So I am about a year from graduating and I know I need some real world experience under my belt to get into rails development when I’m done. Anyone have any good open source projects needing help from a newcomer to rails. Im very comfortable with Ruby, jquery, html, HTTP, and Relational Databases but just can’t seem to find a project that sparks my interest on Github. I have gone through a few Rails books and feel its time to get out of my basement and into the world. Anyone working on anything that they could use some help on? Ready set go!
Take a look at http://www.redmine.org/, you could contribute to the core or for it’s numerous plugins. The best part is that you could find a company that actually uses redmine as it’s issue tracker and will appreciate your experience (it was the case for me).