How to contribute to Open Seattle documentation


Types of contributions

Here are a few of the types of contributions that we're looking for. Have an idea but it doesn't fit into this list? Make an issue for it in the issues queue of the project.


Participate in an issues thread or start your own to have your voice heard.


Create mockups & prototypes for new and revised sections of the site and implement the changes.


Fix issues or contribute new features to this or any related projects.


Contribute your expertise in an area by helping us expand the text in the application, file, and other content.

Copy editing

Fix typos, clarify language, and generally improve the quality of the content.

Steps to contributing via GitHub

  • Fork the repository
  • Create a branch for your changes
  • Make the changes you'd like to contribute. See the "types of contributions" list above to learn more about what we're looking for
  • Submit a pull request


We are committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, or similar personal characteristic.

Be kind and courteous. There's no need to be mean or rude. Respect that people have differences of opinion and that every design or implementation choice carries a trade-off and numerous costs. There is seldom a right answer, merely an optimal answer given a set of values and circumstances.

Keep unstructured critique to a minimum. If you have solid ideas you want to experiment with, make a fork and see how it works.

Avoid using overtly sexual nicknames or other nicknames that might detract from a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all.

We will exclude you from interaction if you insult, demean, or harass anyone. That is not welcome behavior. We interpret "harassment" as including the explanation of unacceptable behavior in the Code of Conduct; if you have any lack of clarity about what might be included in that concept, please read their definition. In particular, we don't tolerate behavior that excludes people in socially marginalized groups.

Private harassment is also unacceptable. No matter who you are, if you feel you have been or are being harassed or made uncomfortable by a community member, please contact one of the channel ops or any of the core team immediately. Whether you're a regular contributor or a newcomer, we care about making this community a safe place for you and we've got your back.

Likewise any spamming, trolling, flaming, baiting or other attention-stealing behavior is not welcome.


See the Open Seattle contact page for detailed communication and maintainer contact information.

Please follow the conduct guidelines above in all communication about this project. Language issues are often contentious and we'd like to keep discussion brief, civil and focused on what we're actually doing, not wandering off into too much imaginary stuff.