How to get involved

Sky Hub is an all-volunteer citizen science effort. This is a complex project and there are many things the project could use your help with. Below is a living list of current needs, if you feel up to the task, join us in the Sky Hub chat and let us know where you'd like to help!

Developers

If you want to be a part of something historic, come join our software development 🚧 team and see what you can do for UAP Science. We're primarily using go lang and vue.js. Here's some of the tasks we need help with currently:

  • Help building an installer

  • Adding unit tests for tracker and tracker-ui

  • Assisting with user documentation for the tracker/ui

  • Troubleshooting documentation

We've created a developer setup guide to get you started. Jump into the chat Development Channel if you have any questions

Language Support

This is a global project so we'd like to support multiple languages on our Wiki 📖 Are you fluent in a language that you could help us add to this Wiki? For example:

  • Spanish

  • Portuguese

  • Chinese

  • Russian

  • German

  • French

  • Italian

Science

Perhaps you have a Science background 🔬 and would like to contribute to discussions on the science that underpins Sky Hub? Check out our mission statement. A particular focus for the team at the moment is aspects of Sensor Design, Choice, and Protection.

Financial Help

Since Sky Hub is open source and volunteer based, monetary donations go a long way towards the cost and upkeep for the cloud network. If you'd like to back the project and help it succeed, consider making a contribution using either Patreon or Paypal.

Branding / Social Media

Sky Hub is currently seeking a branding/social media expert who can help create the Sky Hub public presence and brand as well as guide engagement with the various communities. The perfect team member is someone who has expertise with:

  • Creating a brand

  • Managing social media presence

  • Engaging various communities and following social media trends

  • Ability to define and measure social media KPI's

  • Familiarity with web design principals and publishing

  • Search Engine Optimization and page ranking

Fabrication/Manufacture

Sky Hub trackers require a number of parts for the official design assembly and the best deployments will have a weatherproof enclosure to keep the various equipment safe from the elements while we watch our skies. Sky Hub is in need of volunteers with access to/skills in manufacturing and 3D printing to help create enclosure parts to reduce barriers to contributors who might not have the skillset and tooling to build.

Sky Hub could use help from makers who:

  • Have access to/own laser cutters capable of precision cuts (8mm plastic sheet for enclosure walls) and are willing to produce parts for others

  • Have a 3D printer/printer farm and are willing to produce 3D printed parts for others to assemble trackers

  • Injection molding capability that is priceable for the end-user/team to replace FDM 3D printing