So you found out about this open collaborative, non-profit community for science and would like to contribute to it. You are an experienced researcher — you have published ML papers before, you are familiar with how research is done, etc. You probably are thinking about ways to share your experience, give back to the community, and find likeminded people that you'd have fun chatting once in a while. What are the ways you can achieve that? We provide a few ways to get involved with MLC.
It might be worth it to think beforehand how much time you can commit to giving to MLC. It could be any number of hours per week/month/quarter/year, and no one would explicitly hold you accountable to it, but it would just be a useful thing to think through before you make the commitment, and it should be the biggest determinant of what types of commitment you'd want to make. It also doesn't have to be a constant across time, something like "a linear curve from 2 hours to 10 hours per week from T-2 months to the submission deadline," or "a step function at T-1 week to the deadline." The key is, you might want to think through that yourself.
A key divider here is whether you are in for a long-term or semi-long-term involvement, or you are looking for a one-off involvement. There are great things you can do in either. You can also use the latter to figure out if the former is right for you.