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So you want to contribute to the jfish project?

Contributing is as much about being part of a community of people with similar goals and interests, as it is about the mechanics of making changes to a design or updating a piece of firmware. The project is founded on the principles of openness and sharing, and to this end we endeavor to provide access to all our project documents, ideas and communication, to make contributing as easy as possible.

Steps to contributing

  1. If you have not already, read the ‘About’ pages which describe the project’s big picture and ultimate goals. The overview of the jPNS provides a good introduction to our first completed monitoring device.
  2. Subscribe to the project mailing lists that are relevant to your area of interest. This is the most important step in being part of the community behind the jfish project. The mailing lists serve as the primary place for discussion of new ideas, development and use of the devices and troubleshooting problems.
  3. Create an account, which will allow you to edit ‘General’, ‘Medical’ and ‘Development & Design’ wiki pages in the document repository.
  4. Have a read through the various project documents in the repository to understand the background science, architecture and the current state of the project.
  5. If you have unanswered questions, the best place to start is the project FAQ. If you cannot find the answer to your question, jump onto the mailing list and ask away!
  6. If you need further ideas on how to contribute, have a look at the current list of specific areas of help wanted, or drop us a line either on the mailing list or directly.

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