First time contributing?

We’re glad you’re interested in contributing to a Chef project! We’re here to do everything we can to make your first contribution experience a great one.

Help is always welcome! For example, documentation can always use improvement. Listed below are some places you can start.


Learn about the community

What makes our community tick, things we’re working on, and how we treat each other.

Code of Conduct

Read the Contributor Guide

Book of Open Source

Watch a triage

Make your first contribution

We always need help. Here are great places to start.

Good First Issues

Update the docs

List of projects

Help needed

Connect with fellow contributors

Connect and participate in discussions with fellow contributors. Get help and give help.

Community Slack

Community Forum

Chef Twitter

Attend a Meetup

“From early on, the Chef Community has been a special part of what makes Progress Chef different. It’s a supportive and collaborative space made up not just of colleagues, but in many cases lifelong friends. This in turn makes our solutions stronger and keeps so many of us passionate about the future we can build together.”

Brittany Woods Senior Engineering Manager and long-time Chef user and community member