Get Involved with Core sprint for new Drupal core contributors

The "Get Involved with Core" sprint is an opportunity for first-time contributors to Drupal to get involved by spending the day working on Drupal 8.

All new contributors (developers, themers, quality assurers, documentation writers, business analysts, project managers) are encouraged to attend. No prior experience is needed. Please remember to bring your laptop. Mentors will be present during the event to help get you started and to help you as you work on an issue.

A general overview of the Drupal issue queue and how you can contribute will be held at 10:00 AM. This will be followed by an optional workshop to help participants set up a Drupal 8 development environment on their laptop as well as installing the other common tools used to contribute to Drupal. The rest of the day will be spent working on issues with the help of mentors.

Experienced Drupalists are also encouraged to attend, either to work on issues individually or in groups or to mentor newcomers.

kay_v and leslieg from Ownsourcing will be leading the sprint. Please contact [email protected] with any questions or if you will be available to be a mentor on Sunday.

Slides can be found at

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Sep 14 2014 - 10:00am-Sep 14 2014 - 11:00am
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Session Tracks (NERDSummit 2014)

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Speaker Bio(s): 

Kay VanValkenburgh - kay_v, [email protected]

Principal, OwnSourcing

Drupal dev since 2007 (D5), Software dev since 1998, Trainer since 1990, Co-author, Definitive Guide to Drupal 7

Leslie Glynn, PMP - leslieg, [email protected]

Drupal trainer, project manager, site builder at Ownsourcing

20+ yrs Project Mgmt, PMP certified by PMI, background in software development, trainer since 2000, Drupal since 2011