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Best open source project for a newbie?

 
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Anybody know of a good open source project I could work on to build up my experience? I've got the BS degree in Computer Science, but the I keep getting shot down for Java programmer jobs because of lack of experience I'd like to change that. I'd appreciate any helpful advice.
 
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What are you interested in? There isn't going to be a single "best" project. Have you used any open source libraries yet?
 
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I'd like to get in on a team project in the creative field like something dealing with movies or even games. I think something like that would be an interesting project to work on in my spare time.
 
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Like Jeanne said, "best" is what you feel is best.
Head over to http://sourceforge.net/
You can search for projects (I searched for games and it gave me 21,178 hits). Read the description and find out if the project creators are open for contributions.
 
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