While Drupalcons in the United States are not usually flush with interest for multilingual topics, there is always a sizable set of people interested. This post is a summary of topics we know we are going to discuss at Drupalcon Denver for people interested in multilingual and who want to help out.
Multilingual content at the conference
For those looking for multilingual content throughout the conference, here are some tips:
- Suzanne and Florian are holding a session titled Don't Get Lost in Translation: Multilingual Site Building with Drupal 7 on Tuesday 3:45pm to 4:45pm
- Gábor Hojtsy is holding a session in the Core conversations track titled Drupal 8 is becoming more multilingual and you can help! on Tuesday 2:15pm to 3:15pm
- A BoF is planned (not yet scheduled) on Drupal 8 entity property translation
- The Multilingual Q&A BoF is your place to ask questions and help answer questions yourself. Pretty simple. Wednesday 2:15-3:13pm
Multilingual sprinting throughout the session days
The organizers of Drupalcon Denver provide space for us to work on multilingual tasks anytime throughout the conference in room 601. While I'm personally not signed up to spend most of my time on session days in the sprinting room, I'm happy to support people who want to sprint. Find me via email, twitter and in person in Denver!
Multilingual sprint at the end of the conference
There is already a traditional code sprint day at the end of Drupalcon, and the organizers provide plenty of space for the sprints at the convention center in rooms 401 and 405. So the last day of conference we'll use the conference facilities to start off the Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative sprint.
Multilingual sprint after the end of the conference
Because doing sprinting for one day on a huge initiative like D8MI would not let us cover a lot, we extended the sprint times with two more days! This part of the sprint is outside of Drupalcon's resources, but got great support from MapQuest! They are providing our sprinting space for the weekend in their offices at 1555 Blake Street, 3rd Floor. But, signup to attend this part of the sprint is required, so we have a definite list of people coming. Their offices are really cool!
Go to multilingual sessions, talk to people you know about your questions and attend the sprints! The calendar looks like the following (with Monday as the first day):
|X||Occasional sprinting in room 601 in the Convention Center||Sprint in room 401 or 405 in the Convention Center||Sprinting at MapQuest (requires signup)|
Sign up please!
Additionally of signing up here please indicate your availability for the sprint at http://www.doodle.com/54gtf4xqxe7hd6qz#table - a table that includes all Drupalcon days as well to get an idea of people interested sprinting on Drupalcon days (too).