21 Oct 2021 | Updated 28 Feb 2022 [guides] [pinned]

Ultimate guide for new Monero contributors

Motivation

Monero is nothing without its contributors.

Everyone can contribute something of value to the Monero ecosystem, but very few actually take the next step after hodling.

There are several factors behind this phenomena, usually a mix between:

This guide aims to inspire new contributors to get started. It is essentially a list of potential ways one can contribute.

Assumptions

My list

WiP: I will update the list whenever I think of something else to add.


  1. Send suggestions/edits to my XMPP address listed on the /about page. 

  2. https://github.com/monero-ecosystem/monero-translations, https://github.com/monero-project/monero-site#translation, https://github.com/monero-ecosystem/monero-translations/blob/master/weblate.md, #monero-translations (Matrix/IRC-Libera) 

  3. https://libredd.it/r/moonero, https://libredd.it/r/monerochan, #monero-memes:monero-social (Matrix), https://xmrmemes.com/ 

  4. https://github.com/monero-project/monero-site#how-to-make-a-user-guide, https://getmonero.org/resources/user-guides/ 

  5. https://getmonero.org/resources/moneropedia, https://github.com/monero-project/monero-site#how-to-make-a-moneropedia-entry 

  6. https://github.com/monero-project/monero-site#how-to-add-a-question-to-the-faq, https://github.com/monero-project/monero-site/issues 

  7. https://getmonero.org/resources/library, https://github.com/monero-project/monero-site#how-to-add-a-publication-to-the-library 

  8. https://getmonero.org/resources/blog, https://github.com/monero-project/monero-site#how-to-make-a-blog-post 

  9. https://getmonero.org/resources/user-guides/vps_run_node.html, https://getmonero.org/resources/user-guides/node-i2p-zero.html, https://sethforprivacy.com/guides/run-a-monero-node/ 

  10. #monero-pools:monero-social (IRC/Matrix), https://p2pool.io/, https://github.com/SChernykh/p2pool#how-to-mine-on-p2pool, https://web.getmonero.org/2021/10/05/p2pool-released.html, https:/sethforprivacy.com/guides/run-a-p2pool-node/ 

  11. https://bounties.monero.social/ 

  12. https://github.com/haveno-dex/haveno/issues?q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+label%3A%F0%9F%92%B0bounty, https://github.com/haveno-dex/haveno/blob/master/docs/bounties.md, https://github.com/haveno-dex/haveno/blob/master/docs/CONTRIBUTING.md, #haveno:haveno.network (IRC-Libera/Matrix) 

  13. https://github.com/haveno-dex/haveno/blob/master/docs/installing.md 

  14. https://ccs.getmonero.org/funding-required/index.html, https://ccs.getmonero.org/donate/ 

  15. https://monero.stackexchange.com/ 

  16. https://getmonero.org/community/sponsorships/ 

  17. https://github.com/monero-ecosystem/outreach-docs#translations, https://www.monerooutreach.org/, #monero-outreach:monero.social (Matrix) 

  18. #monero-recruitment, #monero-research-lab:matrix.org (IRC-Libera/Matrix), https://github.com/monero-project/research-lab, https://libredd.it/r/Monero/comments/pkg3d6/the_monero_project_should_actively_recruit/ 

  19. https://moneropolicy.org/, https://github.com/monero-policy, #monero-policy:matrix.org (IRC-Libera/Matrix) 

  20. /tag/events 

  21. https://funding.monerujo.app/ 

  22. https://libredd.it/r/moneromarket/, https://anoncoj.ch/ 

  23. https://libredd.it/r/Monero/comments/qaiyn8/maam_monero_ask_anything_monday_october_18_2021/, https://libredd.it/r/Monero/comments/q9vtxg/skepticism_sunday_october_17_2021/ 

  24. https://github.com/comit-network/xmr-btc-swap#becoming-a-market-maker, https://github.com/comit-network/xmr-btc-swap/blob/master/docs/asb/README.md, https://github.com/comit-network/xmr-btc-swap/releases/latest, https://sethforprivacy.com/guides/run-an-atomic-swap-provider-advanced/ 

  25. http://nehdddktmhvqklsnkjqcbpmb63htee2iznpcbs5tgzctipxykpj6yrid.onion/nojs/ad/new (onion), https://localmonero.co/ad/new 

  26. https://getmonero.org/resources/developer-guides/, https://getmonero.org/get-started/accepting/ 

  27. https://ccs.getmonero.org/, https://ccs.getmonero.org/what-is-ccs, https://ccs.getmonero.org/how-to-ccs/ 

  28. https://ccs.getmonero.org/proposals/v1docq47-video-creation-translations-into-russian-(february-july-2021).html, https://ccs.getmonero.org/proposals/Lovera-content-creator-in-spanish.html 

  29. https://github.com/yorha-0x/monero-fileserver 

  30. https://www.monerooutreach.org/guerrilla-toolkit.html, https://www.themonera.art/2017/09/22/monero-promotional-graphics-badges-and-stickers-for-websites/ 

  31. /tag/community 

  32. /resources 

  33. https://github.com/monero-project/monero/tree/master/contrib/gitian#gitian-building 

  34. https://moneroresearch.info/