# Introduction

Meltano is ELT for the DataOps era: open source, self-hosted, CLI-first, debuggable, and extensible.

To learn how to use Meltano, check out the Getting Started guide and the additional guides and references linked from the Table of Contents in the sidebar.

To learn about contributing to Meltano, refer to the Contributor Guide.

To learn how Meltano is made, check out the company handbook with sections on:

  • our company values of empathy, community, sustainability, transparency, iteration, ambition, and accountability,
  • our mission to enable everyone to realize the full potential of their data,
  • our vision to become the foundation of every team's ideal data stack,
  • the product strategy and roadmap that will get us there, and
  • our history from 2018 until today.