There is a lot of talk about how you can contribute to the Joomla! CMS project. Joomla! is an Open Source Project, and it needs every one of us to grow and expand.
First, read my article on this subject: Joomla! user? Contribute to the project! I wrote the post in June 2009. Most of this still holds true, so start there.
Contribute directly to the Joomla! project
- Squash bugs in the Joomla! Bug Squad
- Help out in the Joomla! forums
- The "Unanswered posts" section is a great way to start.
- Help out creating Joomla! documentation and help screens - particularly for Joomla 1.6 at this point
- Help out in the translations team
- Join the people.joomla.org site
- Join groups and share your knowledge
- Help test, develop and document the jUpdater migration script for upgrading Joomla 1.5 to 1.6
Support the Joomla! project
- The Joomla Forward initative - help speed up the release of new versions of Joomla!
- Alltogetherasawhole.org - an Independent Developer and Web Site Builders Network
People sharing their views on how you can contribute
- Video: Jeremy Wilken (Gnome on the Run) on Community Involvement
- Video: Jisse Reitsma talks about teaching Joomla! in India