Drupal Sprint Weekend 2014

jessehs's picture
2014-01-25 10:00 - 2014-01-26 18:00 America/Los_Angeles

Come be a part of the global Drupal Sprint Weekend 2014


If you have built a site in Drupal, you can contribute. We will split into pairs or small groups and work on Drupal core issues. Bring your laptop. For new folks: you can get a head start also by making an account on Drupal.org and taking a look at the Drupal Ladder http://drupalladder.org/ If possible, install git before coming and git clone Drupal 8 core (git instructions).

Time & Location

Sprint time: 10am until 6pm, both Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26

Location: OpenSourcery, 1636 NW Lovejoy St.

Who it's for

Anyone with Drupal site building experience can contribute to Drupal core. We'll have tasks suitable for programmers and non-programmers alike.

Why come

If you're like some Drupal developers or site builders, you've been telling yourself for months that you should start contributing to Drupal core. This sprint is your chance to get started with in-person training and mentoring from friendly, experienced core contributors. It's also a great way to start becoming familiar with Drupal 8.

If you've already started to work on core, come meet other contributors, hang out in person, and work on manageable tasks in the Drupal core queue. The goal is to help you help with core.

What to expect

We'll kick things off with a brief introduction and agenda for the day. We'll help match people with issues that are right for their skill levels and areas of interest. Mentoring is also provided to help new contributors set up a development environment and learn about the contribution process.

What to bring

  • An interest in Drupal contribution
  • A laptop with wireless connectivity and a long power cord (multi-plug extension cords encouraged)

What to prepare

If you plan to contribute documentation or try patches only, all you need a browser thanks to the simplytest.me service which allows you to install Drupal and apply patches online. If you plan to contribute code, we encourage you to prepare your laptop for Drupal 8 development in advance so you can save time on the day of the sprint. Follow the steps below if you have time before the sprint. We can help in the morning if you get stuck on any of these steps.

  1. Create an account on drupal.org if you don't have one yet.
  2. Download Dreditor, a browser plugin for Firefox and Chrome.
  3. Install an IRC client like ChatZilla, a browser plugin, or Pidgin for Linux and Windows, or Adium for Macs. We will hang out on #drupal-contribute (read more on IRC and Drupal).
  4. Try out a shell. Macs have terminal in Applications/Utilities. For Windows, cygwin is common.
  5. A local web server. Some options:
  1. A code-friendly text editor. (Sublime Text 2 is a free, cross-platform text editor.)
  2. Git (install and configure; video).
  3. Install the latest version of Drush 7. One liner installer:
  4. bash <(curl -s https://gist.github.com/scor/7843568/raw/install-drush7.sh)


Sprint mentors

We're looking for additional mentors if you are familiar with setting up a development environment or with the core contribution process. People who can help pre-select issues are encouraged to reach out to the organizers in advance (always great to have a list of novice issues lined up the day before).


If anyone needs assistance

Greg Boggs's picture

If anyone needs assistance with git or getting Drupal 8 working, I'm happy to help you get ready for the sprint.

Coming in at noonish

rootwork's picture

I figured I should note, since I'm listed as an organizer (I was the one who whined about having it) that morning commitments are going to prevent me from coming in before 12 or 12:30 on Saturday. I'll be there as soon as I can though!

It's Sunday afternoon, and

jessehs's picture

It's Sunday afternoon, and everyone's left, so I'm closing a bit early today. Just thought I'd mention it here :-)

Sorry I wasn't able to make

rootwork's picture

Sorry I wasn't able to make it there today. I was actually on my way when my bike broke down (literally, part of it broke off). So that's what I spent my afternoon doing.

But I was thinking, if/when we have another sprint, I'd be happy to help out as -- or help organize others to be -- the welcome/greeter/on-boarder who could help get folks situated, point them to some simple tasks, answer questions with setup, etc.

I'd LOVE to do this again.

Greg Boggs's picture

I'd LOVE to do this again. I'll do a much better job finding issues that fit the experience of our group next time. I'll also come more fully prepared on local dev setup and Drush basics. Perhaps we should even do a D7 contrib sprint.

Do you think we can get a turn out? Maybe with some donated food?

Sprint effort

Coy Lay's picture

I really appreciated all the help getting set up and the instruction on the contribution process. I'd love to participate again. I thought we had a nice turnout on Saturday. Sunday morning was really worthwhile for me too. Donated food is always a good idea! I'm interested in another day sometime soon. -- Coy

Do This Again

aprohl5's picture

I would show up again. That being said, I would be much more likely to show up to a D7 contrib sprint than one for D8. It was great meeting everyone.


Sounds fun

portland.drupal.developer's picture

I really need to get to these more often. I am so busy working on 100's of projects it seems.


Drupal 8 Hosting is coming soon!

portland towing needs testing on mobile.

Portland (Oregon)

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