We have a great tradition of extended sprints around big Drupal events including DrupalCons and Drupal Dev Days. Given that a lot of the Drupal core and contrib developers fly in for these events, it makes a lot of sense to use this opportunity to start sooner and/or extend our stay and work together in one space on the harder problems.
Drupal Dev Days Montpellier France is next up! Monday April 13 2015 to Sunday April 19 2015. The host event is looking for sponsors to help make the sprints happen, so you have a comfortable environment with internet, coffee, tea and maybe food. There are already various sprints signed up including Multilingual, Drupal 8 critical burndown, documentation, and Frontend. We are really friendly and need all kinds of expertise!
Now is the time to consider if you can be available and book your travel and hotel accordingly!
Looking for sponsors
We are looking for more sponsors to be able to pay for extra expenses on the sprint too. If you are interested sponsoring or if you need sponsors to cover expenses, please contact me at https://drupal.org/user/258568/contact
Frequently asked questions
What is a sprint?
Drupal sprints are opportunities to join existing teams and further Drupal the software, our processes, drupal.org and so on.
Do I need to be a pro developer?
No, not at all. First of all sprints include groups working on user experience, designs, frontend guidelines, drupal.org software setup, testing improvements, figuring out policies, etc. However you can be more productive at most sprints if you have a laptop.
How come there are 7 consecutive days of sprints?
We are all travel to the same place. We try to use this time to share our knowledge as well as further the platform in all possible ways. Therefore there is almost always an opportunity and a place to participate in moving Drupal forward.
What if I'm new to Drupal and/or sprinting, how can I join?
There will be no formal mentoring, but there will be a place for you. Once you get there, hopefully someone will introduce themselves and help you find your place in the sprint. If not, please reach out and say, "Hi, I'm new to sprinting, but I want to help." And then, someone will find you a group of sprinters to join. Expect your first day to be mostly about finding a group or a couple issues, reading them, understanding, and getting set up to work on them. Your second day you will probably get some progress on things. And then your third, forth, etc day *you* will be getting things done (and maybe helping people who are there for their first day.)
I worked on Drupal before, which sprints are for me?
If you have experience with Drupal issues and maybe already know a team/topic, jump right in, but of course if you have questions, there are always plenty of friendly people to help you.
Why do I have to sign up?
These sprints are broken down to teams working on different topics. It is very important that you sign up for them, so we know what capacity to plan with, so we have enough space (and maybe food/coffee).
Ask at https://drupal.org/user/258568/contact, I am happy to answer.