Drupal Ladder


Our goal is to get 1% of active users on drupal.org to contribute to Drupal core by 2014 by organizing "learn sprints" and "issue sprints" at Drupal User Group meetups, camps and conferences.

drupalladder.org is a central place for people to find and contribute lessons and materials. drupalladder.org is built on the Drupal Ladder distro, which people can download and use on their personal computers to work through the Drupal Ladder lessons.

The Drupal Ladder distro and drupalladder.org are products of the Boston Initiative, an experiment aiming to figure out how to make it easier for people to learn about and contribute to Drupal.

Note that we do not accept job postings or non-Drupal Ladder events in this group. Any posts that go off-topic from the goals of this group will be removed.

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amool's picture

Helpful beginner resources

Hey guys,

I just discovered couple of interesting resources which will be very helpful to new contributors:

  1. http://drupalize.me/community-tools
    NOTE: this is still a work in progress, and updates will be made on a regular basis. You can find this information and materials available on GitHub at https://github.com/DrupalizeMe/community-tools, and we encourage pull requests.
  2. A video series teaching all required community tools: http://drupalize.me/guides/drupal-community-tools-and-core-mentoring

I hope you'll find this helpful.

Slurpee's picture

Google Summer of Code 2014 Project: Port DrupalLadder.org into D8

Over the past few months we organized an initiative with Google Code-In students to learn, edit, and create ladders. During this time I truly learned the value of the ladder program and how quickly it can help new users learn Drupal with proper documentation. In fact, we plan for GCI students to work on the DrupalLadder every year which will greatly help the project grow in terms of content. Code-In is for high school students taking on basic tasks.

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royal121's picture

Working on already existing lessons


Drupalladder contains lessons on various topics. But it is difficult to find lessons. People use ladders to see the list of lessons. There are some lessons which are nice but not easily found. Example 'What to do when you have a white screen when installing Drupal', 'How to troubleshoot database connection problems' and 'How to Start Over if Your Installation is Interrupted'.

I think we should find a way to display these lessons in a better way and create a search to search not only on Project name but also on Lesson title. We should continue to improve these lessons too.

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Slurpee's picture

Drupal Ladder + Google Code-In = Perfect Match

Hello from the Google Code-In Drupal 2013 team ( https://groups.drupal.org/google-code-in and http://www.google-melange.com/gci/homepage/google/gci2013 ).

We recently added every step/lesson in majority of the Drupal Ladders as tasks into Drupal GCI 2013. Students started taking on the tasks and are already willing to help grow the project. Luckily I mass imported all of the steps as a csv and now we can recycle tasks/lessons every code-in contest. You can see we have plenty of tasks open related and not related to DL @ http://www.google-melange.com/gci/org/google/gci2013/drupal

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Irene Meisel's picture

First NYC Drupal Ladder sprint of 2014 & Global Sprint Weekend! Come build your skills and help develop D8.

2014-01-26 14:00 - 17:00 America/New_York

The next NYC Drupal Ladder sprint is happening Sunday, January 26th, 2014. It is part of the Drupal Global Sprint so we will be contributing in solidarity with thousands around the world. The sprints so far have been a lot of fun, with people diving into the issue queues and swapping dev tips. Come join us!

Beverages and pizza will be provided!

What's a Drupal Ladder?

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willieseabrook's picture

First Tunisian Drupal Sprint

2013-12-08 09:30 - 17:00 Africa/Tunis

Hi everyone. Today we held the first Tunisian Drupal Sprint in conjunction with the U.K, Philippines, India and Japan. Thanks for the help and support from Robert Castelo, Luc Bézier and Pedro Cambra

Our big achievements were as follows:

  1. We did the first ever #drupalsprint in Tunisia, joining London, Cebu, Mumbai and Osaka.
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Luukyb's picture

Drupal Ladder Feedback - Cebu Philippines Nov 2013

Hi all,
Just a quick feedback to make our next Ladder even better. We organized the first Drupal Ladder in the Philippines on Saturday 23rd nov.
We had around 8 attendees, who had fun learning git and the workflow to contribute in Drupal.

We mainly worked on a sandbox I created : https://drupal.org/sandbox/luukyb/2142467
My presentation for the event : http://www.slideshare.net/Luukyb/drupal-ladder-cebu-learn-to-contribute-...

Here is a few issues I had before or during the Ladder :
- Could not access to http://ladder.drupalofficehours.org/

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fureigh's picture

Last NYC Drupal Ladder sprint of 2013! Come build your skills and help D8.

2013-12-08 14:00 - 17:00 America/New_York

The next NYC Drupal Ladder sprint is happening Sunday, December 8th. The sprints so far have been a lot of fun, with people diving into the issue queues and swapping dev tips. Come join us!

Beverages and pizza will be provided, thanks to Alley Interactive.

What's a Drupal Ladder?

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fureigh's picture

The eighth NYC Drupal Ladder sprint! Come build your Drupal skills and help D8.

2013-08-11 14:00 - 17:00 America/New_York

After focusing our energies on the (Get Involved in) Core Sprint at NYC Camp last month, the next NYC Drupal Ladder sprint is happening Sunday, August 11th. The sprints so far have been a lot of fun, with people diving into the issue queues and swapping dev tips. Come join us!

What's a Drupal Ladder?

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carsonblack's picture

Sacramento Drupal Ladder Contribution Sprint

2013-06-29 09:00 - 17:00 America/Los_Angeles

It's a Drupal Ladder core contribution day!

We'll be doing both an issue and learn sprint.

Not sure what the Drupal Ladder is? See this website: http://www.drupalladder.org

While we would like to focus on Drupal 8 core issues, including documentation, you are welcome to focus your work on other parts of the Drupal ecosystem such as distributions or contributed modules.

If you're new to Drupal contribution, this is the best way to learn!

I'll work on a lunch (pizza) sponsor. Perhaps we can socialize and get a bite to eat afterwards as well.


Hacker Lab Sacramento

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