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# 4. Make First Contribution

Now that you are all set up, it's time to make your first contribution. Follow the sections below to add yourself to the team and learn our workflow.

# Create a new branch

Lando uses a modified GitHub Flow (opens new window) development model. You can read more about this process in the aforementioned link but the general code flow is as follows:

# Make sure you are in the Lando cli source repo
cd /path/to/cloned/cli

# Make sure you are on the updated main branch
git checkout main
git pull origin main

# Checkout a new branch for your contribution
git checkout -b addContribMe

# Add yourself as a contributor

# Follow and answer the interactive prompts
lando.dev contrib:add

# Verify you've been added
lando.dev contrib:list

# Commit and push

# Add updates, commit and push
git add .
git commit -m "Adding MYSELF to the team"
git push origin addContribMe

# Open a Pull Request

Open a pull request (opens new window).

# Manual workflow

If the recommended workflow above is not working for you, then you still have a few options. We definitely don't prefer these since they require work on our end.

# Directly edit

Try editing the contributor database (opens new window) directly. If you are not sure how to do that then consult these docs (opens new window).

You will want to add an entry like below:

- name: Mike Pirog
    - Content
    - Outreach
  bio: >-
    I'm the inventor of Lando and a co-founder @ <a
    href="https://thinktandem.io" target="_blank">Tandem</a>.
  location: New England / Siberia
  github: pirog
  twitter: pirogcommamike
  title: Benevolent Dictator
  pic: 'https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/dc1322b3ddd0ef682862d7f281c821bb'
  id: 0374ef006c170c19a0fddcf006415d548058e1f7

# Submit an issue

If even the above is not sufficient, then open an issue (opens new window) on GitHub.