Drupal Global Sprint Weekend is January 30 and 31, 2016, and so far we have 34 locations all over the world.
This post will talk about what organizers and experienced contributors can do to get issues ready for sprint attendees to work on.
There is still time to add your small local sprint. Read the post and get your location listed!
My previous post describes how you can list your local sprint as part of Drupal Global Sprint Weekend. This year it is January 30 and 31, 2016, and so far we have 24 locations all over the world. (There is still time to add your small local sprint.
DrupalCon Latin America Sprint was Big
DrupalCon Latin America took place in Bogotá, Columbia this past February. 270 people attended the conference. There was a training day, two days of sessions and the last day was the big sprint day. It is tradition at Drupal events (and many other Open Source events) for people to gather together and work to improve the software we use. We had lots of people from the conference attend the big sprint day, 101 people, 37% of conference attendees.
Even though it's still two months away, I know that MidCamp 2015 (March 19 - 22) is going to be special. The venue hosting MidCamp this year is the University of Illinois at Chicago. UIC is both my alma mater and present employer. Student Center East (where the training and conference sessions will take place) may be familiar grounds to me, but these days I am looking at it from the perspective of a visitor who is completely unfamiliar with its layout.
And 2 easy ways in which you can add BADCamp sessions to your calendar! Follow these tips to subscribe to tracks or add them to Google Calendar. </Buzzfeed>
Here we go!
DrupalCon Amsterdam is happening now, and, in keeping with the spirit of a Drupal event, there will be lots of sprinting! If you are interested in contributing—and we encourage you do so—there are many resources online and onsite at the event. If you have never contributed before, don’t fret or assume you don’t have the skills necessary to contribute. Many of the projects being worked on need people experienced with coding, design, user experience, testing, project management, writing, dev ops, or just plain helping-hands.
Problem: Contributors to Drupal are not, in general, excellent fundraisers.
Proposal: Hire people excellent in fundraising and use the money to fund Drupal contributions.
How do we fund people contributing to Drupal? Do we have to find new sources? How do we find new sources that would get the most benefit from *starting* to contribute and sponsor the Drupal community.