Whether you are building a mobile app or a web app, Apache Usergrid (incubating) can provide you with a complete backend that supports authentication, persistence and social features like activities and followers all via a comprehensive REST API — and backed by Cassandra, giving you linear scalability. This session will tell you what you need to know to be a Usergrid contributor, starting with the basics of building and running Usergrid from source code. You’ll learn how to find your way around the Usergrid code base, how the code for the Stack, Portal and SDKs and how to use the test infrastructure to test your changes to Usergrid. You’ll learn the Usergrid contributor workflow, how the project uses JIRA and Github to manage change and how to contribute your changes to the project. The session will also cover the Usergrid roadmap and what the community is currently working on.