The Prometheus project follows the Prometheus governance.
Prometheus is developed in the open. Here are some of the channels we use to communicate and contribute:
#prometheus on irc.libera.chat. This channel is bridged to the Matrix room below.
#prometheus:matrix.org. This room is bridged to the IRC room above.
Community-maintained Slack channel:
#prometheus on CNCF Slack.
User mailing lists:
Discourse forum: Web-based discussion forum at discuss.prometheus.io hosted by Discourse.
Calendar for public events: We have a public calendar for events, which you can use to join us.
If you just want to get an overview, simply use our web view in your browser's time zone.
If you're using Google products, there's an automagic link to add it your own Google calendar.
If you're using a different calendar, there's an .ics to add to non-Google calendars.
GitHub: To file bugs and feature requests, use the GitHub issue tracker of the relevant Prometheus repository. For questions and discussions, many repositories offer GitHub discussions. Generally, the other community channels listed here are best suited to get support or discuss overarching topics.
Please do not ask individual project members for support. Use the channels above instead, where the whole community can help you and benefit from the solutions provided. If community support is insufficient for your situation, please refer to the Support & Training page.
We welcome community contributions! Please see the
CONTRIBUTING.md file in the respective Prometheus
repository for instructions on how to submit changes. If you are
planning on making more elaborate or potentially controversial
changes, please discuss them in the developers IRC channel or on
the mailing list before sending a pull request.
We host public weekly meetings focused on Prometheus development and contributions. It’s meant for developers and maintainers to meet and get unblocked, pair review, and discuss development aspects of the Prometheus and related official projects (e.g node_exporter, alertmanager). The document linked below contains all the details, including how to register.
#prometheus-dev on irc.libera.chat. This channel is bridged to the Matrix room below.
#prometheus-dev:matrix.org. This room is bridged to the IRC channel above.
Community-maintained Slack channel:
#prometheus-dev on CNCF Slack.
Development mailing list: prometheus-developers (mirror) – for discussions around Prometheus development.
Office Hours: Prometheus Contributor Office Hours – public weekly meetings focused on Prometheus development and contributions.
Developer summits are public meetings to discuss more involved development topics. They currently happen monthly as an online meeting. (For details, check out the public events calendar linked in the Community section above.) The Prometheus team curates the agenda based on recent discussions via other channels. To propose a topic, please send a mail to the development mailing list at least 24 hours prior to the summit.
As of 2021, we carry a public, rolling meeting notes document. You can find our historic meeting notes below.
2020 virtual developer summit 1 notes
2020 virtual developer summit 2 notes
2020 virtual developer summit 3 notes
2020 virtual developer summit 4 notes
2020 virtual developer summit 5 notes
2021 virtual developer summit 1 notes
To make Prometheus a welcoming and harassment-free experience for everyone, we follow the CNCF Code of Conduct.
Prometheus is an independent open-source project and not controlled by any single company. To emphasize this we joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation in 2016 as the second project after Kubernetes.
Prometheus was started by Matt T. Proud and Julius Volz. The majority of its initial development was sponsored by SoundCloud.
We would also like to acknowledge early contributions by engineers from Docker and Boxever.
Special thanks to DigitalOcean for providing hosting resources.
The Prometheus logo was contributed by Robin Greenwood.