Just came across this:
Seems like a good way to encourage contributions to open source projects like Discourse Here are the official guides on meta for how to contribute:
Many large projects are tagged on GitHub e.g. “good first issue” to indicate possible entry points for less experienced developers to get their feet wet. I see the #starter-task tag here on meta seems to be the similar thing for Discourse. Perhaps more things could be given this tag?
This could also be a good opportunity for plugin developers to point out some entry points for new contributions.
Personally (for example) I don’t have much experience with Ruby or JS but would be happy to try my hand at things like CSS fixes, documentation improvements, or perhaps a simple task for the WP Discourse plugin.