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Istio Community

Welcome to the Istio community!

This is the starting point for becoming a contributor - improving code, improving docs, giving talks, etc.

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Istio is an open platform for providing a uniform way to integrate microservices, manage traffic flow across microservices, enforce policies and aggregate telemetry data. Istio's control plane provides an abstraction layer over the underlying cluster management platform, such as Kubernetes, Mesos, etc.

Visit for in-depth information about using Istio.

Istio authors

Istio is an open source project with an active development community. The project was started by teams from Google and IBM, in partnership with the Envoy team at Lyft.

Community meeting

We have public, recorded, community meetings. They happen on the fourth Thursday of every month at 10am US/Pacific. Map that to your local time.

Join this group to have the meetings automatically added to your calendar. You can also find them on the community calendar, along with other major community events.

Meeting agendas and notes can be accessed in the working doc.

How can I help ?

See our community page for ways to get involved in our community.

To dig deeper, check out the architecture and read some design docs.

If you're looking for something to do to get your feet wet working on Istio, look for GitHub issues marked with the Help Wanted label:

Of course, even if there's not an issue opened for it, we can always use more testing throughout the platform. Similarly, we can always use more docs, richer docs, insightful docs. Or maybe a cool blog post?

Questions and issues

If you've got questions or issues with using Istio, checkout our help page and be sure to connect to our community where there's always someone ready to lend a hand.

If you're a developer trying to hack on or use the Istio code, head to contributors for help.