Help build the future of finance, shape your skills, and grow the Yearn ecosystem. Before joining our community, take some time to understand the philosophy behind Yearn through the The Bluepill and Yearn Manifesto.
How to Contribute
Have an idea?
We are always open to new suggestions or better ways of doing things. If you have an idea feel free to use the appropriate channel on Discord, Reddit, make a post on the governance forum, or consider adding to the Pool of Ideas. If the idea is thorough enough, make a post in the Proposals section on the governance forum. Be sure to follow the Proposal Guidelines and check previous YIPs for guidance.
Ready to contribute?
Check out our list of open Github issues here.
File a Bug
If a Yearn product isn't working, please visit the appropriate Github repository listed under General Resources — or search in the Yearn Github Repositories — to see if the issue already exists.
If it does not exist, please create a new issue following the template present in the repository.
If no issue template is present, please include information such as your browser version, device, etc. for that project so the developers can replicate it and fix it.
If the issue already exists, you can signal your support by adding a thumbs up to the existing issue or by adding helpful information.
Use the Feedback section of the governance forum to provide feedback.
The Yearn ecosystem is expanding and, as a result, so is the need for documentation. You can find the "official" Yearn Documentation here — which provides high-level overviews and technical documentation.
Whether it's writing How To guides on using vaults or creating diagrams on how the protocol ties together, there is something for everyone. If you speak another language, translations might be up your alley!
You can see our progress on the Github Project Board where you can look through any issue that interests you. Before contributing: Please see our How to Use Github guide and ensure that your PRs adhere to our Writing Style Guide.
We use a combination of HackMD, Docusaurus, and Github for our Documentation and we use DrawIO with Google Drive for our diagrams & schemas. If you are a grammar stickler, you can see our Reviewer Guide.
Last but not least, join the #documentation channel in Discord and introduce yourself.
If this sounds confusing, please let us know what we can clear up. In the meantime: You can begin contributing to our HackMD docs immediately via the Github issues — we'll guide you through the rest.
If you're a developer, we need your help! Before you begin: Familiarize yourself with Yearn, its products, and its infrastructure by reading our Documentation.
You can see our progress on our Github Project Board, and you can immediately begin contributing where you see fit. We recommend checking out issues tagged as
help wanted and recommend sticking to the respective repository's coding guidelines (linting, formatting, PRs, etc). It's that simple 🙂. You can also join us on the #dev channel in Discord.
If you are interested in working on a specific project, check out the list of Yearn products in the General Resources section below or check out our list of repos here.
If you want an overview of how our vaults work, please see the schema and accompanying descriptions in the Vaults Overview.
If you're wondering how strategies work, please check out Yearn Vaults v2 Introduction — hosted by our Yearn Devs. To start writing your own strategy, please check out our template Yearn Brownie Mix.
If you want to integrate with Yearn, please visit our Integration Guide and check out our Vault API Documentation.
We invite designers, animators, artists, and more to share your skills with the Yearn ecosystem! If you're interested in creating graphics that describe Yearn's systems, creating video explainers, fixing Yearn's UI/UX, or any other combination of things — hop into the #ui-ux channel or #media-resources channels in Discord.
The best introduction to V2 is the workshop done for Gitcoin Kernel Sessions. Even its focused on security, it's a great introduction to Vaults V2.
When you decide to start, this reading material is going to come handy:
- Template for Strategies
- Vaults V2 Repository
- How to set up coding environment for Yearn Strategies
- Mint your own DAI
- Dev Docs
Once you have your strategy ready, this will guide you further down the road:
Other reading material
This is complementary to the above, but it's not directly related to creating strategies.
- Yearn.Finance, Github
- Yearn Documentation, Github
- Yearn Governance Forum
- Yearn Snapshot Governance Voting
List of Yearn Tools
- Yearn Watch, Github
- Yearn Subgraphs, Ethereum, Fantom, Github
- Yearn SDK, Github
- Yearn API, Github
- Yearn Vision
- Yearn Discord FAQ Bot, Github
- yCosystem (Yearn Community Aggregator) - Repository Of Yearn Links
- YFI Address Stats - Yearn Financial Information
- Yearn Newsletter - Weekly YFI newsletter
- Trackavault - Track V2 Vaults
Legacy Products and Websites
- v1 Yearn.Finance, Github
- v2 Yearn.Finance, Github
- Yearn Borrow, Github
- Yearn Governance, Github - V1 Governance