Why Contribute to Pinax?

You’ve heard of the Pinax project but you haven’t contributed yet? Or maybe you’ve never contributed to open source before and you’re looking for a project to make your first ever open source contribution to? You may wonder why you should contribute to the Pinax project?

We put together a list of good reasons for you:

  • We’re a kind and friendly bunch and we love to help you if you have any questions or need other kinds of help. We believe that there are no stupid questions and we’re happy to help contributors of all skill levels and backgrounds. Whether you’re a Pinax or Django beginner or expert, we’re here to help you. Just join our Slack team and ask away 😉

  • We offer mentorship and guidance. You’re not alone on your journey of making a contribution to the Pinax project. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

  • It’s our mission to make open source a friendly place for everyone. Especially helping people new to open source is near and dear to our hearts. We would love to help you make your first ever open source contribution and would be proud if you chose the Pinax project as your first ever open source project to contribute to.

  • Pinax is a cool and diverse ecosystem of different apps and starter projects so you get to choose from a lot of cool projects to contribute to. There is something for everyone!

  • We have different kinds of contribution possibilities and value all kinds of contributions, no matter how big or small they are, no matter if they involve code or not. If you don’t want to contribute code you can help us improve our documentation or make a contribution to the community by participating in a Pinax Hangout, hosting one yourself, by helping answer questions by other Pinax contributors, or reviewing issues and pull requests.

  • You will learn a ton of new things, improve your coding skills, and gain more programming experience. Contributing to open source is also a great way to spice up your portfolio or resumé.

  • You can do good by helping improve a project which is free for everyone to use. You can become part of the great Pinax community full of friendly, diverse, and talented people 😊

If you now feel inspired to contribute to the Pinax project, check out the How to Contribute and Ways to Contribute sections in our documentation and please join our Pinax Slack team! We look forward to welcoming you to the Pinax community! 😊