|== Introduction ==
|=== Understand the Sahana mission ===
|Before you start on the Sahana project, understand clearly what the project is about and what it strives to accomplish. You can find most of this in the Sahana [http://www.sahanafoundation.org/overview Overview and objectives]
|=== Join the Community ===
|Sahana is developed and guided by a large community of people from around the world, with diverse expertise. As everyone is in different timezones, the heart of this community are the mailing lists, so it is important for you to join it and actively participate in the discussion.
|Please join a suitable [http://wiki.sahanafoundation.org/doku.php?id=dev:mailing_list_policy mailing list] and we recommend you read the community mailing list [http://wiki.sahanafoundation.org/doku.php/dev:community_etiquette etiquette].
|Apart from that you can find a lot of us on [http://www.sahanafoundation.org/chat #Sahana IRC Chat].