Joining the team

conda-forge is a volunteer-driven community. We need your help! If you are interested in helping us maintain this ecosystem, our biggest need is help reviewing new conda packages coming in through staged-recipes. If you would like to help us do this please ask one of the core members on our gitter channel. We will then reach consensus in private and let you know our decision.

Our decision will likely be “yes” but it could be “please get more involved with the review process on staged recipes first” if we have not seen you take much interest in the staged-recipes review process.

For transparency, our process is to have the core team “vote” on adding new members. When we have a new member candidate, we ask the core team to vote yes/no and give the team 7 days to vote. The person will then be given merge rights to conda-forge/staged-recipes so that they can help us review and merge submissions more quickly!

staged-recipes Responsibilities

You are the welcoming committee for new recipes coming in to the conda-forge community! Please give new (and experienced) contributors a pleasant experience! Generally speaking, your role is as follows:

  1. Keep up to date with the current best practices for conda packaging standards

  2. Provide recipe review which generally means making sure that the recipe under review adheres to what we list on the Contributing packages page.

  3. Open issues as needed, both on staged and on the other flagship repos (smithy, webservices, docs, etc.), especially when problems occur.


  • Add a description of core team responsibilities

  • Add a description of how we add new core team members