Hacktoberfest continues! Finding issues to fix on github.com projects has been surprisingly challenging. The amount of startup time on getting involved with a project really depends on a lot of things. Large projects, either in number of files or number of people, or even small ones in a language you don’t understand take some research before you can get involved. That isn’t to say it is impossible, but I have found it very easy to dismiss projects on these grounds unless there was something bigger attracting me to a project and making it seem worth the burden.
This time my issue was writing documentation for Android JetPack, explaining how to use EmojiCompat. EmojiCompat allows android apps to use Emojis, including ones that would normally not render because the font package included with the operating system version does not include the newer Emojis that have been released. A video was provided with a rundown on how it is used, and I based the documentation on that.
While not technically challenging, I did find it difficult to describe what was happening in the mandated commenting of code examples. Perhaps I stuck too much to writing code and not enough prose.