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Drupal 8 Contrib Upgrade Sprint, March 29 2013

Why come

Drupal 8 is just around the corner, but what about you're favourite modules, are they ready yet?

A lot of attention goes into ensure that Drupal is ready on time, but not nearly enough goes into ensuring Contrib gets the same attention. We'd like that to change.

Come along, pick a Drupal 7 module, and start the porting process.

Who it's for

Experience with code is a must as the goal is to get stuck into coding all day; Module developers, advanced site builders, etc.

What to expect

We'll kick things off with a brief introduction, and then we'll help match people with projects that are right for their skill levels and areas of interest.

What to bring

An interest in Drupal contribution

A laptop with a Drupal 8 development environment

How to get set up

Don't have your development environment yet? No problem!

You can join the #drupal-au IRC channel and we'll help you get set up before the day, or use the following resources to set up your development environment on your own. Here's what you'll need:

A local web server:

Community Tools Download Instructions (Mac or Windows)

Installing a web server on Ubuntu (Linux)

Git (install and configure).

A code-friendly text editor. (Sublime Text 2 is a free, cross-platform text editor.)
Here are some Drupal specific Sublime Text 2 setup instructions you can follow

Also recommended:



An IRC client.

Who you'll meet

Brian Gilbert (realityloop)

Stuart Clark (Deciphered)

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  • Alexar

    Installing D8 in the train, I'm about to get there. See you guys :)

    March 29, 2014

  • Rik de B.

    I have a free T-shirt, for anyone on the day who can demonstrate they're doing something useful in pushing the contrib space forward.

    3 · March 29, 2014

    • Alexar

      Oh, I probably won't win Rik's award today cuz I just gonna start working with D8 in the Sprint!

      March 29, 2014

  • Stuart C.

    Both myself and Brian will possibly be a little late. I'm a few blocks away so hopefully not to far away.

    March 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dash it and dang it, this day is my Brother in Laws 40th Birthday… Not had any details of it yet though… Will anyone be going later?

    March 23, 2014

  • Stuart C.

    I think I'll likely be concentrating on Custom Formatters, but if anyone is at a loss of what to work on, I have an abundance of contrib projects that could do with some love.

    March 18, 2014

  • Rik de B.

    With the assistance of whoever want to help, I may have a stab at updating the Geofield D8 port that was done back in August. It's an essential module for creating beautiful maps, using Google, OpenLayers or Leaflet.

    March 18, 2014

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