Feb 15 Sprint Overview
The Drupal Sprint Weekend was fantastic! Many new contributors got set up and got some experience working in Drupal issues. In this sprint, we're going to have notice and contrib issues ready for you to work on. Something for every skill level. You'll have made a worth while contribution to Drupal by the end of the day.
If you have built a site in Drupal, you can contribute. We will split into pairs or small groups and work on Drupal Core and Contrib issues. Bring your laptop. Beginners welcome.
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/ And, install git before coming.
Time & Location
Sprint time: 9am until 5pm, on Saturday, February 15
Location: The New Group, 4540 SW Kelly Ave, Portland, OR 97239
Who it's for
Anyone with Drupal site building experience can contribute to Drupal. We'll have tasks suitable for programmers and non-programmers alike.
Have you ever contributed to Drupal? The answer will be a resounding Yes after this sprint!
If you're like some Drupal developers or site builders, you've been telling yourself for months that you should start contributing to Drupal. This sprint is your chance to get started with in-person training and mentoring from friendly, experienced core contributors. Our goal is that you leave with a patch contributed.
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 Drual.
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.
You'll have coffee, Internet, power, and a friendly host.
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.
Create an account on drupal.org if you don't have one yet.
Download Dreditor, a browser plugin for Firefox and Chrome.
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).
Try out a shell. Macs have terminal in Applications/Utilities. For Windows, cygwin is common.
A local web server. Some options:
Installing the Acquia Dev Desktop (Mac or Windows)
Installing MAMP (Mac)
Installing WAMP (Windows)
Installing a web server on Ubuntu (Linux)
A code-friendly text editor. (Sublime Text 2 is a free, cross-platform text editor.)
Git (install and configure; video).
Install the latest version of Drush 7. One liner installer:
bash <(curl -s https://gist.github.com/scor/7843568/raw/install-drush7.sh)
Drupal git reference
Drupal API documentation
Drupal coding standards
Drupal documentation standards
Drupal core gates
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).