Come for the Con, stay for the sprints! Friday, May 24 at DrupalCon Portland

Contribution Sprints are Friday, May 24

Every DrupalCon, we cap off the week of trainings and sessions with a full day of contribution sprints. DrupalCon Portland's sprint day is Friday, May 24 starting at 9:00am. Whether you're a site builder, designer, programmer, themer, technical writer, or usability specialist, if you have Drupal experience, this is your chance to contribute back to the Drupal community.

Something for everyone

The DrupalCon Portland Sprints will include three different events:

1. Community Tools Workshop

If you're new to Drupal, you can attend the FREE Community Tools Workshop on Friday morning from 9am-1pm. This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of essential contribution resources like the issue queues, IRC, git, and setting up Drupal 8 on your laptop.

2. Mentored "Get Involved with Core" Sprint

If you've worked with Drupal before, but aren't quite sure how to go about contributing back, come to the mentored Get Involved with Core Sprint. This sprint will run all day, so workshop attendees can join this sprint in the afternoon.

Sprint mentors will help you identify and work on Drupal core issues at your experience level. You will learn how to create patches for bugs, add documentation to issues, test patches, and more!

Be sure to set up your Drupal 8 development environment before Friday. We'll have plenty of opportunities to help get you set up at any of our Get Involved BOFs during the Con (times and locations TBD), or you can come to the Community Tools Workshop in the morning.

3. Contribution Sprints

If you're an experienced Drupal contributor, we encourage you to jump right in with the many other sprints running on Friday. Each sprint will focus on one particular area of Drupal; there are sprints on Views in Drupal Core, the Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative, the new Twig template engine, project applications, and more. You'll work directly with initiative leads and collaborate on important issues. This is a great opportunity to make a difference for the Drupal project!

Help mentor new contributors

Are you already familiar with setting up a development environment or with the core contribution process? Want to help other contributors? We need lots of mentors to work with our first-time contributors.

Limited Free Tickets for Mentors

There are also a limited number of free DrupalCon Portland tickets available for sprint mentors. To be eligible for one of these tickets, you'll need to commit to:

  • Attend Running Coaches Wanted! on Tuesday, May 21,
  • Attend the follow-up Get Involved BOFs during the week,
  • Serve as a mentor on Friday, May 24 from 9am-4pm or half a day on Friday plus three hours during the week,
  • Attend one review session in IRC, either Saturday June 1 or Sunday June 2 at 11:00pm UTC

Review the call for sprint mentors on the mentor sign-up form.

The Fine Print

DrupalCon Mentor tickets will be distributed at the discretion of xjm, the core mentoring initiative lead. Mentors who would not be able to attend DrupalCon without a free ticket are given first priority.

Make a difference

DrupalCon sprints are critically important to pushing the Drupal project forward, and are also a great opportunity to give back alongside the people who help bring the code to life. Join us on Friday, May 24 at DrupalCon Portland and help make an impact!