Contributing Workshop: Thursday, February 10th

:alarm_clock: Starting at a new time! And hosted by both @thedavid and

Are you interested in contributing to RedwoodJS but need help getting started? Regardless of your experience or skill-set, you’re invited to participate!

In this two-hour workshop, we’ll walk through everything you need to know:

  1. finding something to work on,
  2. setting up for local development,
  3. testing your code with framework tools + Gitpod, and
  4. opening a PR for discussion and review.


  • Thursday, February 10th
  • 2:30pm - 4:30pm PST (22:30 - 00:30 UTC)
  • Free with required registration

Your local time: 2022-02-10T22:30:00Z2021-12-17T00:30:00Z


The event will be held on Discord in the “Redwood Live” channel. Free registration via is the easiest way to get access. Follow this link to register:

Who is this for? Is anything required to join?

Anyone who is interested in contributing to RedwoodJS is welcome to join. However, the walkthrough will assume you have a basic understanding of these topics:

Git and GitHub workflow

I’ll move quickly through forking a repo, cloning locally, creating a branch, committing, etc. If all this is new to you, GitHub offers some courses to get you up to speed:

Redwood Tutorial Part 1

I won’t spend much time on Redwood basics — instead, we’ll be working on the code for Redwood packages. It will help you understand the concepts and connections I cover if you’re already familiar with Redwood’s fundamentals. Ideally, you’ll have spent time going through the Redwood Tutorial Part 1:


  • Workshop will be conversational and casual, with a majority of the time spent live-streaming the process in GitHub, setting up local development, and working in VS Code.
  • We encourage participants to enable audio and video, but if you choose to join audio-only and listen in that’s fine as well. You’ll be expected to participate in the brief introductions at the beginning.
  • Workshop will be recorded and made publicly available.

Questions or Feedback?

Just reach out to David via Forum DM or Amanda via Forum DM

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Yes, I’m interesting.

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Great! Were you able to register via

Hey @thedavid will this be similar to the last one or will you be covering new material?

Very similar, @kengreeff The main differences will be 1) is going to help out and present with me and 2) we are going to prioritize and spend more time on the question, “What should I work on?”

If you’re just looking for recap of material, I’ve updated and expanded our Contributing Docs. See:

Lastly, I’m planning to host an informal “Contributing office hours” session on Discord next week . Not finalized yet, but do look for an Event posted on the RedwoodJS Server sooner than later.