Help Wanted

From MusicBrainz Wiki

MusicBrainz has built up a large community to help accomplish our ambitions, but we still need all kinds of help! We need more volunteers to edit the data, vote on pending edits, document existing software, and test new features. However we also have a great need for software developers to help integrate new features into MusicBrainz.

If you do not have all the skills listed in a section, and would like to pick up the remaining skills, then working on MusicBrainz might be the right way to do that. As long as you can self direct your learning, we can help point you in the right direction and get you up and moving.

Benefits

  • Undying gratitude of the MusicBrainz community
  • Your name in lights
  • Excellent resume fodder
  • yourname@musicbrainz.org email address

Open Tasks

The list of open tasks is kept on our Bug Tracker, and on MusicBrainz Development, and they change quite frequently.

Open Positions

MusicBrainz Server Developer

Our web developers need the skills listed below:

  • Mid-level to experienced perl hacker
  • Catalyst, Template Toolkit, Moose experience
  • Know XML and/or RDF
  • SQL Experience, PostgreSQL is our poison of choice.

PyMusicBrainz2 Developer (Python client library)

We're looking for a maintainer for our Python interface to our XMLWebService:

  • Experience with Python
  • General understanding of Web Services.
  • Linux lovers preferred, Mac OS X devotees welcome, Win32 Python hackers needed!
  • Know XML.

The immediate task at hand is to add support for Release Groups to pymb2.

libdiscid Developer (C based Audio CD identification client library)

We're looking for a maintainer for our discid library:

  • Experienced C programmer
  • Experience writing/maintaining a C library
  • Linux lovers preferred, Mac OS X devotees welcome, Win32 Python hackers needed!
  • Experience with CD-ROMs, ISRCs

The immediate task at hand is to add support for reading ISRCs and barcodes from CD-TEXT.

Contact us

If you think MusicBrainz is cool, you're a motivated hacker/tester and hack on software for fun, and you're interested in any of these volunteer positions:

  • Send an email to helpwanted [at] musicbrainz [dot] org, or
  • Join us in IRC on irc.freenode.net channel #metabrainz.

Keep in mind that we're looking for self motivated people willing to learn new things and to challenge the status quo.