@joaogabrielzo if you're interested in contributing to Scala itself, I have a talk on this called “You Are a Scala Contributor“, https://www.scaladays.org/2018/new-york/schedule/you-are-a-scala-contributor (slides + video)
I'm gonna start with that, thank you so much
how good do I have to be in Scala to be able to contribute properly
that's difficult to say anything general about. you may need to be patient and accept that getting to the point where you are primarily accomplishing things, rather than primarily just learning things, may take a while
I'd suggest starting by contributing doc fixes and additions. as a newcomer yourself, you're in a good position to notice things which will trip up other newcomers — and work your way up to contributing code changes as your knowledge of Scala and your knowledge of the project improves
Today I was reading an article on current state of Scala ecosystem and its future. I have particularly noticed that many people in the community complain on its difficulty to get started with. As I am a student at the moment, I also noticed that the language is not really popular in academia in general, and many students haven't even heard about the language.
Recently I was applying for a Google Summer of Code project (in essence, students contribute to an opensource project from the list of organisations), and didnt see any project from Scala ecosystem. I was a bit surprised and really disappointed. So I decided just to mention that it would be nice if organisations from Scala ecosystem could also become a part of this (and maybe other similar) initiative, I believe that there must be many more similar to GSoC initiatives. I believe this should increase popularity of the language among students as well as add more contributors to Scala ecosystem and eventually make Scala more popular. For organisations this may be beneficial in terms of employment, as they are able to hire talented students after the project ends. I don't know what is the best place to make this call, but I think that starting from here should be a good choice. What do you think?