Getting involved


Calico is an open source project, and we’d love you to get involved. Whether that might be by reading and participating on our slack, or by diving into the code to propose enhancements or integrate with other systems. To see the options for getting involved with Calico the project, please take a look at the following.

Join us on Slack

Our public slack is the quickest way to get in touch for help debugging any issues with Calico.

Read the source, Luke!

All of Calico’s code is on GitHub. The following list contains the most commonly encountered repositories:

Repository Description
Calico Calico release artifacts and documentation
calicoctl calicoctl CLI tool
cni-plugin Calico CNI plugin
felix felix policy enforcement agent
kube-controllers Kubernetes controllers
libcalico-go Golang Calico library


Calico follows the “Fork & Pull” model of collaborative development, with changes being offered to the main Calico codebase via pull requests. So you can contribute a fix, change, or enhancement by forking one of our repositories and making a GitHub pull request. If you’re interested in doing that:

  • Thanks!
  • See the GitHub docs for how to create a pull request.
  • Check the contribution guidelines at the root of each repo for more details.