Join the Jasig uPortal community!
Anyone is welcome to join the Jasig uPortal community and get involved. The easiest way to get involved is to subscribe to our uPortal mailing lists as described below. While the mailing lists works well for getting answers to your questions and discussing issues, you may wish to get further involved by self-registering on the Jasig issue tracking system to report issues and log feature requests.
One way to get involved is to jump on the lists and ideally to help answer questions and further discussion there. Several uPortal mailing lists are available to hear announcements, talk with other portal implementors or discuss uPortal development. There are also mailing lists for portlets.
A comprehensive listing of all Jasig email lists, including those about uPortal, those about loosely related projects, and those about concerns spanning across Jasig projects, is also located on this site.
How to Contribute
Perhaps the easiest way to contribute is to download and install the code, join the implementors mailing list and share your experiences (good or bad) using the portal and share your ideas as to how it can be improved. You can also visit the Jasig wiki and contribute your ideas there.
At the next level, you can contribute code in the form of bug fix solutions, enhancements, uPortal channel or portlets. If you wish to contribute to the uPortal Framework itself, you should first subscribe to the uPortal Framework Developers mailing list as outlined above and discuss your contributions with the other developers.
The uPortal project also needs contributions in the area of documentation. you can help. Our wiki is now the primary mechanism for documenting uPortal.
Attend a Conference
The Jasig conferences are great events for hearing the latest uPortal updates and networking with your peers. They are attended by developers, implementors, designers, architects, managers and campus leaders. Training opportunities are often available in conjunction with the conference.
Become a Jasig Member
Finally, your institution or organization can play a valuable role by becoming a Jasig Member. The Jasig Membership page details the benefits of official membership and explains how to become a member.