Join the CC Developer Community

Join our Slack or mailing list communities to meet other developers interested in Creative Commons, get feedback on your projects, and talk with CC's full-time engineering staff. You can also keep up with us on the CC Open Source Blog or via Twitter.

Mailing Lists

CC Developers: For general technical discussion open to all members. Join on Google Groups or by sending an email to cc-developers+subscribe@creativecommons.org.

CC Usability Announcements: Announcement-only list for users to sign up for usability testing. Join on Google Groups or by sending an email to usability-announce+subscribe@creativecommons.org.

Slack

Creative Commons has a large Slack community with sub-communities for tech/developers (of course), the CC Global Network, specific countries, open education, GLAM, and more. It is open to the public and you can sign up here. If you're not familiar with Slack, please read "Getting Started" on Slack's usage guide. Information on joining a specific channel is on "Join a channel".

Once you join, please introduce yourself in the #cc-developers channel.

The channels most relevant to CC's developer community are:

Channel Purpose
#cc-dev-browser-extension Discussion related to the Search browser extension
#cc-dev-catalog Discussion related to the CC Catalog API and Catalog
#cc-dev-cc-catalog-viz CC Catalog visualizations
#cc-dev-legal-database CC Legal Database
#cc-dev-license-chooser Discussion related to the new CC license chooser
#cc-dev-linkchecker Discussion related to the CC automated link checker
#cc-dev-vocabulary Discussion related to CC Vocabulary
#cc-dev-wordpress Discussion related to the CC WordPress plugin
#cc-developers General technical discussion, new tech blog posts.
#cc-gsoc-outreachy General Google Summer of Code and Outreachy related discussion.
#cc-outreachy-platform-toolkit Discussion related to the CC Platform Toolkit Outreachy project.
#cc-search Discussion related to CC Search
#cc-usability General usability discussions, seeking feedback on new releases of CC products from the community.
#cc-dev-licenses Discussion of the CC license infrastructure overhaul project

Slack Tips

  • You will automatically join the #general and #cc-announcements channels when you sign in to Slack for the first time.
    • #general is for general purpose discussions relevant to CC.
    • #cc-announcements is reserved for important announcements from CC staff.
  • For more information about how Creative Commons uses Slack, see the Slack page on the CC public wiki.
  • If you're looking to talk to someone on CC's full-time engineering staff, you're most likely to find us on Slack between 11:00 and 23:00 UTC on weekdays.

IRC

We don't use IRC much, but if you'd like, you can join the #creativecommons-dev channel on Freenode. This channel is mirrored to the #cc-developers channel on Slack so that messages posted on Slack show up on IRC and vice-versa.

If you're not familiar with IRC, here's a good guide to getting started. You can also join using the Freenode webchat.

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