I have two pull requests merged at spinnaker.github.io. Once you’ve made changes locally and successfully had your first pull request merged there are some additional steps to take before you make another PR.
If this guide doesn’t work for you, there are tons of resources on Google, GitHub, and YouTube. Search “making first pull request.”
The next pull request
When I started writing this blog post, I thought I would be listing the steps to making additional pull requests after the initial one to make changes on the website at Spinnaker.io.
It turns out that has already been written and it’s right here on the Spinnaker website. The only thing I would add is that when I was shown how to contribute, I was given this convention for naming my working branch:
I haven’t seen everyone use that convention so it may not be a requirement but it’s how I approach my contributions to the Spinnaker.io site.
I made a small documentation change to the Spinnaker website and my PR was merged today! Small contributions matter, I’m trying to remind myself of that. Today was the first day of the summit that I was able to catch one of the sessions. I made a point to see our CTO Isaac give his keynote. It was a great talk on what urban city planning has in common with open-source software communities.
I’m struggling to keep a record of how the summit is going. My plan was to write at least something daily and to have enough material at the end of each week to pull together a blog post that is worthy of syndicating. Getting started is usually the hard part. I have to get a streak going and I’m sure blogging will get easier as I start to make it a habit.
Spinnaker Summit started today. I missed the first day which consisted of an opening keynote and a welcome address. If like me you missed the kickoff, let’s not feel bad for missing the first day. The summit will span a whole four weeks.
It’s kind of my job to care about Spinnaker and its community. I’m hoping that Spinnaker Summit will be a great opportunity to learn, hack, and become an active contributor in this open-source community.