Contributing code is not the only way to get involved in the Salt community. There are a few other ways that I want to talk about briefly:
Salt-users mailing list
#salton freenode IRC
#saltstackon the hangops Slack
The Salt-users mailing list is actually just a Google group. Head to https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/salt-users, where you can easily join the open group. Sign into your Google account (create one if necessary) and then click on Join group to post:
At this point, you'll have to make some decisions about how you want to receive e-mails from the group:
If you want to browse the group in the forum view online, you can choose to receive no e-mail updates. Alternatively, you can receive every update as it comes in or choose to receive summary updates to reduce the total number of e-mails you receive. Once you have your settings the way you like them, click on Join this group.
Now you send e-mail to the group by e-mailing