There is a great discussion going on formation of Drupal association India and its great that we are taking systematic measures to bring Drupal community closer. I'd like to propose that we parallely improve Drupal contributions from India, lot of Indian Drupal developers already contribute to Drupal and lot many wish to contribute. I'd like to propose that we do a pan India sprint every 2 weeks for the following:
1> Help existing Drupal contributors on effectively managing issue queue, find new contributors and discuss any other issues they face (architectural/code review etc)
2> Help new contributors understand types of contributions and find ways they can contribute. In some cases, we should be able to get new contributors to work with existing contributors.
3> Pick up issues/patches that can be reviewed from Drupal projects we use. For core - Office hours are awesome and I'd like that we dont replicate it.
4> Pick up issues from Active tasks from office hours
For every sprint we can set the focus, but for first few weeks till we get comfortable with this and know each other better lets focus on above points?
Where? Lets do it in #drupal-in IRC channel and if for a discussion we think we need audio/see each other we can quickly spin up google hangouts (though limit is 10 people) or join me session.
What do you think? Will it be useful? I for one would like to know felllow Drupal developers better and see if we can come to a conscious state where whenever we write code, we think if it could be useful to others.