I'm a scientist that's a self-taught programmer. I've worked on several open source projects before, but the developers gave me a better idea on what to work on. This guy just sent me a link to github and told me to go for it. There's no README and most of the bugs are front-end (which I don't have much experience with) and checked out to him anyway.
This looks really exciting, and I'm happy to help out, but I'm not sure where to start. Looking around at the files, there's lots of things with
'initial hello world' as the description and several files labelled
To be frank, this would look awesome on a CV, so I don't want to just write it off.