Today WordPress 4.1 was released. This is a big release for me because it is my first contribution that was committed to WordPress. I’ve worked with WordPress since 2009 but hadn’t gotten to contribute to core until this release. This contribution was so I could go through the steps of the process, so I could get into more contributing in the future.
You’d think contributing is easy but there are a lot of little things you have to understand to be able to contribute even one line of code. If you’re looking to get started, the WebDev Studio guys have a great blog post on getting into contribution.