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Local Party Module Sprint

From: Richard S.
Sent on: Thursday, July 12, 2012 12:01 PM
Hello Everybody,

We are joining some folks from the Party Module community http://drupal.org/project/party for a code sprint here in Cleveland in the next month or two.  This will actually consist of the first actual sprint for the party module on U.S. soil (as far as I can tell).  The other sprints have occurred in Brussels and at 'BAD Ass' Camp (Brighton Area in UK).  rlmumford (visiting from UK) and captaindav (cinci based) are going to be venturing up from Cincinnati to hang out and code with us!

What is party?  Probably the best and most flexible approach to providing the underlying framework for a Drupal-native CRM, ever!  Here's some site builder documentation we have been working on that gives you the low-down on how it works: http://drupal.org/node/1669650.  The possibilities are nearly endless - instead of dealing with a bunch of new bundle-able entities, party introduces simple entities that can be attached to different data sets provided by other modules - profile2, user, node, commerce, simplenews, etc - and then awesomeness ensues.  We will be using this module to build native drupal CRMs for several clients, including the IWW (yes, the first web-accessible membership management tool for the wobs in 107 years!) and several major co-op associations. 

Myself and a few others at Flywheel have been submitting patches, contributing documentation and contributing to the architectural discussion (yes, the API is not nearly finished).

We are opening the invitation to other Drupal 7 devs who would like to contribute as well.  It'll be a great opportunity to work on your OOP and PHP 5.3-specific skills (getters and setters anyone?  funky operators?), and to work closely with the cutting edge capabilities of the entityAPI.  This project has seen contributions (whether code or advice) from bojanz, chx, webchick and others, and Joachim, the primary maintainer, is awesome and really supportive of both new and seasoned Drupal developers. 

We keep trying to tag the low hanging fruit here: http://drupal.org/project/issues/search/1260650?text=&assigned=&submitted=&participant=&issue_tags_op=or&issue_tags=crm+get+involved

but we seem to clear it up very quickly!


No dates have been set for this sprint yet, so keep your ears to the ground.  We will likely have everything figured out in the next week!

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Richard Schulte
[masked] .mobile
[masked] x701 .office
Flywheel Tech Collective
@flywheeltech

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