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DrupalCamp Santiago de Chile 2015

November 12, 2015 at 10:26am

DrupalCamp Santiago de Chile - Envía tus Charlas - Submit your talks!!!

DrupalCamp Santiago de Chile is getting closer, the first DrupalCamp in Chile event will be held on 10,11 and 12 December.
We are accepting session submissions until November 15, if you are coming, hurry up and propose your talk.
Register at !
This will be the first major Drupal event with a national and international call to be held in Chile. On 10 and 11 will take place at headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), United Nations, in Vitacura next to the Bicentenario Park.
On December 12 we will extend the event with in-depth technical presentations and workshops at Faculty of Engineering of the Universidad Central next to Almagro Park.
Be prepared for a broad and diverse event, we have already confirmed the participation of government representatives, experts from different areas and drupalers from Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Brazil, Spain and Australia.

For more information:
Original announcement of the Camp:

DrupalCamp Santiago de Chile está cada vez más cerca, el primer Drupalcamp en Chile se realizará los días 10,11 y 12 de diciembre.
Estamos recibiendo propuestas de sesiones hasta el 15 de noviembre, si piensas venir, apresúrate y postula tu charla.
Registrate en !
Este será el primer gran evento Drupal de convocatoria nacional e internacional que se realizará en Chile. Los días 10 y 11 tendrá lugar en la sede de la Comisión Económica para Latinoamérica y el Caribe (CEPAL) de Naciones Unidas, en la comuna de Vitacura al lado del parque Bicentenario.
El día 12 de diciembre tendremos charlas técnicas y talleres en la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad Central, frente al parque Almagro.
Prepárate para un evento amplio y diverso, ya tenemos confirmada la participación de representantes de gobierno, especialistas de distintas áreas y drupaleros de Argentina, Perú, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Brasil, España y Australia.

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Proposal: D8 Core Office Hours

November 9, 2015 at 9:25pm

(Stretching the definition of "core" a bit here, but this is important to Drupal 8, so hopefully this is ok. :))

Now that Drupal 8.0.0 is nearing its final release, the next task in front of the Drupal community is porting ALL the contributed projects! Luckily, this effort is very much underway, but the faster the majority of big modules are at least usable (ideally with stable releases), the faster Drupal 8 adoption will take off.

After talking to numerous project maintainers, including those with multiple Drupal 8 core commits, it seems like many would find value in having dedicated times during which to collaborate with other people porting projects to D8, get questions answered, get advice on sticky problems, and figure out where best to help.

If you'd like to help mentor these sorts of office hours, please add your name to the issue summary at and fill in the Doodle.


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Google Code-In 2015 - Announcement and Application

November 4, 2015 at 2:36am

Are you interested in contributing to Drupal, but don't have the coding skills or experience necessary? Good news, now you have an awesome opportunity to contribute! Drupal is currently in the application process to be a part of the Google Code-In ( ) contest for pre-university students ages 13-17. Our current need is building a list of quality tasks for students to work on during the contest. Please realize these don't have to be code related tasks, but should fit into one of the following five categories: Code, Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research, Quality Assurance, User Interface.

The application process started Tuesday November 3rd and ends next Wednesday November 11th. Our goal is to submit an application with at least 50 quality tasks. Please contribue by adding task ideas directly our open to the public Google Spreadsheet ( ) until midnight UTC-6 Sunday November 9th. After that, we need to see if Drupal is approved for the contest. If approved, we will need help creating, documenting, and mentoring an additional 150-500 tasks. The more tasks we setup the more opportunities we have to contribue to Drupal.

Did you know that organizations accepted into the GCI contest send the top two students on an all expense paid trip to Google in Mountain View with a parent/guardian? I know that I would be very excited as a young computer nerd to even have a chance to participate in such a program. As a community, we have a very good chance to make connections with young students who could end up spending a good amount of time focusing on Drupal after completing the contest. A good way to find quality contributors might be Drupal sending a few young people to California/GoogleHQ...

