What is a sprint?
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. DrupalCon Portland includes a full day of sprints on Friday, May 24. Come and collaborate in person with hundreds of other Drupal community members. And, folks curious about mentoring here at Drupalcon Portland or organizing their own local sprint can come to the session Running Coaches Wanted! Contribution Sprints and Training.
Friday May 24
Get Involved with Core Sprint & Community Tools Workshop
The Get Involved with Core sprint is intended for first-time contributors. Dozens of mentors will be available to help you get started. If you're not sure where to start contributing, or not even sure about the whole sprint thing, this is for you! This sprint also includes an optional workshop to help you set up tools like IRC, git, and a Drupal 8 development environment.
Views in Drupal Core sprint
In case you haven't heard yet, Views is included in Drupal 8 core. Come to the code sprint Friday and help the Views team's code ninjas convert core listings to views, improve Views' documentation, and polish the Views codebase to core standards.
The Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative has accomplished much, and has some big things to finish. Come to the sprint Friday and be part of the D8MI team as we integrate with configuration, improve usability, and make Drupal 8 multilingual awesomeness.
Twig in Drupal Core sprint
Drupal 8 has a new theme engine: Twig. Come to the code sprint Friday and help convert all theme functions and template files into twig templates, consolidate similar theme functions, and polish up the markup that Drupal produces.
Project Application Sprint
Help new Drupal project authors become vetted users on Drupal.org. Reviewing contrib project applications is perfect for new Drupal developers. Find more information on the Project Application Sprint post.
Drupal.org Documentation Team Sprint
The main thrust of the sprint will be to move forward on Drupal 8 documentation but it will also be a great opportunity to learn more about the Drupal.org docs. It's definitely an event where everyone can make a contribution, no matter what your background is.
WSCCI (Web Services) Sprint
We have this great new router system; it's time to port our page callbacks over. Let's try and close a whole bunch of the conversion issues in Portland.
RedHen, Drupal Native CRM
Native CRM curious? Come join the ThinkShout team as we hack away on the leading native Drupal CRM, RedHen. Learn about large datasets, Salesforce integration, managing memberships, email integration, event registrations, and common use cases. Site builders, documentarians, UX specialists, and developers are all welcome.
Drupal 7 LDAP. 2.0 Release Candidate Sprint
Come help get a Release Candidate out for the 7.x-2.x branch of the ldap project.
Other sprints TBD
For those ready to dive in, there will be sprints on a wide range of topics, potentially including Drupal 8 initiatives, contributed modules, community tools, documentation, and more!
The extended sprints are independently organized, separate from DrupalCon. They are offsite the weekends both before and after DrupalCon, May 18, 19, 25 and 26. There are various sprint groups signed up including Multilingual, Views, Mobile, Configuration management, Documentation (Technical Communication Initiative), WSCCI, and Twig to further development of Drupal 8 on these weekends.
Updating sprint information
Check back during the conference for additional information or contact us to add your sprint to the linuep.