We have a few gmail invites to give to contributors who do this.
The page in most need of translation is the FAQ page, but you can work on any page that you want.
We will also welcome translation into other languages (eg, Arabic or Russian).
The work usually requires a good knowledge of Perl, SQL databases, and CGI. Don't worry if you don't know all these --- you can help in any aspect of the service. Besides, it's a great learning opportunity, and the current team is always around to help. In addition, if you know of a new way of doing things, we're always glad to learn from you! Being part of a larger team also means that you have higher probability of not doing those chores which you don't like (as long as someone else likes them, at least), so even if some of the items above are really not your piece of cake, do not give up!
Having said that, if you have absolutely no experience in UNIX-like systems, learning it here will probably require more effort than you would consider reasonable. Specifically, we expect you to have at least basic knowledge of the following tools:
The majority of the work is done remotely over SSH. This means you have to arrange for an Internet access point for yourself. You can work from your home, office, computer farm, or any other place that has an Internet connection and a keyboard. But remember - we don't have any office-space of our own.
Naturally, we can't offer stock options, but the skills and experience you will acquire may very well help you land a job in a place that does. On the non-material side, there are the grateful emails from people this service actually helps, peer respect, and the satisfaction of seeing things work.
So, if you're ready to help, or just have questions about what it takes, feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
And you can also just hang around the mailing list, and participate in the discussions relating to developments on the site.
Even if you are not in a position to make a decision, lobbying for us can also make a difference. As a student, you vote for the head of the student association (or at least, should be...) and pay the fees. You have the right to convince them what to do with the funds!
LibAgent is helping Israeli university students extend their library book loans and avoid fines since October 1996. It is endorsed by most of the libraries it supports, which now include over 30 universities and colleges from Tel-Hai to Beer-Sheva. Having won Captain Internet's "site of the week" award, LibAgent is regularly indexed by all major Israeli search-engines and portals, and gets over 1000 unique visitors a week. Current enrollment to LibAgent is over 25000 students. LibAgent is a voluntary, non-profit effort and is being supported by users, and by the Technion's computer-science department.