Here's the current status of Drupal 8 and where best to help out. See also Drupal Core Updates for ongoing status updates.

What is the current status of Drupal 8?

Drupal 8 had the first supported release, November 19! Download from the Drupal project page.

What about contributed projects?

Because Drupal 7 to 8 represents numerous API changes, module, theme, and distribution maintainers must port their projects from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8. Here's a chart of all the top contributed projects and their porting status for D8.

Unknown, Needs Work, In Progress, Completed

For more information, see the Drupal 8 Contrib Porting Tracker project page.

Drupal 8 Contrib Office Hours

Porting a module and want some advice on Drupal 8 best practices? There are contrib office hours (typically, 1 hour long) happening weekly at the following days/times, with folks on hand to lend expertise.

Here are some resources for folks porting their code:

How can I help? (core)

Just starting out, and need a hand learning the ropes?

If you're new to contributing to core, check out Core contribution mentoring hours. Every week, you can log into #drupal in IRC and helpful Drupal core mentors will get you set up with answers to any of your questions, plus provide some useful issues to work on. Or, read about the different contributor tasks you can do to help on Drupal.org issues.

Know what you're doing, and looking for something to tackle?

If you're an experienced Drupal contributor already (not necessarily on Drupal 8) but would like some guidance on which critical issues would be great for you to solve, join #drupal-contribute in IRC.

If you'd like to contribute to a particular Drupal 8 initiative or working group, check the sidebar for a list of regularly scheduled meetings on the Drupal 8 calendar.

Upcoming D8 Sprints

Helping Drupal 8 is even more fun in person! Come join up with a Drupal 8 sprint near you:

January 29 - February 2 New Jersey, USA DrupalCamp NJ
January 30-31 Everywhere! Global Sprint Weekend
February 18-21 Mumbai, India DrupalCon Asia
March 17-20 Chicago, USA MidCamp