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DrupalCamp @ Stanford

February 4, 2016 at 3:48am
Start:  2016-04-01 (All day) - 2016-04-02 (All day) America/Los_Angeles Event type:  User group meeting

https://drupalcamp.stanford.edu/

The Stanford Drupal Camp is a two-day event to discuss and learn about Drupal, an open-source content management system that powers thousands of websites at Stanford, and millions of websites beyond.

This year, the Stanford Drupal Camp emphasizes introductory sessions focused on content strategy as well as thought-provoking sessions for researchers in academia. Those new to Drupal and Content Strategy will be particularly interested in the events on Friday, whereas experienced Drupallers (yes, we spell it with two "L"s at Stanford) may be more interested in Saturday's program.

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Scott Reeves

February 3, 2016 at 9:11am

I'm pleased to announce that Scott Reeves (Cottser on Drupal.org) has accepted my invitation to become a provisional Drupal 8 committer. He will be focused on front-end and theming.

Scott has been working with Drupal for nearly 5 years, and has a strong passion around improving the theming experience of Drupal. Scott was a major force in the push for Twig and clean markup in Drupal 8 core, sharing both his technical expertise and his enthusiastic community-building to make Drupal 8's theme layer awesome. He helped lead the "Consensus Banana" initiative that solved a long-standing concern with how core provides classes and markup, and then helped add the Stable base theme so that Drupal core could provide backwards compatibility for themes in minor releases.

Scott has organized sprints and discussions at many DrupalCons, including the groundbreaking templating and performance testing sprint at DrupalCon Portland that allowed Twig to become Drupal's primary theme engine. He and others also organized a Drupal 8 Accelerate sprint on security criticals related to the theme system that were blocking Drupal 8's release, engaging novice contributors to fix the issues. Finally, Scott was previously a lead for the Drupal Core Contribution Mentoring program, mentoring dozens of other contributors on IRC, at sprints, etc. He is skilled at evaluating a problem, framing how it can be solved, and helping people solve it. In short: Scott has not only the strong technical abilities, but also the patient and supportive personality to make him an amazing fit for a core committer.

Scott's appointment as a core committer was enthusiastically endorsed from the rest of the Drupal 8 committers. Please join me in helping him feel welcome! And please also give thanks to his employer, Digital Echidna, who have agreed to partially sponsor his community time!

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Looking for another Drupal 7 co-maintainer

February 3, 2016 at 9:05am

I selected David Rothstein as my co-maintainer for Drupal 7 back in May of 2012. Since then, David has done a tremendous job shepherding the Drupal 7 release, paying very careful attention to the ramifications of any given patch and allowing ample time for "real world" testing before incorporating changes into the code base, ensuring that the code powering 2% of the Internet stays stable and performant.

However, after nearly 4 years of excellent stewardship on his own, David would like to also focus on other endeavors, including Drupal 8. Now the time has come to select an additional co-maintainer for Drupal 7. While David himself has recommended some excellent candidates, I'd also like to open the call out more broadly, to see if there are others who have an inclination and interest.

https://www.drupal.org/node/721106 contains comprehensive documentation on everything that a release manager does. In particular, the ideal candidate has the following traits:

  • Ample experience building "real world" sites/platforms on Drupal 7, particularly high-performant sites, sites with millions of records, or other edge cases.
  • Ample experience performing detailed and thorough technical reviews of patches, being particularly mindful of their effects on existing sites.
  • Ability to communicate calmly and respectfully when critiquing code.
  • Solid knowledge of Git and the Drupal.org release process.
  • Ideally, sponsored time to work through your employer to maintain Drupal 7, particularly around the first and third Wednesdays of the month, which are the Drupal core release windows.

Please either respond here or use my contact form if you'd like to be considered as a potential Drupal 7 co-maintainer. Thank you!

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Florida Drupalcamp is Live and Accepting Registration & Session Submissions!

January 21, 2016 at 5:54pm

The Florida Drupalcamp site is up and taking registrations. The conference will be held March 5th in beautiful, sunny Orlando, Florida!

Sessions Submissions are open!

Submit your session proposals at https://www.fldrupal.camp/sessions. Get them in quickly – March 5th is coming up in a little over a month!

Check out our featured speakers!

We have three amazing featured speakers lined up this year! Check out the front page of https://www.fldrupal.camp to find out who :)

See you March 5th!

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DrupalcampNYC2016 Registration Now Live!

January 5, 2016 at 9:48pm
Start:  2016-02-27 09:00 - 17:00 America/New_York Organizers:  joebachana scottwolpow FatherShawn moranimation esod bleen rgs Event type:  Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drupalcampnyc2016-registration-19937683147

We are excited to announce that we have secured John Jay College in Midtown Manhattan for DrupalCampNYC2016 (#DCNYC16), to be held Saturday, February 27th, 2016!

