Sprint for Drupal Global Sprint Weekend

On January 25th and 26th, Drupal users all over the world are going to get together to participate in "sprints" as part of Drupal Global Sprint Weekend. Drupal414 will join in the fun by hosting our own on Sunday, January 26th!

A "sprint" is an event where a group of people get together to work on something for a few hours. So, normally we have presentations, hang out and talk - but this would be actually doing something together as a group!

Sprints aren't limited to technical people or coders - at our sprint there will be tasks for people with any skillset allowing everyone to contribute equally.

The topic of our sprint: Contributed modules on Drupal.org!

The real power of Drupal comes from the thousands of contrib modules on Drupal.org. However, what happens when a contrib module has a bug or is missing a feature that you need?

At this sprint, everyone (including non-coders) will collaborate in the issue queue on Drupal.org - testing, providing steps to recreate bugs, reporting bugs, creating better graphic design, usability testing, etc. And coders (or aspiring coders) will write and review patches to the modules.

In order to be ready for the sprint, we'll learn the basics of contributing on Drupal.org and module development at our normal meetup on Thursday, January 23rd.

If you intend to come to the sprint, I strongly encourage you to come to the meetup on Thursday too! You can learn more and RSVP here:

http://www.meetup.com/Drupal414/events/156806672/

What should I bring to the sprint?

• Your laptop or computer

• A power strip

What should I have installed on my computer?

• Your favorite text or code editor (PHPStorm is a favorite in the Drupal community, but there are dozens of options!)

• Git (if you run Windows or MacOS, some members of our group suggest SourceTree)

• A working xAMP stack (if you run Windows or MacOS, the Acquia DevDesktop is easy to setup and Drupal specific, however, there are others like XAMP, WAMP, MAMP, etc)

We'll discuss some of the options for the above at the meetup on the 23rd, so don't worry if you don't have an idea about this before then. :-)

This is going to be awesome!

I'm so excited about this sprint - I think it will allow us all to have fun and level up our Drupal skills in a way that just presenting and talking can't. This will hopefully be our first sprint of many. ;-)

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  • David S.

    I just published a blog post about the sprint:

    https://mvpcreator.com/blog/how-milwaukee-drupal-community-sprints

    1 · February 6, 2014

  • Len L.

    I thought that the sprint was really exciting, and I'm wondering what kind of progress people are making. From what I recall:
    Elliott and Matt were trying to write some documentation for the module, but they were stuck trying to get it to work because there were two Unix-only codecs that were involved in converting the video. They were hoping to resolve that either by incorporating the conversion into the module or something else
    Len and Justin were going to demonstrate the module on a mini-site that promoted Drupal 414. James Carlson had given them a video to use. But they could not convert the video.
    Raphael was working to provide views integration, which would make the module more useful

    1 · January 28, 2014

    • David S.

      I think we should finish building the Drupal414 site someday... Maybe we should discuss this at the next meetup?

      Using drush, you can package up a full site with files and data via "drush archive-dump" and then import it on the server using "drush archive-restore". Using Drush aliases you can actually push from a local site directly to a remote site via ssh/rsync too! But the setup's more complicated than I can explain in a little comment. :-)

      Anyway, if you wouldn't mind throwing it up on a demo site to show off to those who weren't there at the end, that'd be awesome!

      1 · January 30, 2014

    • Len L.

      I would love to see the demo site, and I would also like to see how Elliot converted James' video.

      February 2, 2014

  • Elliot

    Ok. Probably old hat to you guys, but pretty cool to hear our fearless leader David Snopek mentioned here http://www.lullabot.com/blog/podcasts/global-sprint-days

    1 · January 28, 2014

    • Elliot

      Yeah, to screw up my "go to sleep" podcast last night. That jolted me awake. I was all like "I had no idea dsnopek was such a celebrity"!

      Anyway, well deserved. You did everything they recommended and then some.

      January 29, 2014

    • David S.

      Heh, thanks! :-) I was actually running all my plans by Cathy Theys (on the interview) and asking for her advice. In my presentation I recommended asking the Drupal community for help - well, you can see I take my own advice. ;-)

      1 · January 30, 2014

  • Elliot

    April sprint in GB? I can see about sponsorship(s) to help cover room costs. :)

    1 · January 28, 2014

    • David S.

      A sprint would be an awesome reason to go up to Green Bay! :-) I'm personally all for it.

      January 29, 2014

  • Elliot

    Len, the conversion was not a problem. David's script was pretty simple to get working. DOCUMENTING it or making it "drag and drop" easy: that is a challenge. I believe we got far enough for our demo site and basic docs to get to a "1.0". The video conversion, IMHO is not essential. Good themers/designers are going to want to roll their own images/conversions anyway for creative and/or performance reasons.

    1 · January 28, 2014

  • David S.

    The sprint was AWESOME! Like all great things it ended too soon. I can't wait until we have the chance to do another! Thanks everyone for coming. :-)

    2 · January 27, 2014

  • David S.

    And, as promised, here is a build of Panopoly with all the Panopoly modules checked out of Git: https://www.dropbox.com/s/inmfya52fkmws53/panopoly-dev.zip

    January 26, 2014

  • David S.

    If you get lost trying to find your way to the Bucketworks, call me at: (262)[masked]

    January 26, 2014

  • David S.

    Note to the people who are still on your way: There is free street parking on Michigan Avenue! The cross street near the Buckeworks is Plankington. See you all soon!

    January 26, 2014

  • Matt G.

    Hey all! I know some people were interested in Sublime Text, so I wrote up this post: http://glamanate.com/blog/sublime-text-2-drupalized

    There's a node on Drupal.org about it, but I wanted to do a quick simple run down without forcing people to checkout "this and that" page.

    January 25, 2014

  • David S.

    Hey Everyone! I remember some folks from out of town (namely Elliot and Raphael) were going to come into town on Saturday. If anyone wants to a pre-sprint hangout on Saturday, let me know! My wife will be out of town this weekend so I'm available to really geek out. ;-)

    January 22, 2014

    • Elliot

      Maybe! I will be around, but I may be hanging with my Milwaukee peeps that I don't see enough.

      1 · January 22, 2014

  • Elliot

    I can't wait. Hopefully I am able to get everything I need on my ancient MBA. (I still haven't gotten my new MBP --- slow to pay clients and all that).

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • Palvin K.

    I'll be there as long as the roads are clear

    December 30, 2013

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