Max is a speaker, sharing his knowledge on stages in front of thousands of people. He has talked about React and related topics at more than a dozen conferences all across the world!
Max works as an open source developer, maintaining a variety of popular open source projects. He created react-boilerplate, one of the biggest React starter kits with over 10,000 stars on GitHub. It's used by companies big and small all across the world to kickstart their new products.
Most recently he co-created styled-components, a new way to style your React applications, and Carte Blanche, a tool to help you rapidly build and test your React components.
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Thanks for all of the lovely questions, I'll have to call it a night! I hope this was interesting, and if you have any unanswered questions you can always reach me on twitter (https://twitter.com/mxstbr) or ask me at my GitHub AMA! (https://github.com/mxstbr/ama)
Huge thanks to Hashnode for setting this up, it's been a pleasure. Have a good one!
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I recently quit my first job of 1 year, where I worked on a front end framework for a custom solution for AEM, where I learnt a lot. I recently had to quit, and so I decided to contribute to an open source react project Gatsby, but it's taking time to get my first pull request up. What suggestions/unsolicited advice would you like to give to people like me starting their careers trying to make open source contributions?
P.S : How should I approach contributing? Through picking up a bug, intimating the maintainer/creator that I'm interested to work on it, and then going forward, or some other way? I'm wary of communicating with the creator/maintainer for some reason (probably low confidence)