DCNYC16 will be a full-day Drupal unconference and sprint event. All skill levels are welcome! The content is determined by attendees at the beginning of the day, but you can expect to find sessions and conversations on topics ranging from the most basic to advanced.

Among the exciting details of the camp include
• Morning coffee, bagels and a schmear (wouldn't be a NYC camp without 'em!)
• Beginning Drupal training, brought to you by none other than Alex Ross (@Bleen)!
• A Drupal Ladder/mentoring room, where you can get your environment set up and learn to code for Drupal
• Drupal codesprints
• Sessions all day, picked by us all and presented by drupalists among us or collaboratively in BoF format.

To register for the camp, go to: http://bit.ly/1Izpaz8

The camp website may be found at http://drupalcamp.nyc

Consistent with our need to keep these types of local camps cash-flow neutral, we will need corporate and individual sponsors willing to help fund this event. We are soliciting sponsor organizations right now - please remember to mention this opportunity to the organizations that you work for to get them ready to help pitch in with modest funding commitments.

Watch this Event page and follow @DrupalNYC (https://twitter.com/drupalnyc) on Twitter or our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Drupalcampnyc) for the latest updates!

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Drupal 8 is out -- let's get the User Guide done!

December 7, 2015 at 9:59pm

As I'm sure most of you know, Drupal 8.0.0 was released a few weeks ago (and 8.0.1 has already followed). There was much rejoicing, after several years of development!

On a slightly shorter time scale, around the end of June, the Drupal community (especially documentation folks) started working on making a User Guide for Drupal 8, and now seems to be a great time to get it finished. The project has made considerable progress: we have defined what topics need to be written, and first drafts of 53 of the 99 topics have been written, with another 14 or so in progress.

But there is more to do, and we need your help to get the User Guide done!

Individual Writers and Editors

Individual writers and editors can contribute to the User Guide effort by either writing a topic or editing someone else's writing. A single topic is about a page long, so it's not a huge project to write one, and all you need is the ability to write coherently in English and some basic Drupal skills. You can pick a topic to write in your area of expertise, or stretch yourself by picking something you know less about, and use the topic writing as a learning exercise. To get started, check out the contributor guide (login: drupal/drupal), which will guide you in picking a topic to work on. There are also several editing projects ready to go, and there will be more going forward.

The rewards: you'll get your name (and your company's name and URL, if you wish) in the Attributions list of the User Guide, and earn the gratitude of all the readers. Plus, you'll have the satisfaction of having contributed to something the Drupal project has long needed.

Conference and Sprint Organizers

If you're organizing a conference with a sprint day, a local meetup for the Drupal Global Sprint Weekend in January, or another type of sprint, you may be trying to figure out how to provide all your attendees with something useful to do. I'd just like to point out that writing topics for the User Guide is a great way to involve non-programmers in contributing to the Drupal project.

If you're interested in hosting a User Guide sprint, check out the contributor guide link in the previous section for details on what this type of contributing entails. There are generic guides to hosting sprints available on Drupal.org too -- see https://www.drupal.org/node/1503220

Also, several members of the Documentation group have organized User Guide sprints at conferences over the past few months, so if you have questions about how to have a successful sprint, feel free to post them as comments here.

Let's get this Guide done!

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MidCamp 2016 - Midwest Drupal Camp

December 7, 2015 at 7:14am
Start:  2016-03-17 (All day) - 2016-03-20 (All day) America/Chicago Organizers:  alimac akalata Caffeinated evilehk froboy kerasai kthull YesCT ZenDoodles Event type:  Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

http://2016.midcamp.org/

We are excited to announce that MidCamp 2016 - Midwest Drupal Camp, will be held March 17th - 20th, 2016 at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Student Center West.

For more information, please visit http://2016.midcamp.org , subscribe to our email newsletter, and follow us on Twitter - @midwestcamp

We hope to see you there!

Web: http://2016.midcamp.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/midwestcamp
Hashtag #midcamp
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MidCamp

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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!!!

English:
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 http://camp.drupalchile.org/en/registration !
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: http://camp.drupalchile.org/
Original announcement of the Camp: https://groups.drupal.org/node/477303

Español:
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 http://camp.drupalchile.org/es/registro !
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 http://www.drupal.org/node/2612094 and fill in the Doodle.

Rock!

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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 ( https://codein.withgoogle.com ) 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 ( https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BiVxgIpaJBDbh2-v-CCBxbA31U58Jofx... ) 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:

Timeline:

  • 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.


- Matthew@Lechleider.com
aka Slurpee

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