Running coaches wanted! Contribution sprints and trainings

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A sprint is a get-together for focused work on a project. Sprints are an important part of Drupal's growth, and are also a great opportunity to get involved, because others are on hand to help you contribute.

At every DrupalCon and many Drupal camps, we hold introductory Get Involved with Core sprints and related trainings to introduce new contributors to the core contribution process. The goal of each sprint is to help participants get set up with tools like a local Drupal installation, git, and IRC, and then to guide them through contributing to Drupal core. Since DrupalCon Denver last year, mentoring sprints have helped nearly 500 people contribute to core for the first time.

Learn how you can help with mentoring sprints, both at DrupalCon Portland's sprint on Friday (May 24) and at your local camp or user group. This session will cover:

  • What is a Sprint?
  • The case for core contribution
  • The solutions used by the core contribution mentoring program and the Drupal Ladder
  • Tools for your sprint (including the website and multiple training resources)
  • What tasks work well at sprints (not just coding!)
  • The sprint planning process
  • How to be an effective mentor
  • Call to action!

This session is intended for anyone who'd like to be a sprint mentor (at DrupalCon Portland or a future Drupal event), or for anyone curious about sprints and the Drupal core mentoring initiative. No prior sprint experience is required!

P.S.--We won't actually make you run anywhere, promise!


Session handout with resources and links mentioned during the talk.
Online version of the post card schedule for the week.


Question overflow and mentors meeting to do task selection in the Mentor BoF right after the session on Tuesday May 21 at 4:15pm in B110.

Schedule info
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Tuesday, May 21 - 03:15pm-04:15pm
Hall A1 - Acquia
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Excellent speakers and interesting topic. Look forward to hearing this one.

Really important topic, awesome people speaking... I want this session at portland!!!!

Awesome! I've heard lots of people say that they'd like to start doing sprints with their local user group, but don't know how to go about doing so. This session will be really helpful for a lot of people.

Definitely interested in this. Anything to help get more people involved in contributing.

I won't be able to make it, but this should definitely be a part of DrupalCon Portland. The Core Mentoring Sessions are always a huge win, and any steps we can take to make the process easier/turnkey are welcome. Plus, just look at that awesome list of speakers...

This sounds like a great session as a member trying to grow their local Drupal base. Sprints are fun and I always learn something.

I'm definitely interested in this session. I will be helping with some sprints during DrupalCon, so scheduling this early in the week will be very beneficial to me.

Will be there, looking forward to learning the ropes.

Thanks for this session. very informative for core mentors...