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New Contributor Wizard is a GUI application build to help new contributors get started with Open Source.

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New Contributor Wizard

New Contributor Wizard


New Contributor Wizard is a GUI application build to help new contributors get started with Open Source. It was an idea to bring together all the Tools and Tutorials necessary for a person to learn and start contributing to Open Source. The application contains different courseware sections like Communication, Version Control System etc. and within each section, there are respective Tools and Tutorials.

A Tool is an up and running service right inside the application which can perform tasks to help the user understand the concepts. For example, encrypting a message using the primary key, decrypting the encrypted message using the private key, and so on, these tools can help the user better understand the concepts of encryption.

A tutorial is comprised of lessons which contain text, images, questions and code snippets. It is a comprehensive guide for a particular concept. For example, Encryption 101, How to use git?, What is a mailing list? and so on.

In addition to providing the Tools and Tutorials, this application is build to be progressive. One can easily contribute new Tutorials by just creating a JSON file, the process of which is documented in the project repository itself. Similarly, a documentation for contributing Tools is present as well.

Project Repository

Project repository can be found on Debian Salsa.

Project Management

Project management i.e. issue/bug tracker is present on Redmine hosted on Debian.

Prerequisites To Build Application

  • GNU/Linux OS (Tested on Debian 9)
  • Python (Tested on Python => 3.5)
  • Kivy (Tested on ==1.10.1)

How To Install

Make sure you have all the dependencies of Kivy installed. Then run:

$ pip install new-contributor-wizard

How To Run

$ new-contributor-wizard


Developer Documentation

These documentations help developers who are willing to build this application from source. Checkout docs from here.

Contributor Documentation

These documentations contains guildelines for the contributors get started with best practices to help out in contributing to this project. Checkout docs from here.

Contribute To Tutorials

Contributing Tutorials is as simple as creating a JSON file, NO CODING REQUIRED! You can create a JSON file in order to contribute to Tutorials of any module of your choice. Visit Contribute To Tutorials to know how.

Contribute To Tools

In order to contribute tools for any module of this application visit Contribute To Tools documentation.


Changelogs for this project is based on SemVer or Semantic Versioning. Checkout Changelogs from here.


Checkout CONTRIBUTORS to know more about the awesome people behind this project.

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