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So you want to contribute to Limesurvey and help the development team? That's really great! Every helping hand is needed.
 
So you want to contribute to Limesurvey and help the development team? That's really great! Every helping hand is needed.
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=First steps=
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If you haven't already done so, please create a user account at the [https://www.limesurvey.org/cb-registration/registers LimeSurvey website]. Once you have logged in there you can use the account to
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- post at the [https://www.limesurvey.org/community-services/forums LimeSurvey forums]
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- edit the [https://manual.limesurvey.org/LimeSurvey_Manual LimeSurvey manual/wiki]
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- create new tickets at the [http://bugs.limesurvey.org/ LimeSurvey bugtracker]
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You may also be interested in [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/limesurvey-developers subscribing to the LimeSurvey mailing list].
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=Get in touch with the team=
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The best way to directly get in touch with the LimeSurvey team is by [https://www.limesurvey.org/community-services/live-chat joining the LimeSurvey IRC]. At the LimeSurvey website you can later check the [https://www.limesurvey.org/community-services/irc-logs-limesurvey IRC logs] if needed.
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These are some core team members who are usually available at the LimeSurvey IRC. If you write their nickname at IRC it will highlight at their IRC client which helps to get your attention:
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- ''c_schmitz'' (Carsten): The LimeSurvey project lead, his time is always pretty limited but for any details concerning the LimeSurvey project he is the man to talk to.
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- ''Mazi'' (Marcel): LimeSurvey Head of Support, he can help with general LimeSurvey questions and walk you around if you need help with your first steps.
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- ''LouisGac'' (Louis): Limesurvey 2.5 developer, he can answer all questions about the LimeSurvey 2.5 code base
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- ''sammousa'' (Sam): LimeSurvey 3.0 expert, he know everything about the next LimeSurvey generation
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- ''ollehar'' (Olle): LimeSurvey developer
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- ''shnoulle'' (Denis): LimeSurvey developer and bug fixing expert
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- ''tammo'' (Tammo): A very experienced LimeSurvey user who can help you with all basic questions
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- ''jelo'' (Jens): Jens helps us at the forums a lot. If he is available at the LimeSurvey IRC he will surely help with answering basic questions
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- ''tpartner'' (Tony): Our JavaScript expert, you may have met him at the LimeSurvey forums.
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=How you can help=
  
 
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Revision as of 15:51, 22 March 2016

So you want to contribute to Limesurvey and help the development team? That's really great! Every helping hand is needed.

First steps

If you haven't already done so, please create a user account at the LimeSurvey website. Once you have logged in there you can use the account to - post at the LimeSurvey forums - edit the LimeSurvey manual/wiki - create new tickets at the LimeSurvey bugtracker

You may also be interested in subscribing to the LimeSurvey mailing list.

Get in touch with the team

The best way to directly get in touch with the LimeSurvey team is by joining the LimeSurvey IRC. At the LimeSurvey website you can later check the IRC logs if needed. These are some core team members who are usually available at the LimeSurvey IRC. If you write their nickname at IRC it will highlight at their IRC client which helps to get your attention: - c_schmitz (Carsten): The LimeSurvey project lead, his time is always pretty limited but for any details concerning the LimeSurvey project he is the man to talk to. - Mazi (Marcel): LimeSurvey Head of Support, he can help with general LimeSurvey questions and walk you around if you need help with your first steps. - LouisGac (Louis): Limesurvey 2.5 developer, he can answer all questions about the LimeSurvey 2.5 code base - sammousa (Sam): LimeSurvey 3.0 expert, he know everything about the next LimeSurvey generation - ollehar (Olle): LimeSurvey developer - shnoulle (Denis): LimeSurvey developer and bug fixing expert - tammo (Tammo): A very experienced LimeSurvey user who can help you with all basic questions - jelo (Jens): Jens helps us at the forums a lot. If he is available at the LimeSurvey IRC he will surely help with answering basic questions - tpartner (Tony): Our JavaScript expert, you may have met him at the LimeSurvey forums.

How you can help

TO DO:

List of helpful links

How to get in touch with team Whom to talk to + IRC nicknames

Common approach for coding new features