Contributing Workshop: Thursday, January 20th

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, January 20th
  • 8:30am - 10:30am PDT (15:30 - 17:30 UTC)
  • Free with required registration

Your local time: 2021-12-16T16:30:00Z2021-12-16T18:30:00Z


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