Over time, we've learned that the best projects to recommend to newcomers are those that have clear, thorough guides for newcomers.
We've created a
detailed how-to for creating these (see the [ https:// docs.google.com/ document/d/1UGtR_6XWBn4_vo37Kn_hNXmzpwLaSJEZxc8rqFKhy- U/edit Open Source Project Guide] - #2: Project Setup). The basics that we look for are:
* Contact information for the project as a whole, as well as one or more maintainers who will be OpenHatch's main points of contact.
* An overview of the purpose of the project, as well as its basic structure, tools and technologies.
* Often times easy "bite-size" bugs get fixed quickly by maintainers. We find it useful to assign bitesize bugs to OpenHatch, or to leave comments explaining that we're hoping to reserve these tasks for newcomers, although with small projects a simple email to the developer list saying, "Hey, can you leave X, Y and Z tasks alone until after the weekend?" will suffice. We can work with you to figure out the best way to balance reserving these tasks for newcomers with your need to keep your project up to snuff.
===What are the current Open-Hatch affiliated projects?===