Mentor Meeting - Saturday, 2 April, 2016 at UTC 20:30

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2016-04-02 20:30 - 22:00 UTC
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

[Meta] Mentor Meeting - Saturday, 2 April, 2016 at UTC 20:30 in Google Hangout.

To find the meeting ping YesCT or another mentor in #drupal-mentoring channel in IRC. See for the calendar.

Mentor Meta meetings are once a month, usually on the first Saturday of the month, at UTC 20:30. These are mentor meetings about mentoring (hence the "meta"), about upcoming events and ongoing Drupal core mentoring efforts.

Do you want to get involved doing mentoring but not sure what to do? Want to help Drupal mentoring be successful? Join us. All help is welcome:

  • people who can help organize us
  • developers to help us with issues that will effect contributor or mentor experience
  • planners to help with events
  • people with different skills who are interested

Share what mentoring successes and challenges you have had.


Early announcement

TomTar's picture


I wonder, why is that event announced so early? Will there be limitation of participants?


There is no limitation, we

alimac's picture

There is no limitation, we just wanted to publish the next 6 months' worth of events.

Mentoring Meeting Notes

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  • Ruben Teijeiro
  • Cilefen
  • YesCT
  • Alimac
  • Stuart Clark (Deciphered)
  • xjm
  • Seth (silesky)
  • Valery (valthebald)
  • Brian Gilbert (realityloop)
  • Lucas (heddn)

DrupalCon New Orleans May 9-13 2016

  • DA Slack (invite needed)
  • Resources timeline:
  • Sprint leads:
  • Mentors attending:
    • Yes:
      • xjm (but can't actually mentor....), heddn, Deciphered, alimac, yesct, joel, davidhernandez, valthebald, sethsilesky
      • No: cilefen , realityloop
  • Old Business
    • Update from Cathy about looking for a new Sprint and Mentoring Lead
    • @realityloop/@Deciphered would like to trial at the event with a handful of people to get data about the issue that may arise, including trial before the event using different OS-es.
      • Could run as optional BOF on sprint day (afternoon)
    • @heddn brought up the notion of using the PHP built-in server and sqlite, will update the group later.
    • @todo alina, cathy, heddn bring up in DA meeting. is it possible to have a web server on the conference venue network for distributing the workshop tools? (realityloop happy to follow this up if told who to contact at the DA. Can it be a regular laptop?) Mac Ethernet adapters needed, etc.
    • Distributing tools:
      • Have usb drives at booth with tools, and whenever someone approaches about sprinting, say, "here copy onto your desktop" with an elevator pitch of what it is
      • Direct people to link to download tools from a web server
      • During coffee breaks
      • Announce on social media
      • Have DA announce it in pre-keynote muckety muck (or have them have us do so)
      • Signs throughout the conference saying "Want to sprint Friday? If you don't have your dev environment set up, download this!"
    • @todo YesCT, heddn, alimac, meeting with DA late in the week of March 21.
      • Weds April 6 2:00pm CST
    • @todo heddn Organize a meeting after the DA meeting with sprint leads.
      • Doodle for Sat April 9, use a groups post and contact all leads
  • New business:

Documentation check-in

  • Old business:
    • @todo cathy (and others) could use some context for first time leads.
    • @todo val (still relevant) - d.o. create or update a page with quality programming resources. (Drupal 8 developing guide, api.d.o D8 front page, phptherightway,, etc). Add an IRC factoid (programming?) Look for existing handbook pages. Make an issue in the webmaster queue and tag it something like … content.
      • The difference between mentoring how to contribute and information on program.
  • New business
    • @todo (stuart) Ensure all setup docs mention composer.phar installation

IRC mentoring check-in

  • Old business:
    • Can we share some of the structure used for the contrib mentoring hours to give people the choice? Always a concern with specific maintainers, though. Core maintainers at least are a known quantity. @todo heddn|realityloop: talk to larowlan, tim.plunkett about how those are
  • New business:
    • None arising

Novice issue triage

  • Old business:
    • @someone add timeline for novice issue triage (separate page? link from organizer timeline page and novice task page?)
    • @xjm to write promotional words that make people want to participate
      • your chance to sit with X
  • New business:
    • None arising

Major issue triage

Contrib mentoring mentoring


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