# How to get help and contribute¶

## Example usages of Bob¶

Bob paper packages can serve as good examples of how to use Bob. Search for bob.paper in our Gitlab: https://gitlab.idiap.ch/bob?filter=bob.paper AND in PyPI: https://pypi.org/search/?q=bob.paper&c=Framework+::+Bob for paper packages. Please note that the older a bob.paper package is, it is more likely that it uses some deprecated practices.

For example, you can look at:

## How to get help¶

There are several ways to get help if you are facing a problem.

First, you should search for possible existing answers in:

or you may just want to search on the Internet for possible answers.

Second, feel free to ask us. We encourage you to do so. The preferred way of asking is by using public channels. Here is a list of places that you can ask questions:

## How to contribute¶

Bob is open source and we welcome contributions. If you find a bug, please let use know through our mailing list: https://www.idiap.ch/software/bob/discuss. If you want to contribute, please also get in touch with us through our mailing list first. We maintain a mirror of Bob packages on https://github.com/bioidiap/ which should allow you to open pull requests on Bob packages.