The OpenStack community is a very friendly group and there are places online to join in with the community. Feel free to ask questions. This document points you to some of the places where you can communicate with people.
Our community welcomes all people interested in open source cloud computing, and there are no formal membership requirements. The best way to join the community is to talk with others online or at a meetup and offer contributions through Launchpad, the wiki, or blogs. We welcome all types of contributions,
from blueprint designs to documentation to testing to deployment scripts.
There is a very active chat channel at irc://freenode.net/#openstack. This is usually the best place to ask questions and find your way around. IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat and it is a way to chat online in real time. You can also ask a question and come back to the log files to read the answer later. Logs for the #openstack IRC channel are stored at http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/irclogs/.
The wiki is a living source of knowledge. It is edited by the community, and has collections of links and other sources of information. Typically the pages are a good place to write drafts for specs or documentation, describe a blueprint, or collaborate with others.
Launchpad is a code hosting that OpenStack is using to track bugs, feature work, and releases of OpenStack. Like other OpenStack projects, Keystone source code is hosted on GitHub
Within launchpad, we use blueprints, to track feature work, and track bugs as well. If you are looking for a place to get started contributing to keystone, please look at any bugs for keystone that are tagged as low-hanging-fruit.
The OpenStack blog includes a weekly newsletter that aggregates OpenStack news from around the internet, as well as providing inside information on upcoming events and posts from OpenStack contributors.
See also: Planet OpenStack, an aggregation of blogs about OpenStack from around the internet, combined into a web site and RSS feed. If you’d like to contribute with your blog posts, there are instructions for adding your blog.