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Be the Difference.

Help make the open web more inclusive, efficient and impactful, by contributing to the open source projects you love most!


Make Your Mark on the Open Web

Whether you're contributing code to Drupal or WordPress, welcoming new folks to community events, or supporting accessibility initiatives like A11yTalks, there are a number of ways to give back this season.

Help us reach our goal of 500 total contributions this year and Pantheon will donate $5,000 to both the WordPress Foundation and Drupal Association.


Why Support Open Source?

At Pantheon, we believe deeply in the Open Web, that it plays a critical role in solving many of today's most meaningful challenges. Open source projects are the bedrock of that potential, and the Gift of Open Source gives you an opportunity to give back and make your mark on the Open Web. 

Contribute to an
Open Source Project

All Contributions Welcome

There are many ways to get involved! Any contribution to Drupal, WordPress, Pantheon projects, and other open source projects counts as participation. We invite contributions of all kinds, too--not just code!

Contribute to WordPress

WordPress welcomes contributions of all kinds! Whether you’re helping organize an event, improving documentation or submitting a bug fix, there are tons of ways to get involved.

Contribute to Drupal

From helping improve accessibility, managing software development for an existing module or mentoring an underrepresented student in the Discover Drupal Program, there is something for all skill levels and backgrounds.

Welcome New Contributors!

Contributing to Open Source

Open Source software is built through contributions from the community. Being a contributor allows you to improve that software, but also learn and grow through the process.

How to Get Started

There are lots of ways to get started as a first time contributor! One of our favorites is First Timers Only - a guide that provides first time contributors with excellent tutorials and a list of good first issues to pick from to help you get started on your open source journey!

Share Your Experience

We would love to hear what you’re working on and how your experience is going! Share your work and progress in our forums using the gift-of-open-source tag and you might be featured in our wins for the week.

Calling all Open Source Maintainers

Share Your Project With Us

If you're a maintainer of an open source that could use contributions, we'd love for you to be a part of the Gift of Open Source! We are looking for projects that have open issues for documentation, code, testing, or project management. If you’re interested in including your project in our suggested list, please email

Add the Gift of Open Source Tag to Your Issues

If you would like us to share your projects and encourage contributors to check them out, please make sure to use the #giftofopensource tag on those issues.

Maintainer Resources

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Score a Limited-Edition T-Shirt

Be one of the first 300 people to register, join the Pantheon Community, contribute to at least 2 open source projects and share the impact your contributions had by December 31st to score a limited-edition, Gift Open Source t-shirt along with a surprise swag bag. All other participants will receive a surprise swag bag for contributing!

My name appeared in the WordPress credits for the first time ever thanks to the Gift of Open Source!
Joel Yoder , Director of Web Services at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

Frequently Asked Questions

The challenge will begin 12am PST December 1st and end at 11:59pm PST December 31st (registration will remain open until December 31st).

Open source enthusiasts from all backgrounds and skills levels are encouraged to contribute. Technical and non-technical contributors are welcome!

Any contribution to Drupal, WordPress, Pantheon repos, or an adjacent project counts as participation. We invite contributions of all kinds too, not just code!

Whether helping diversify speaker rosters at events, contributing to documentation or coding on WP-CLI, there's something for everyone. All backgrounds and skill levels are invited to contribute!


Join our online community forum to share knowledge, network, and collaborate with fellow Pantheon users.

That’s a Wrap!

Make sure to join the Gift of Open Source Slack channel to connect with our team & receive the latest updates!