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:
- Following us on twitter – and send us a message!
- Joining the mailing list – and say hello, we'd love to hear from you!
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.
For example, Get government finances into Openspending – turn ugly government data into clean spreadsheets and beautiful visualizations.
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!).
Events & Meetups
There are lots of opportunities to meet up with others both online and in person. Listed here are a few near-term ones – you can find more on the events page.
Event times are for London timezone