[TWiR] Call for Participation

We got a nice issue for simd-json.rs today and I wanted to share it. It is not super hard but has challenging parts (a mini parser) and can be fun to do since results will be directly usable and tackles a few different angles (perf, usability, api design). If someone finds this interesting but isn't sure they are up to it I'll gladly spend some time mentoring.

I have an issue that somebody can work on:

We have some issues in bandwhich that could use some work, some of them bite sized and good for beginners:

Help me port hyper and body-image-futio to async-std so we can run comparative benchmarks, as reported here for tokio:

Implementing a simple derive in SQLx with mentoring instructions from a proc-macro guru (me):

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Working on a Rust implementation of Celery with the goal of being fully compatible with the Python version so that tasks can be sent from Py -> Rust or vice versa.

Any issue marked "Status: Help Wanted" would be a good place to start for newcomers.

Implement function returning the local UTC offset for the time crate

I don't have the necessary knowledge or experience to be able to do this, let alone appropriately. A PR will happily be accepted. I can do the documentation and tests.

Quoting from @XAMPPRocky in https://github.com/rust-lang/rust/issues/29497#issuecomment-573353391:

Someone needs to merge the remove_dir_all code into the standard library. This is a crate that created as a quick workaround for crates from an implementation from #31944 that never got merged. It's been pretty stable over the past few years, and is used in cargo and rustup.

Since creating the crate, I no longer have a Windows machine. As a result I do not intend to maintain the crate. It would be great if someone could port the code into std so that everyone can have a reliable implementation on windows. :slight_smile:

If I had a Windows machine, I may try that issue.

I'm making a WebAssembly demo for the arcs crate and was wondering if someone could give me a hand.

I'm more than happy to help mentor.

Diesel is looking for persons willing to do some code review on submitted PR's. You don't need to be familiar with Diesel's internals to help. We are happy to answer any question about any code fragment that comes up in a review, so that's a great way to improve your understanding rust's trait system and how to build complex systems on top of that.

I got some good info & code last time around, but I still need someone (or many people!) to do a code review of the gist linked in the comments here. Mostly centering around correctness (which I'm pretty confident on) and safety (syscalls).

The image crate reworked its error types in the latest release. The new types can provide much more information such as underlying error sources, ties to the format, etc. however the existing decoders and encoders do not currently fill in that information. We're looking for contributions to migrate these to the new representation in this tracking issue.

SQLx has a new medium-difficulty feature request: https://github.com/launchbadge/sqlx/issues/115#issuecomment-590659131

Hey, the Offst project has an open issue regarding adding rust android builds to the CI:

I included an outline of how to perform the build on my own machine, but some I think some creativity is still required when attempting to make it all work on a CI system. Any help is appreciated!

A good easy task and one of the blockers for clap 3.0

Boa is an experimental JavaScript compiler and interpreter written in 100% pure Rust. We are looking for new collaborators or for new people interested in learning how compilers work. We have a bunch of easy issues, good first issues and issues where help is wanted.

Good first issues for contributing to the Tokio asynchronous runtime:

There are more issues on the E-help-wanted tag. If you are interested in helping out, please consider saying hi in Tokio's discord. For help or mentoring, please ask in the #tokio-dev channel on our discord.

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