Most of the communications for j5 occur on GitHub, but there are a few other comms channels that we also make use of. This page explains what we use each platform for.


GitHub is a code hosting and project collaboration platform. We use it to track issues and changes for the project, in addition to hosting our code repositories.

We have a GitHub organisation which groups all of our repositories together.

Mailing List

The mailing list is used for communications that need to be properly discussed, such as major changes to the API, or a change in the project specifications.

Any meetings that occur are also announced on the mailing list.

Our mailing list is hosted on Google Groups. You need to be a member of the list to post to it.


We also have casual discussion in #j5 on the SRO Slack.

You can automatically join with a email address. If you are not a member of the University of Southampton, please ask for an invite via GitHub or the mailing list.


We will have infrequent meetings to discuss the state of the project. These will be announced via the mailing list.

There is usually a canonical physical location, but most will join using Google Meet. Any details of meetings will be shared in the announcement email.