Details @links that explain everything about the contest:


  • Tue Nov 03 - Application Period Starts
  • Wed Nov 11 - Application Period Ends
  • Fri Nov 13 - Accepted Organizations Announced
  • Mon Dec 07 - Contest Begins
  • Mon Jan 25 - Contest Ends
  • Wed Jan 27 - Deadline for mentor orgs to submit evaluations

How can I help?:

  • Create Tasks
  • Review Tasks
    • Need at least 25 tasks for application, but will require 100-200 tasks if accepted.
      • Help is needed to review and verify tasks are properly documented.
      • Tasks will be ready for review/feedback for all skill levels fo mentors.
  • Mentor Tasks
    • Feel free to take ownership of tasks by becoming the primary contact.
      • Be apart of the entire process of creating, reviewing, mentoring, commenting, and approving completed tasks.
        • You might end up mentoring the next webchick!
    • Mentoring is not required for creating tasks, simply leave the mentor field blank.
  • IRC  #drupal-google
    • Hangoout and provide support to potential students/mentors
  • Do you or anyone you know work at an educational facility with 13-17 year olds? If so, spread the word of GCI!


Feel free to contact me or create nodes in the g.d.o group for additional information.

aka Slurpee

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Your turn to provide feedback on the Drupal 8 cycle!

September 16, 2015 at 9:10am

Dries Buytaert, the Drupal project lead, will facilitate a Drupal 8 retrospective discussion at DrupalCon Barcelona.

After more than four years of development, Drupal 8 is quickly approaching its first release candidate. This will be a landmark release with myriad new features and improvements. In addition to many technical changes, we innovated on how we collaborate on the Drupal project itself as well as on We involved more than three times the contributors of Drupal 7. Now it's time to take stock of the cycle, of where we've been and how it went, so we can keep improving. We'd like your input on the following:

  1. What worked well? What were the highlights of the Drupal 8 cycle?
  2. What didn't work well? What are lessons we've learned for upcoming releases or for the community as a whole?
  3. What concrete improvements can we make for future releases (both minor and major)? We welcome suggestions around teams, tools, or processes.

Please submit your answers online. Dries will gather the community's responses and use them as the basis for the open discussion at DrupalCon Barcelona.

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Drupal Camp Ohio 2015

August 27, 2015 at 11:55am
Start:  2015-10-23 (All day) - 2015-10-24 (All day) UTC Drupalcamp or Regional Summit Organizers:  mradcliffe wesruv

We're happy to announce that registration for Drupal Camp Ohio 2015, our 5th edition, is now open at

Drupal Camp Ohio is taking place on October 23rd and 24th. We are changing our format from two days of sessions. The first day will once again be at the Ohio State University 4H center for a day filled with Drupal talks, trainings and more. The second day of code sprinting at a location tbd. The change is largely due to some budget whoas this year and are cutting back on our primary expences (location and food). We are looking forward to have our very first Drupal Camp Ohio code sprint day on Saturday, October 24th at a location tbd. This is the reason we have knocked the price back down to $30 this year.

Another change in format this year, will be the "keynote" speaker(s). We've decided to forgo the keynote talk in lieu of hearing from the most import members of the community, you! We going to host a round of Ignite talks ( in lieu of the traditional keynote talk. This is to give you an opportuity to showcase: your work, new Drupal related ideas you have, community initiatives, your favorite Drupal site. There will be more to come on these but the rules are: the topic needs to be relevant (we have a pretty open definition of relevant ;)), the talk 5 minutes long with 20 slides. Lastly, we will force the slides to rotate automatically every 15 seconds. If you have never participated in an Ignite talk it's a lot of fun for both the presenters and the audience.

It's time to propose a session. Session proposals are also open, propose a talk for Friday here Some thoughts on sessions you could propose:

Drupal 8, with Drupal 8 down to a dozen blockers we'll be looking for sessions about D8
Headless Drupal
Backdrop, Drupal Camp Ohio is a Backdrop friendly event
Case Studies, talks on how do you use Drupal every day
Mobile development, developing for Drupal in a mobile world
Drupal and teams development workflows, etc...

We still need sponsorship support! The main reason we had to move to one day for this year is the due to changes in the budgets at The Ohio State University that left them unable to continue to underwrite the event. We were able to scramble and make it work but it left us in a less than ideal situation. We have been coming togther for 5 years now and have a strong community what will continue to grow and thrive for years to come but it's the support of sponsors that pays for 75% of this event. Without those sponsorships we would likely have a camp but it would not be the event we have come to expect. If you work somewhere that uses Drupal, encourage your leadership to sponsor, if you happen to have $500 laying around and want to sponsor well....

Can't wait to see everyone in October, and get those session proposals in.

See you in October
- Drupal Camp Ohio Team

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