported function help wanted, good first issue, bioconductor 2024-02-11T18:34:40Z
Double censoring using numerical integration enhancement, help wanted, stan 2024-02-09T16:14:21Z
Ensemble modeling problem: missing validation values help wanted 2024-02-14T17:13:41Z
Convocazioni enhancement, help wanted, question 2024-02-07T22:15:08Z
Restrict input to readline(prompt = "") bug, help wanted, domain_mapping 2024-02-05T15:30:48Z
Text print out to R console - improve formatting good first issue, help wanted, enhancement, domain_mapping 2024-02-28T10:44:35Z
Intro Archaeoriddle - Book chapter proofreading/improvement documentation, enhancement, help wanted, cleanning 2024-02-07T12:03:37Z
Add explanation, materials help wanted 2024-02-02T16:58:56Z
New Maintainer Welcome :-) help wanted 2024-02-01T09:48:54Z
New Maintainer Welcome :-) help wanted 2024-02-01T09:49:04Z
New Maintainer Welcome :-) help wanted 2024-02-01T09:46:24Z
New Maintainer Welcome :-) help wanted 2024-02-01T09:45:56Z
New Maintainer Welcome :-) help wanted 2024-02-01T09:45:13Z
New Maintainer Welcome :-) help wanted 2024-02-01T09:44:39Z
Move DescTools:: from suggests to imports help wanted, question 2024-01-31T22:52:18Z
[Code Refactor]: Run scripts from data folder rather than scripts folder enhancement, help wanted, All, TeamMeeting 2024-01-31T16:01:20Z
Multiple tests failing at methods::as(info,"symmetricMatrix"), at least for me help wanted 2024-02-09T00:29:58Z
Check parameter range for sensitivity analysis help wanted 2024-01-30T20:09:38Z
Use more epidemiological themed examples in demo vignette good first issue, help wanted 2024-02-05T16:49:31Z
Add Learner Profiles documentation, help wanted 2024-02-21T10:16:39Z
Add Learner Profiles and Pathways to the lesson documentation, help wanted, curriculum 2024-02-27T17:34:16Z
Improve auto categorisations bug, help wanted, enhancement, domain_mapping 2024-02-05T15:25:29Z
Links between tables & variables help wanted, question, enhancement 2024-02-05T15:26:44Z
Using Rcongas+ only in the scATAC modality help wanted 2024-02-19T11:57:35Z
fail to install `{ragg}` in MacOS help wanted, early-task 2024-01-29T14:16:04Z
Fix disparities in meaning of `stat_max` in various functions documentation, help wanted, discussion, refactoring, high-priority 2024-02-06T11:15:25Z
Texts created using geom_text_repel() in ggplot2 disappear when the plot is flipped using coord_flip(). bug, help wanted 2024-02-09T19:46:05Z
Select demo data/calibration data set help wanted 2024-01-24T22:28:06Z
Confirm MIMCS model congfiguration help wanted 2024-01-24T17:50:51Z
Confirm BAMS model configuration help wanted 2024-01-24T17:50:51Z
Confirm MEMS model configuration help wanted 2024-01-24T17:50:50Z
Confirm CORPSE model configuration help wanted 2024-01-24T17:50:50Z
Confirm COMISSION model configuration help wanted 2024-01-24T17:50:49Z
Add <epidemic> class help wanted, R code, Discussion 2024-02-16T11:56:40Z
replace_seq: add a `replace_nth` argument in help wanted 2024-01-23T20:50:54Z
Example Issue: Requesting help on a plot - how do I change the shape of points on a plot? R, help wanted, question 2024-01-23T13:21:24Z
question about this help wanted 2024-02-20T13:49:47Z
Expand testing for Renviron as part of persistent compiled Stan models enhancement, help wanted, good first issue, infrastructure 2024-01-18T14:14:56Z
Index and Indicator functions differ in output from original bug, help wanted, function, prio1 2024-02-09T14:13:05Z
Help with BIOMOD_xxx - [format for default setting] help wanted 2024-02-26T14:07:42Z
Refactor data_table_congruence sapply to vapply enhancement, good first issue, help wanted, refactor 2024-01-16T18:26:53Z
Help with BIOMOD_ModelingOptions - sampsize argument in RF help wanted 2024-01-16T08:35:20Z
Wrong Molar Masses bug, help wanted 2024-01-23T14:51:59Z
CFI/TLI are implausibly high, do not match Stata help wanted 2024-01-11T13:59:37Z
Please advise what is meant by the range change definitions "Future range size no dispersal vs full dispersal" help wanted 2024-01-18T06:29:23Z
Re-use of flowaccumualtion and flow direction map enhancement, help wanted 2024-01-25T07:52:05Z
Fix the report generation feature bug, help wanted 2024-01-11T00:38:56Z
Complete README - Documentation documentation, help wanted 2024-01-10T18:43:14Z
Errors with `regional_epinow` help wanted 2024-02-26T11:11:48Z
An error occurred during use of package "ggSCvis" help wanted 2024-01-11T02:30:07Z
add unit tests for new diff_reports utility function help wanted, dev 2024-01-05T21:09:15Z
rgdal retired, causing issues for ggsegExtra on newer R versions atlas request, help wanted 2024-02-14T17:19:04Z
Parse rds could avoid hitting disk difficulty: novice, effort: low, help wanted, theme:performance:racing_car: 2024-01-04T22:31:47Z
Render custom stan functions using Doxygen documentation, enhancement, help wanted 2024-01-04T10:45:09Z
Integrate DataBricks data quality checks also in GitHub packages help wanted 2024-01-11T15:05:47Z
Review cmdstanr approach to documentation and implement good ideas here documentation, help wanted, question 2024-01-02T19:01:26Z
Issues Transforming Data and Plotting gated samples Help Wanted 2024-02-29T16:33:49Z
Separate interactions : correct handling of the case with metric and categorical regs... help wanted 2023-12-29T14:14:10Z
Implement better output checking enhancement, help wanted 2023-12-29T11:01:09Z
Help with BIOMOD_- PA's not generated help wanted 2023-12-28T15:08:05Z
Windows support help wanted 2023-12-20T14:57:30Z
Bug with plotly bug, help wanted 2023-12-21T17:41:13Z
Edit, delete, and cancel analyses by UUID or name good first issue, help wanted 2023-12-19T20:43:22Z
Help with - [can't load my data properly] help wanted 2024-01-18T13:30:16Z
g_theta (make_linear_predictor): RI name is not sufficiently distinctive help wanted 2023-12-20T11:01:30Z
Add learner profiles good first issue, help wanted 2023-12-16T11:09:16Z
Error occurred during data transformation Help Wanted 2024-01-26T16:04:42Z