You might have read about the Drupal 8 Contrib Sprint Initiative (CSI) on the Drupal Association blog already. Now it becomes concrete.
Every first friday of the month we are inviting you as user group members to join our offices and learn about Drupal 8 together with the community. That's a great chance for you to get started with Drupal 8 - no matter what you aim for.
The first monthly sprint will start on the 4.10. - right after the DrupalCon Prague.
It will take place at MD Systems Hermetschloostrasse 77, 8048 Zürich.
Please signup and update this google spreadsheet with your data.
The main development focus will be to make contrib modules production ready.
However, this needs all kinds of things like extensive testing, verification with sitebuilding, documentation, user experience tests, and deep discussions about architecture, concepts and approaches.
From previous sprints and participation in core development, we have great examples on how to get started.
Between the events, at MD Systems, we are permanently sprinting and pushing our Drupal 8 projects. We want to make Drupal 8 production ready - and we will make sure this is going to happen soon.
Also, if you decide to seriously start with Drupal 8 for your professional projects, we have initiated a new program: Drupal 8 Bootstrap Weeks. It is taylored to fit for freelancers and members of bigger teams to give you a headstart with Drupal 8 within a week. We separate between the two modes frontend or backend and help you to either get started with a full customer project or a specific feature module.