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Get Involved with Core Sprint

The seventh Get Involved with Core sprint will be held Friday, August 24th, 2012, from 9:00a to 5:00p in Ballsaal A/B at DrupalCon Munich. (Previous sprints were held at DrupalCon Denver and several North American Drupal events)

Why come

If you're like most Drupal developers, you've been telling yourself for months that you should start contributing to Drupal core. This sprint is your chance to get started with in-person training and mentoring from friendly, experienced core contributors. If you've already started to work on core, come meet other contributors, hang out in person, and work on manageable tasks in the Drupal core queue. The goal is to help you help with core.

Who it's for

Anyone with Drupal site building experience can contribute to Drupal core. We'll have tasks suitable for programmers and non-programmers alike.

What to expect

We'll kick things off with a brief introduction, and then will help match people with issues that are right for their skill levels and areas of interest. Free training is also provided to help new contributors set up a development environment and learn about the contribution process.

What to bring

  1. An interest in Drupal contribution
  2. A laptop with a Drupal 8 development environment

How to get set up

Don't have your development environment yet? No problem! Come to one of the following free events for help getting everything set up:

You're also encouraged to set up your development environment on your own if you prefer. Here's what you'll need:

  1. A local web server. Some options:
  2. Git (install and configure).
  3. A code-friendly text editor. (Sublime Text 2 is a free, cross-platform text editor.)

Also recommended:

Who you'll meet

Sprint lead

Sprint mentors

  • Tim Plunkett
  • Brock Boland
  • Bram Goffings (aspilicious)
  • Claes Gyllensvärd (letharion)
  • Damian Lee (damiankloip)
  • Cathy Theys (YesCT)
  • Jeremy Thorson (jthorson)


  • Addison Berry (add1sun)
  • Joe Shindelar (eojthebrave)
  • Kyle Hofmeyer (KHofmeyer)
  • Kieran Lal (Amazon)

Core and contrib sprints

Media sprint

Lead: Dave Reid (Contacted)
Day: Friday (some informal work will be done during the week.
Skillset: Experience writing SimpleTests, writing documentation, reviewing patches, relatively familiar with the Media and File entity modules, and enthusiasm (or all of the above).

D8 HTML5 Initiative sprint

Lead: JohnAlbin
Day: Friday
Skillset: HTML and CSS

D8 Mobile Initiative sprint

Lead: JohnAlbin
Day: Friday
Skillset: CSS to hard-core hackery

D8 Web Services initiative sprint

Lead: Larry Garfield (Contacted)
Day: Friday
Note: Please contact Larry if you'd like to join this sprint, a lot of prior work has been done and they will jump right in.
Skillset: People very knowledgeable about the menu system, Symfony, HTTP, REST services.

D8 Multilingual initiative sprint

Lead: Gábor Hojtsy (Contacted)
Day: Friday (at Westin sprint space)
Day: Saturday and Sunday (at http://film.coop)
Skillset: Intermediate or expert coders. Documenter. Test writers.


Lead: Pol Dell’Aiera (drupol)
Days: Friday
Skillset: PHP & Mapping coding experience
Description: Fighting the issue queue ;-) (Openlayers, GeoPHP etc etc... )

Drupal Security Sprint (s.d.o, security issues)

Organizers: greggles, coltrane
Interested in joining the Drupal Security Team?
Want help to fix a vulnerability in a module you maintain?
Want to learn about the team's process by helping us edit our own documentation and publishing it on drupal.org?
Want to work on core security improvements with like-minded individuals
Come work with some of Drupal's Security Team members at Drupalcon Munich.
Having some skills in writing secure code are helpful for some of the tasks, but not all.

Time slot: