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


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


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!


Asynchronous communication for anything from technical discussions to random chat:

  • Slack: this is where we ask and answer questions, organize meetings and events, share news, chat, 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.

We meet up weekly to discuss project development, get to know each other, share experiences, and even code things live to show our process. They are a great way to learn more about day-to-day development and get to know our global community. It’s absolutely fine to join and just listen to what we discuss but we welcome participation!

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.