How do I get started contributing to Drupal core?

This general overview of contributing to Drupal core includes discussion of:

  • who can contribute to Drupal core
  • what are the tools needed to contribute to Drupal
  • how can I find issues to work on
  • what role do mentors play
  • how can I contribute after today

This session will include helping 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 session will be followed by a "Get Involved with Core" sprint. This 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 the session and follow on sprint. 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.

Experienced Drupalists are also encouraged to attend the "Get Involved with Core" sprint, either to work on issues individually or in groups or to mentor newcomers.

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Speaker Bio(s): 
Leslie Glynn, leslieg, [email protected] Lead Drupal trainer at Ownsourcing, Drupal volunteer and Drupal sprint mentor PMI PMP and PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, background in software development, trainer since 2000, Drupal since 2011.