One of the core reasons why we decided to release Bela is to build a community around it. A big part is that people build great projects using Bela, but we also hope that the community will pitch in to help us improve and expand the capabilities of the board.
With the contribution of the community, fixes, improvements and support for new languages can come much quicker than it would with our efforts alone.
You do not need to be a gearhead to help Bela grow: if you can spare some time to test the bleeding edge features and fixes as they come out, you'll help us make the development faster. If you have some time to contribute by testing new features, join the Bela testers mailing list.
If you are a developer and want to contribute, add features, port Bela to other programming languages or audio environments, then join our dev list. All skills are welcomed, from kernel hackers to project management to DSP and everything in between.
You are of course welcome to join both lists if you're interested.