In the spirit of open source and community, this wiki was created to facilitate a neat and orderly fashion of sharing information. To encourage community involvement, Plain Black contributed the initial content for this Wiki. Our hope is that community members will actively participate by updating wiki content as often as they wish. Of course,"with great power, comes great responsibility." To that end, anyone caught abusing the wiki will be immediately banned.
Because this is a community wiki and can be updated by anyone, at any time, Plain Black makes no guarantee of the accuracy of any of the information. Plain Black offers commercial documentation and support, among other services, to meet all your WebGUI needs.
The WebGUI Community is a very diverse and talented group of people. If you're interested in contributing back to the WebGUI project you're in the right place. You don't have to be a programmer to be involved, not by any means.
This site is devoted to the community and supporting its members. You might want to check out the Community Support page. It contains information and links to numerous community resources.
One thing that will help you immensely as a contributor is knowing where to find like minded individuals. This section is meant to give you a few places to look.
IRC - Internet Relay Chat.
You have a good chance of finding members of the WebGUI Community on the #webgui chat channel on the Freenode IRC network. If you're not familiar with IRC, it's essentially like AOL Instant messenger except that instead of their being two people in the chat, there can be many many more who all talk together. You can find out more about IRC with a simple google search. A few things you'll need to know:
If you're looking for a mentor, recognized contributors are a good place to start.
The Mailing Lists
Subscribe to the mailinglists fast and easy by using these links:
The WebGUI Users Conference
An annual event, this is the one time a year when WebGUI users and Plain Black's staff come together to do all things WebGUI. This is by far, the best way to get involved with the community as nothing can replace face to face interaction and mentoring. The conference is usually held in the fall of each year and more information on attending can be found on the WebGUI Users Conference website as details become available.
Email the Community Coordinator
If all else fails, you can email kristi AT plainblack DOT com. She is the WebGUI Community Coordinator / Advocate at Plain Black. If you truly want to be involved, she will do anything she can to help you get started.
There are many opportunities to get involved with the WebGUI community. If you have anything to do with, or any interest in, WebGUI, you can help. Examples of how you can contribute include:
If you are interested in being a WebGUI developer, you will want to check out the numerous articles on getting started as a developer and best practices.