Drupal414 Message Board › Drupal sprints!
At the meeting last night, we discussed having a "sprint" for Drupal's Global Sprint Weekend on either January 25th or 26th (Saturday and Sunday - sorry I gave the wrong dates last night).
A "sprint" is 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 - we're only going to consider topics for our sprint that will allow people with any skillset to contribute equally.
Len, Lowell and I participated in Startup Weekend at the beginning of November where we built a Drupal site over the weekend. It was lots of fun collaborating to actually make something! You can read about it on my blog here:
So, there are a number of things we need to decide:
Here are some of the ideas that I have, which we discussed last night:
(I know two of those ideas involve Behat - if you missed my presentation from last night about it, I'm going to send out the video later today or tomorrow.)
The plan is also to move the January meetup of Drupal414 to January 23rd (the 4th Thursday) so that we could have a presentation to get us ready for the sprint!
So, if we did the "Drupal contrib module sprint," for example, at the meetup we'd cover the basics of collaboration on Drupal.org (for everyone) and getting started writing Drupal 7 contrib modules (for coders and the coder-curious). This way, we'd be ready for the sprint in advance.
Please let me know what works best for you and what ideas you're mostly interested in! We'll continue talking about this at the December 19th meeting and probably make the final decision then.
PS: Talking with everyone last night got me so hyped up about doing sprints! This will hopefully be our first sprint of many. ;-) And if anyone ever wants to get together informally to collaborate on something we're both interested in, just let me know!
Edited by David Snopek on Nov 22, 2013 11:19 AM
I enjoyed participating in the Startup thing, and I look forward to the sprint. Either day, and any time frame is OK with me. As for the subject, I have some sense of personal ownership (vicariously through David) in MVP Creator, so I’m leaning toward that, but the other two (Behat) ideas sound worthwhile as well.
Finally, I, too, would be very interested in getting together informally to work on a project that benefits the world, or Drupal, or which sounds cool.
Sorry I can’t offer more specific guidance, but would you look at that enthusiasm, eh?