How did I become an open source contributor? I did a few small projects for language learners and released them under a CC license in a my previous life, but that's not what this piece is about. This is about contributing to an open source project that matters and doing so in a technical capacity.
We spent the last couple of days of week 2 at Hack Reactor re-implementing underscore.js functions. It may seem like an odd and useless exercise, but I feel I've gotten some good things out of it.