From where should I start?

Hello there,

This is my first post after just joining this discussion, so please forgive me and provide kind assistance if I have posted to the wrong subsection.

I am new here but a real enthusiast and loving this community so far. I have a background in teaching coding and in education and feel I could help with documentation, at least for starters.

As a new member in this forum and wish to share and gain some knowledge. I am looking forward to create my own discussion to resolve my query and gain some knowledge.

Also in what category should be taken depends on what factors?

Thankyou in advance.


Honestly, the categories aren’t all that carefully curated – I think folks mostly go with a “what makes sense”.

But keep in mind that this server is primarily aimed at people working on the Scala language, not in it – it’s mostly folks building the actual compiler, the tooling, stuff like that. Most questions about Scala generally belong on the matching Scala Users Forum instead. But obviously, precisely where it belongs depends on what the question is.

Hello, welcome!

(I think Justin missed your offer to work on improving documentation. If that’s what you want to do, this is the right place to discuss it.)

If you’re looking to contribute on the docs side, there are a number of open issues at Issues · scala/scala-lang · GitHub and Issues · scala/docs.scala-lang · GitHub — especially the ones labeled “good first issue” and/or “help wanted”.

If you want to improve the Scaladoc of the standard library, we don’t have tickets for that, but improvement PRs are welcome at Pull requests · scala/scala · GitHub — the contributing guide in that repo has some info on how to view your changes.

For my fellow educators there is also the Scala Teachers Discourse although it’s much less active over there… :cry:

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You inspired me to click on “All categories” in the menu at left.

There is a category for docs.

Normally, it might be easier to comment on a ticket or PR than on this forum, but if there is no ticket or PR, then starting a topic here makes sense.

I did; apologies. A reminder to me that replying pre-coffee isn’t always wise.