November 1st will be the second of five meetups where we dedicate one hour, from 6:30 to 7:30, to learning about and contributing to Drupal core. (Until we have a better name for this contribute-to-core-and-work-your-way-up-the-ladder project, I’m just going to refer to this as, “The Boston Initiative”.)
In October we proved it’s possible to get a large number of people--newbies, veterans, non-coders and coders--who have never worked the Drupal’s core issue queue up and running, making meaningful contributions in one hour. A number of people expressed interest in trying smaller breakout groups in November. This way, people on different steps in the Drupal ladder can focus on learning about or working on things that are more interesting to them.
Group leaders are key to making breakouts work. So, I’m recruiting breakout group leaders for November’s meeting. For example, if we have four people who are interested to learn how to test patches, it would be best to pair these people up with someone who has tested patches before. If you’re willing and able to lead a breakout group doing any of the activities listed below or working the issue queue for any particular Drupal 7 core component or Drupal 8 initiative, please contact me.
Possible activities for breakout groups could include:
Documentation: API docs
Documentation: help docs
Find and report bugs
Draft issue summaries for long threads
Reproduce and document reported bugs
Install Drupal locally
See you in two weeks.