Extended sprints around DrupalCon Portland

Gábor Hojtsy's picture
2013-05-18 09:00 - 2013-05-26 21:00 America/Los_Angeles
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Drupalcon_Portland.pngDrupalCon Portland comes with the classic DrupalCon format that regulars know so well. A training/CXO day followed by three session/BoF/exhibition days followed by a sprint day.

While deeply involved core developers will work on any given day of DrupalCon, getting groups together at the same place is only possible on the sprint day and that quickly flies away. Based on prior experience organising extra sprint opportunities around DrupalCon Denver, Munich and BADCamp 2012, we are looking to have extended sprint opportunities this time as well!

Extended sprints are on the weekends both before and after DrupalCon. There are already various sprints signed up including Multilingual, Views, Mobile, Configuration management and Twig all to further development of Drupal 8 at various capacities on these weekends. Now is the time to consider if you can be available and book your travel and hotel accordingly!

Practical details

18th (Sat), 19th (Sun), 20th (Mon) of May and the 25th (Sat) and 26th (Sun) of May 2013. (There is already a DrupalCon sprint day on the 24th at the DrupalCon venue as well).
We start each day at 9am and plan to wind down sprinting at 7pm to go for food. Exact schedules depend on teams, hunger, etc.


Acquia, bluehost, comm-press, dotProjects.be, drupalize.me, Open8.se, OSINet, PingV Inc.

Looking for sponsors

We are looking for more sponsors to cover expenses. If you are interested sponsoring or if you need sponsors to cover expenses, please contact me at http://drupal.org/user/4166/contact


The Drupal Association and DrupalCon are not involved in the organisation of these extra sprint opportunities.



heyrocker's picture

This is a very easy train ride from the Convention Center, or you can walk as it is under a mile!


I'd like to attend and

vinmassaro's picture

I'd like to attend and contribute but have never been to a Drupalcon code sprint and am not sure where I would fit in on these initiatives. What would you recommend?

based on interests/background

Gábor Hojtsy's picture

I think this is based on what are you interested to work on plus what kind of experience do you have. Different sprints can accommodate people with different sets of experiences. For example, the multilingual sprint would likely be able to accomodate people from almost all kinds of experience levels, but you might not want to work on multilingual :)

One way to prepare for

YesCT's picture

One way to prepare for sprinting and get more comfortable is to attend the core mentoring irc sessions. http://drupal.org/core-mentoring

Cathy Theys

YesCT's picture

Technical Communication Initiative and Lee Hunter will be there too.

Out of the box, Drupal provides some amazing capabilities for technical communication but it's nowhere near mature or complete as a tech comm solution (or at least not without a substantial amount of work). This sprint will be focused on rounding out those capabilities. Eventually it may result in a tech comm distro and will certainly improve the doc tools for drupal.org. We're also encouraging tech comm SMEs outside the Drupal community to attend this sprint.

Cathy Theys


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