The problem developers new to open source have is joining the community, starting to contribute, and using common open-source tools. In this session, attendees will learn how to contribute and become valuable a part of any open source community. Attendees will learn soft and hard skills based on two case studies: Eclipse MicroProfile and Apache TomEE projects. Attendees will learn to access the culture of open source projects, expected behavior and attitude toward new contributors; how to start small, take risks, ask lots of questions; and how to get started with common open-source tools like Maven, Git, and JIRA. Students will leave this workshop the soft skills and the hard skills required to make meaningful contributions.