Last updated June 2, 2016.
Thank you for your interest in contributing to the Drupal project! Contributors are Drupal's most valuable asset, and are the sole force behind improvements to the platform and the community itself.
On this page you will find several areas of Drupal which you can contribute to. New Contributor Tasks section has great step-by-step write-ups of tasks for new contributors to get started.
Even the most gifted Drupal developers were new once and chances are someone has helped you at some point along the way. No matter your skill level, you can give back by sharing what you know with other users. It's a nice thing to do, and You might learn something, too! Who Knows?
Whether you're interested in providing fine-grained API documentation, writing step-by-step tutorials for the handbook or producing multimedia screencasts to show people how Drupal works, you can help improve Drupal's documentation and provide a valuable resource to the community.
Drupal supports many languages from around the world. If you know another language, you can contribute by helping to maintain Drupal core or contribute to module translations.
If you have a keen eye for detail or even just a knack for breaking things, you can help Drupal with testing. Good testing directly contributes to the stability of the platform and is an excellent way for people of all backgrounds to make a valued contribution to the project.
Design and Usability
Have access to someone who's never used Drupal before or are new to Drupal yourself? Have specialized knowledge in web accessibility and other standards? Contribute feedback to Drupal's usability!
Want to contribute but don't have the time? Want to say "thank you" to the folks who have put work into making Drupal what it is? Want to ensure that Drupal's infrastructure stays healthy and strong? Why not consider a monetary donation?
Drupal thrives on developer contributions in the form of both contributed modules and patches to core. Helping out in development helps the project move forward and stay competitive, and it is the best way to ensure that Drupal can do what you need it to do on your next project!
Have an eye for design? Live and breathe XHTML and CSS? Contribute your knowledge to Drupal in the form of themes!
Help get the word out about Drupal! Put your graphic design skills or marketing savvy to work in promoting Drupal and spreading the word!