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Getting Started

Technical Contributors

How can you easily explore the Sakai software and community?

Step 1:
Try the Sakai CLE

It will be easier to understand Sakai if you have some familiarity with the system. Several Sakai Commercial Affiliates host Sakai sandboxes that allow you to try Sakai. Try Sakai.

Step 2:
Join the appropriate Sakai Mailing List

You have a choice of a number of lists, depending on your area of contribution. Regardless, if you run into trouble you will likely find answers in the list archive, or may simply post a question to get help. View the lists.

Step 3:
Create an account in JIRA

The Sakai community uses JIRA to share information and documentation about the software. Once you have created an account you can access the information and resources. Create an account.

Step 4:
Review the Sakai CLE Documentation

The documentation for the current release of the Sakai CLE is publicly available. View Documentation

Step 5:
Download and Install the Sakai CLE

One of the great advantages of community source software is the opportunity to easily gain hands-on experience with it. If you run into problems with the installation, remember to post a detailed question to the Using Sakai list to get help. Download Sakai.

Step 6:
Consider Joining the Maintenance Team

Working with the Maintenance Team will provide you a broad view of the system and access to a group of mentors who are among the most experienced Sakai developers. It will also make you a hero in the community. Learn more about the team.

Step 7:
Join the Announcements mailing list

For community information, please join the Announcements mailing list. This is a low-volume list that provides information about new releases, community events, and important initiatives. Sign up for announcements.

Step 8:
Attend a community event

Every year the community comes together at the Sakai conference to plan, work and share. This provides an opportunity to meet community members who can answer your questions and share ideas. Beyond the annual meeting, the community holds regional meetings throughout the world. View upcoming events.