Mentor Meeting - Saturday, 3 December, 2016 at UTC 20:30

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2016-12-03 20:30 UTC
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

[Meta] Mentor Meeting - Saturday, 3 December, 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.



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  • Lucas (heddn)
  • Naveen (naveenvalecha)

Mentor Business

Not much attendance. Talked a little about getting on the agenda with various initiatives to discuss tagging issues as novice.

DrupalCon Baltimore 24-28 April 2017


  • Sprint & Mentoring (open)
  • Communications (open)
  • Booth (open)
  • Orientation & Demonstration (open)
  • Novice Triage (open)
  • Workshop (open)
  • Sprint Day Room Lead (open)

Meeting minutes

valthebald's picture


  • Rachel Lawson (rachel_norfolk)
  • Lucas Hedding (heddn)
  • Valery Lourie (valthebald)
  • Matthew Radcliffe (mradcliffe)
  • Naveen Valecha(naveenvalecha)


Mentor business
Naveen Valecha contacted all initiatives and sit in on meetings to discuss for 15 minutes what is a “novice” issue and how to break tasks down into parts that are novice.
Media - no novice, re-check in 3 months
PHPUnit - no meeting yet
API - already created issue and met with Wim
Workflow - not too many novice - re-check in 3 months

We need docs for what PM could/should do when assisting in an initiative or focus area.
Where should the docs live? ? ?

Rachel (rachel_norfolk) will follow up during DrupalCamp London with @tvn (Adding to the New Contributors sections)

Can we have a “documentation triage” like the issue queue one

Education for mentors about different things going on during the sprint. “Difference between documentation in code base versus documentation on web site”.
Mentor Supplies:
Stickers (number of sets/packages/roll)
Developer (1)
Explorer (1)
Documenter (1)
Community Organizer (0)
Issue Mover (0)
Mentor (<1)
Name tags (30)
Masking tape (rolls)
Neon green (1)
Forest green (1)
Dark blue (1)
Sticky notes - (plenty)
Markers - (plenty)
Paper - (plenty)
Sleeves, Clear plastic - (plenty)
Clips, binder (plenty)
Task Cards
Need Developer (English)

we need more printed stickers and task cards

Mentor dinner

We should look for sponsorship in the same way as it was in Dublin, but maybe start earlier.


Major Triage - make more focus on it, become official part of Friday sprint.
VM solution - follow up with Australian Drupalers what's the progress of
Revisit the option to have dedicated webserver onsite for the sprint purposes

Baltimore 24-28 April 2017

Draft leads list:
- Sprint & Mentoring (rachel_norfolk)
- Communications (open)
- Booth (Mauricio, Matthew)
- Orientation & Demonstration (Matthew, rachel_norfolk)
- Novice Triage (heddn, Naveen, valthebald remotely)
- FTC Workshop (open)
- Sprint Day Room Lead (heddn, rachel_norfolk)

Going to Baltimore:
- Rachel
- Matthew (probably)
- Heddn
- Naveen Valecha(hopefully)

Not going:
- Realityloop
- Deciphered
- valthebald

Extended Sprints

There will be no DA-supported extended sprints out of Mon-Fri period.