Join the Community

We're a collaborative community which anyone can join – new participants and contributors are made very welcome!

Just hangout (or observe from a distance!)

That's OK, we understand you may want to get a feel of how things operate before you dive in ;-0. If you want to start out dipping your toe in the water we suggest:

You can also get a sense of what folks are up to by taking a look at the Projects or the Ideas List (especially the in progress ones).

Jump straight in!

Why not just jump straight in :-) – there's loads of cool stuff to do, and certain types of contributions will earn you a shiny badge! Not sure about something, or just want to chat with someone just get in touch. Already have something you're working on you'd like to share? We'd be delighted to hear about it – hop on the mailing list or send us a tweet.

Some Simple Stuff

We've got a variety of simple things we'd like to do to improve this website and our community.

Check out this list here »

Data Wrangling

For example, Get government finances into Openspending – turn ugly government data into clean spreadsheets and beautiful visualizations.

Take a course at the School of Data – or help run one!

Or, take a look at our data wrangling related ideas

Coding, Visualizing, Designing

The classics! We love data tools and beautiful infographics. Come help make more and improve what we have! If you're stuck for inspiration you can browse our list of ideas for new tools, apps and visualizations – and remember, new ideas are very welcome!

Outreach and Engagement

Help run and attend events including hangouts and open data parties, write and edit posts for the blog, evangelize and engage around our projects.

If you're interested please give us a bell (email may be best here!).