Every now and then, someone asks on the forum how they can help a non-profit with what they’ve been learning on FCC — without getting all three certs first. If I see that, I usually offer some easy tasks from the NGO I spend most of my time with. The tasks are of various difficulties, but more importantly of smaller size, so I think they’re easier to approach and less formidable than fullstack github projects (some of which are reinventing the wheel).
One such collaboration just successfully finished. @lukaszsobek helped redesign a small web application to look a bit more lively and less bootstrap-default. Here is the web service:
… and here you can see a visual diff:
The workflow consisted of me explaining the goals and constraints and then we iterated on design ideas and regressions that inevitably happened. It was a learning experience for both of us, eg. just from the last code review: I didn’t know about the humans.txt spec (akin to robots.txt) and Lukasz learned about the rel=‘noopener’ attribute.
Big thanks to @lukaszsobek for helping make a difference!