All the sprints at and around DrupalCon Los Angeles

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Start: 
2015-05-09 (All day) - 2015-05-17 (All day) America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
Sprint

We have a great tradition of extended sprints around big Drupal events including DrupalCons and Drupal Dev Days. While there is a sprint day included in DrupalCons (usually) on Friday, 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.

DrupalCon Los Angeles is next up! DrupalCon and the Drupal Association continue to recognize the need for extended sprints as part of the schedule and are providing space on Monday, and helping organize space for the weekends before and after also! 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.org, Rules, Media, Content staging, Migration 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!

Practical details

Dates
May 9 to May 17
Times and locations
Day/Time Location Event
Saturday May 9, 09:00 to 24:00. IndieDesk, 601 South Figueroa St., 36th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013 Extended sprint. Capacity 200.
Sunday May 10, 09:00 to 24:00. IndieDesk, 601 South Figueroa St., 36th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013 Extended sprint. Capacity 200.
Monday May 11, 09:00 to 18:00. Con Venue, Room 408AB, Los Angeles Convention Center.. Sprints at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Concurrent with community summit. Capacity 250+
Monday 18:00 May 11 - Thursday May 14 23:55 Hollywood Ballroom on 3rd floor, near the red/circle tower, Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 404 South Figueroa StreetLos Angeles, California 90071 Coder Lounge.
Tuesday May 12-Thursday May 14, 09:00 to 18:00. Con Venue, Room 408AB, Los Angeles Convention Center.. Sprints at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Capacity 250+
Friday May 15, 09:00 to 18:00. Con Venue, Room 403AB, 406AB, 408AB, Los Angeles Convention Center. The DrupalCon Sprint, Mentored Core Sprint, and First-Time Sprinter Workshop at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Capacity 600+
Saturday May 16, 09:00 to 24:00. IndieDesk, 555 W 5th St, 37th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013 Extended sprint. Capacity 200.
Sunday May 17, 09:00 to 24:00. IndieDesk, 555 W 5th St, 37th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013 Extended sprint. Capacity 200.

Sponsors

The Drupal Association (@DrupalAssoc), and ??.

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 9 consecutive days of sprints?

DrupalCon is the time when most people in the Drupal community get together. 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?

If you feel new and would love helping hands, the best day to start is the Friday sprint day. This is the biggest sprint day with hundreds of people sprinting and different opportunities based on experience level. For a guided introduction to the tools and processes we use to collaborate, go to the First Time Sprinter workshop in the morning. If you know the tools but still could use help picking issues and going through the process, the Mentored Core Sprint is for you.

I worked on Drupal before, which sprints are for me?

If you have experience with Drupal issues and maybe already know a team/topic, any days of a DrupalCon may be your sprint days, and even both weekends before and after. These sprints do not have formal mentoring available, but of course if you have questions, there are always plenty of friendly people to help you. The community organizes off-site sprint opportunities for the weekends before/after DrupalCon and the event itself provides sprint locations from Monday morning to Friday night throughout the week both in the event venue and in the official event hotel. These sprints are broken down to teams working on different topics.

Why do I have to sign up?

Topics (including a general, I will work on anything) are listed in the google doc. 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).

Further questions?

Ask me (YesCT), I am happy to answer.

Comments

Thanks for posting this!

Elijah Lynn's picture

Thanks so much for posting this Cathy! For all the other DrupalCons that I have attended I have always only found out about the other sprints after I got into town and only then by word of mouth since they usually aren't on the official schedule. I just added my name to the "I don't know yet" section for both Saturday and Sundays. I will update it as the time gets closer.

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