Helping me ramp up to speed most during those early days would be my manager Jenny Donnelly and Principal YUI Engineer Dav Glass. They helped me get introduced to the team and quickly got me up to speed by showing me how to set up my Git workflow. On that very first day, I pushed my very first contribution to YUI, which was fixing a grammatical mistake in the documentation. I was a little bit proud of that first commit.
Over the next several weeks, I worked with different engineers on the team on many different aspects of YUI. Reid Burke and I worked on getting Windows support out for Yeti, the YUI testing framework, which got me working with Node.js on a completely new level. I worked with Satyen Desai and Derek Gathright on a few complicated tests where we would have to simulate gesture events. Finally, I worked with Eric Ferraiuolo on doing some completely new things for the YUI App Framework, leading to a few of my own Gallery contributions of ModelSync.Local and ModelSync.Socket.
I’ll definitely be more active within the YUI community, and be contributing more to YUI and the Mojito framework in the future. I really hope that these few short months are just be the beginning of my contributions to the library, so definitely expect to see more pull requests and Gallery modules from me!