The Heartland. America’s Breadbasket. Middle America. No matter what you call it, the midwest is the heart of the United States — a cultural crossroads that connects the urban east coast with the free-spirited west coast. It’s this epicenter of innovation where great minds from both sides collide and amazing Drupal work is born. We know each other; we respect each other; we collaborate on Drupal sprint and Drupal Association work; we attend and support the events of our local meetups.
It’s time we convene as a superpower to celebrate our mutual passion: Drupal.Read more
It's that wonderful time of the year when Google Code-In students (ages 13-17) work on tasks for Drupal. Starting on Monday December 1st, hundreds of students from around the world will be contributing tasks to open source organizations competing to win an all expense paid trip to visit Google in California. Luckily Drupal was invited back by Google to participate in 2014 and timing could not be better with the beta releases of Drupal 8. Thanks Google!Read more
Update: We're incredibly excited to announce that Angela "webchick" Byron will be keynoting DrupalSouth!
Tix on sale now: https://melbourne2015.drupal.org.au/conference/tickets
The call for sessions for DrupalSouth is
Are you interested in contributing to Drupal, but don't have the coding skills or experience necessary? Good news, now you have an awesome opportunity to contribute! Drupal is currently in the application process to be a part of the Google Code-In ( http://www.google-melange.com/gci/homepage/google/gci2014 ) contest for pre-university students ages 13-17. Our current need is building a list of quality tasks for students to work on during the contest. Please realize these don't have to be code related tasks, but should fit into one of the following five categories: Code, Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research, Quality Assurance, User Interface.
The application process started Tuesday October 28th and ends this Monday November 10th. Our goal is to submit an application with at least 50 quality tasks. Please contribue by adding task ideas directly our open to the public Google Spreadsheet ( https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sFf5wnuCSkNauNw26-Kml0snplF4Fx0j... ) until midnight UTC-6 Sunday November 9th. After that, we need to see if Drupal is approved for the contest. If approved, we will need help creating, documenting, and mentoring an additional 100-200 tasks. The more tasks we setup the more opportunities we have to contribue to Drupal.
Did you know that organizations accepted into the GCI contest send the top two students on an all expense paid trip to Google in Mountain View with a parent/guardian ( http://www.google-melange.com/gci/document/show/gci_program/google/gci20... )? I know that I would be very excited as a young computer nerd to even have a chance to participate in such a program. As a community, we have a very good chance to make connections with young students who could end up spending a good amount of time focusing on Drupal after completing the contest. A good way to find quality contributors might be Drupal sending a few young people to California/GoogleHQ...
"Code-In can be thought of as the "Summer of Code" for pre-university students. Rather than specific coding projects, students age 13-17 take on smaller tasks in five categories: Code, Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research, Quality Assurance, User Interface."
Details @links that explain everything about the contest:
- Official Website @ http://www.google-melange.com/gci/homepage/google/gci2014
- Drupal's group to communicate about Code-In @ https://groups.drupal.org/google-code-in
- Drupal's spreadsheet to add code-in tasks pre-application @ https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sFf5wnuCSkNauNw26-Kml0snplF4Fx0j...
- Drupal's issue queue after application @ https://drupal.org/project/issues/gci
- Tue Oct 28 - Application Period Starts
- Mon Nov 10 - Application Period Ends
- Wed Nov 12 - Accepted Organizations Announced
- Mon Dec 01 - Contest Begins
- Wed Jan 21 - Contest Ends
- Mon Jan 26 - Deadline for mentor orgs to submit evaluations
How can I help?:
"DrupalCamp Ohio 2014 returns to The Ohio State University's Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, for another two-day camp to build on last year's success, and will include keynote speeches, topical sessions, Beginners Training, Birds of a Feather breakouts, and code sprints."
2 days ago there was an unsolicited email incident on Groups.drupal.org. A number of people were added to a group without their permission and subsequently received email notifications for posts and comments in that group. This was done via 'Add members' functionality, which was available to all group organizers on Groups.drupal.org. The problem was reported via the Groups issue queue and other channels and site maintainers took immediate steps to delete the group in question and disable comments on posts to stop email notifications going out to all affected users.Read more
Every Friday at noon Pacific (3pm New York, 9pm Berlin, 6am Saturday in Sydney) I will be in #drupal-contribute helping people fix critical issues. I will prepare 2-3 issues with up to date, actionable issue summaries, familiarize myself with the problems and the suggested solution in the issue so that I can answer questions.Read more
Google Summer of Code 2014 has triumphantly concluded for Drupal as a participating organization. We selected thirteen students (https://groups.drupal.org/node/423558) out of fifty project proposals from around the world and twelve of the projects passed with success. Help us by reviewing each project's code (https://groups.drupal.org/node/442493).Read more
DrupalCon Amsterdam community sprints are starting in just one month from today. We have a great tradition to organize sprinting opportunities throughout DrupalCon days and also the weekends before and after. If you have been to them, you know the power of these events, but if you are new to our sprints, here are some quotes from an earlier sprint at Drupal Dev Days Szeged:
Two days working with the Drupal Community [...] help you to learn more than one week working alone at home :) -- https://twitter.com/javisr/statuses/449159591373586432
Greatest thing about code sprints: Hearing respected core devs say "I don't understand that." "Me neither." We all learn. [...] -- https://twitter.com/marcvangend/statuses/449442724966858752
Drupal sprints are a wonderful combination of a lot of top Drupal developers working on important problems in the same space without other distractions going on. We even secured a wonderful sprint location for the weekends, the Berlage Workspace. You can help move important issues forward and learn the tricky details faster than anybody else while working with others.
Berlage Workspace street front
Sprints announced so far include frontend, drupal.org, search API, multilingual, Behavior Driven Development, Panopoly, Rules in Drupal 8, Media in Drupal 8, Migration to Drupal 8, Content staging in Drupal 8 and a dedicated group of people driving critical Drupal 8 issues in general. Each team is being lead by Drupal topic experts so you can work with the top people in the field.
The most active days expected in decreasing order are Friday, Monday and Sunday before and Saturday after, but sprinting opportunities are almost always available throughout the nine days. We even created a Google Calendar that you can subscribe to (firstname.lastname@example.org) which contains all the sprint venue information at any point in time, so you know where to find active Drupal sprinters. Or just check out the announcement for more information.
The sprints would not happen without the sponsorship of the Drupal Association, Acquia and Open8. Huge thanks for their support!Read more
Each year Google organizes a "Mentor Summit" after Summer of Code to help summarize the positive and negative experiences in an unconference style weekend of meetings. It is an awesome event and Drupal has participated several times.Read more