I passed SCJP, now planning for a SCWCD. I think taking a certification alone does not prove ones worth in the technology. So I would like to participate in some open source projects so that it is easier to get a job also I can have a hands on experience in the technology. I have visited many open source sites in order to get into such a project. but the projects were a little bit tough for me to handle. I was not able to understand the code that was available.
What are the pre-requisite to participate in such a project/ from where can we get some experience in coding. I thought of starting from a Open source project, Please correct if I am wrong. When you srart hunting for a job these experiences will really count. Please Guide me.