Community

Fatiando is a community-developed project. It's people like you who make it useful and successful!

Important

Everyone is required to abide by our Code of Conduct when participating in the Fatiando community. Please review it carefully.

Participate

Open-source is more than just code, it’s about the people involved. The most important thing you can do for any project is participate in the community: ask and answer questions, share your experience, help guide the development, and make friends along the way.

The Fatiando community gathers in a few different places, all of which are completely open to everyone. So come along and join the conversation!

Text-based

Asynchronous communication for anything from technical discussions to random chat:

  • Slack: where most conversation happens about meetings, events, questions, etc.

  • GitHub: where we discuss development details, review code, etc.

Video calls

Synchronous online calls to tackle topics when text-based discussion becomes inefficient and mostly get to know each other better:

  • Community Calls: Regular calls to socialize and discuss project directions (not technical details).

  • Development Calls: Weekly calls more focused on development discussion (implementation details, road maps, issues, etc.). Everyone is welcome to join, regardless of skill level!

Note

Dates, connection details, agendas, and past notes from meetings are available in the fatiando/community repository.

Join the development

There may be a little voice inside your head that is telling you that you’re not ready; that your skills aren’t nearly good enough to contribute. What could you possibly offer? We assure you that the little voice in your head is wrong.

Being a contributor doesn’t just mean writing code. There are many ways to contribute:

  • Submitting bug reports and feature requests
  • Writing tutorials or examples
  • Fixing typos and improving to the documentation
  • Writing code for everyone to use

Have a look at our Contributing Guide to see how you can get involved. This and other guides (authorship policy, project maintenance, etc.) can be found in the fatiando/community repository.