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Interested in contributing to Serverless? Awesome.
Check this guide for everything you need to know.
While not specific to Serverless, if you’ve never contributed to open source before, you might want to check out the GitHub Open Source Guides for a general primer.
One of the most important takeaways from the guide is that you don’t have to write code to contribute:
(Quote taken from the GitHub Open Source Guide)
This is certainly true for Serverless as well, and we’ll be getting into all the ways you can help—with or without code.
We have user-contributed plugins that do everything from enabling canary deployments to mitigating cold starts. We have detailed examples for Go runtime usage and GraphQL implementations. Writing a cool new Serverless plugin or example is immensely beneficial to the community.
In terms of non-code ways you can pitch in: Review someone else’s code. Add an existing plugin or example to the list if it isn’t already there. We love all of these things.
Sometimes our docs have typos or need updates; if you see an opportunity for improvement, then click the edit button. We love that too. (Just as an FYI, you can even do that on our blog!)
Perhaps most importantly, new people try serverless all the time, and they have questions as they figure things out. Visit the forums and answer a question today. You’ll be directly giving back to the community, and perhaps even learning some new things yourself in the process.
See something in the Framework or Event Gateway that you want to fix or change? Create an issue first.
That way, we can talk to you about solutions before you spend a lot of time on a PR.
We use labels to categorize our issues and PRs, and you can filter by these as you search:
Want to know when the newest Framework is being released? It all depends on the milestones.
Here, for example, is our 1.27 milestone:
v1.27 gets released when all the issues are closed and pull requests are reviewed and merged.
Other helpful resources:
Andrea leads growth marketing at Serverless.