Kubernetes welcomes improvements from all contributors, new and experienced!
To learn more about contributing to Kubernetes in general, see the contributor documentation.
This website is maintained by Kubernetes SIG Docs.
Kubernetes documentation contributors:
- Improve existing content
- Create new content
- Translate the documentation
- Manage and publish the documentation parts of the Kubernetes release cycle
Anyone can open an issue about documentation, or contribute a change with a
pull request (PR) to the
kubernetes/website GitHub repository.
You need to be comfortable with
to work effectively in the Kubernetes community.
To get involved with documentation:
- Sign the CNCF Contributor License Agreement.
- Familiarize yourself with the documentation repository and the website's static site generator.
- Make sure you understand the basic processes for opening a pull request and reviewing changes.
Figure 1. Getting started for a new contributor.
Figure 1 outlines a roadmap for new contributors. You can follow some or all of the steps for
Sign up and
Review. Now you are ready to open PRs that achieve your contribution objectives with some listed under
Open PR. Again, questions are always welcome!
Some tasks require more trust and more access in the Kubernetes organization. See Participating in SIG Docs for more details about roles and permissions.
Your first contribution
You can prepare for your first contribution by reviewing several steps beforehand. Figure 2 outlines the steps and the details follow.
Figure 2. Preparation for your first contribution.
- Read the Contribution overview to learn about the different ways you can contribute.
kubernetes/websiteissues list for issues that make good entry points.
- Open a pull request using GitHub to existing documentation and learn more about filing issues in GitHub.
- Review pull requests from other Kubernetes community members for accuracy and language.
- Read the Kubernetes content and style guides so you can leave informed comments.
- Learn about page content types and Hugo shortcodes.
Getting help when contributing
Making your first contribution can be overwhelming. The New Contributor Ambassadors are there to walk you through making your first few contributions. You can reach out to them in the Kubernetes Slack preferably in the
#sig-docs channel. There is also the New Contributors Meet and Greet call that happens on the first Tuesday of every month. You can interact with the New Contributor Ambassadors and get your queries resolved here.
Learn to work from a local clone of the repository.
Document features in a release.
Start or help with a localization.
Get involved with SIG Docs
SIG Docs is the group of contributors who publish and maintain Kubernetes documentation and the website. Getting involved with SIG Docs is a great way for Kubernetes contributors (feature development or otherwise) to have a large impact on the Kubernetes project.
SIG Docs communicates with different methods:
#sig-docson the Kubernetes Slack instance. Make sure to introduce yourself!
- Join the
kubernetes-sig-docsmailing list, where broader discussions take place and official decisions are recorded.
- Join the SIG Docs video meeting held every two weeks. Meetings are always announced on
#sig-docsand added to the Kubernetes community meetings calendar. You'll need to download the Zoom client or dial in using a phone.
- Join the SIG Docs async Slack standup meeting on those weeks when the in-person Zoom video meeting does not take place. Meetings are always announced on
#sig-docs. You can contribute to any one of the threads up to 24 hours after meeting announcement.
Other ways to contribute
- Visit the Kubernetes community site. Participate on Twitter or Stack Overflow, learn about local Kubernetes meetups and events, and more.
- Read the contributor cheatsheet to get involved with Kubernetes feature development.
- Visit the contributor site to learn more about Kubernetes Contributors and additional contributor resources.
- Submit a blog post or case study.