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What resources are there for new contributors?

asked 2018-02-26 09:11:54 -0500

knelson gravatar image

Looking to get started and want to know if there is a place that has all the info about tools and accounts required to contribute to OpenStack?

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answered 2018-03-08 01:07:17 -0500

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New contributors should head to where they will find the Contributor Guide. You will see the different ways you can get involved (code, docs, user groups) as well as the top 5 OpenStack projects seeking help.

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answered 2018-04-11 02:53:04 -0500

ghanshyammann gravatar image

Along with new contributor guide as mentioned by annabelleB- ( We have a dedicated group of people working in FirstContact SIG (special interest group) to help new contributor in all possible way.

You can find the details on this wiki and contact any member there to start with your interested project contribution -

Other source for new contributor is Upstream Training where we have hands-on and practical exercises for new contributor, you can find more details here -

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answered 2018-02-26 18:50:04 -0500

It's best to start at the Infrastructure manual. Under this unassuming title, you find:

  • Developer’s Guide
  • IRC Guide
  • Python Developer’s Guide
  • Core Reviewer’s Guide
  • Project Driver’s Guide
  • Project Creator’s Guide
  • Learn the Gerrit Workflow in the Sandbox
  • Test Environment
  • Zuul v3 Migration Guide

This gives you a good overview of the code development and testing processes.

Once you have picked projects that you want to contribute to, check if they have their own contributor information, for example Nova. You may also find information about communication channels and contact points in the Wiki, for example, again, Nova.

In general, you should assume that each project works in its own way, but they all should have their meetings in IRC. In case you don't know how to reach a project team, perhaps a message to the developer distribution list helps. Put the project name in your subject line, like so: [openstack-dev] [nova] I would like to contribute to Nova.

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