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Layer5 Writing Program

What is Layer5 Writing Program?

The Layer5 Writing Program is a way to demonstrate your expertise, give back to the community, and help us produce great content. We collaborate with authors and technologists from around the world to produce high quality articles, blog posts, tutorials and other cloud native resources on Meshery, Kubernetes, service meshes, Docker and related technologies.

Why should you participate?

Improve your writing and
communication skills

Publishing is a feedback-driven process that can help you understand your audience better, explain complex topics clearly, and iterate to improve results.

Give back

Open source contributions are not always about pull requests and GitHub issues. While this may sound to be a more exciting way make a contribution, it's certainly not the only way to give back to the programming community. Documenting the problems you solved or a new feature you implemented will serve as a perpetual guide to others in the community.

Establish your voice

Sharing your knowledge not only demonstrates your technical expertise, it highlights your ability to teach others, and establishes you as an authority on the topic. Your technical write-ups are empirical evidence of your ability to learn and teach.


Whether you're writing about a complex system or a a set of actions you took to address an error, the odds are high that someone else will someday struggle with the same things as you. By writing about the things that you learn or find interesting, you aren't just teaching yourself, you're also helping share your knowledge with every person who reads your post.

Where can you contribute?

We welcome the contribution of any type that shares knowledge about our projects or related technologies.
Do you want to document your recent effort in implementing a new feature? Do you want to share a solution for a problem you were struggling with? Do you want to share information about a recent technology you find intriguing? Want to host an event with Layer5? Want to deliver a talk, a workshop, or a tutorial? Just let us know.

What is the process?

If you’re interested in the Layer5 Writing Program, please submit your information (and proposed topic, if you have one) to get started. Don't have a topic? Don't worry, we have plenty of suggestions for you.

Upon being accepted, you'll work with a coordinator on the content team to decide on a topic, develop a project plan, and discuss submission details.

Additional Resources

Layer5, the cloud native management company

An empowerer of engineers, Layer5 helps you extract more value from your infrastructure. Creator and maintainer of service mesh standards. Maker of Meshery, the cloud native management plane.