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Drupal 8 Core Sprint (formerly Drupal Ladder)

Join us on Tuesday, July 22nd @TaotiCreative in Dupont Circle for the next Drupal 8 Core Sprint. Core sprints are a way to contribute to the Drupal project through patches, testing or documentation. Experienced developers will be on hand to help you get started and match you with issues that are close to your skill level.


Important Note for Sprint Participants:  

We welcome all skill levels! To get the most out of the event (and to ensure everyone else does too), please come prepared!  That means you should bring a laptop that is ALREADY SET UP with a working installation of Drupal 8. In addition, if you are reviewing and/or contributing code, it will be good to have Git installed and a user account on (see links below). A basic familiarity with using the Command Line (Terminal in Mac OS X) is recommended, as well (links below). If you need help, there are some resource links below, or feel free to contact us in advance.  But we won't have time at the event to help individuals get their computer set up.

We suggest not using MAMP for Drupal 8 development. Here are some alternatives:

Drupal specific Vagrant environment:

Tutorial for setting up VDD and installing Drupal 8:

If you prefer, you can also install the Acquia Dev Desktop using this step-by-step guide: guide on other resources:

More helpful links: 

Introduction to the Mac OS X Command Line (a.k.a. Terminal):

Setting up your user account on Drupal.org

Installing Git:


Experienced devs, contributors and project maintainers: 

We could use help preparing a list of issues to work on at the event. Please contact Aaron if interested.  


More about the Event

Our host Taoti Creative will provide pizza and beer (and softdrinks).  You can eat, drink and be merry from 6:30 to 7, but at 7 (sharp!), we'd like to get down to business.  These events usually last about 1.5-2 hours, but you are of course free to come and go as you please. 

To get the most out of this sprint we encourage everyone to visit the Drupal 8 issue queue in advance and look for issues that you would be interested in working on. Please have your development environment set up and ready to go so we can hit the ground running.

Recruiters: this is a working event and not an appropriate place to just come and socialize or recruit.  Please stick to our monthly events at Stetson's. 

Need more info? Call Taoti at [masked].

Please note, Taoti's offices are secured after hours and require an escort to gain access.  We'll have Taoti personnel making round trips to the lobby from 6:30 to 7ish.  However, if you arrive after 7pm, you can call our office and someone will come get you: [masked].

And please don't forget to RSVP so that we can put your name on the building security list (and so that we know how much pizza to order.)

Hope to see you there!

@TaotiCreative Team

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  • Karl K.

    I'm hung up on a project, and will NOT be able to make it tonight--unfortunately. See you next time!

    July 22, 2014

    • Thomas O.

      Sorry to miss you, Karl! Hope to see you again soon.

      July 23, 2014

  • Karl K.

    MAMP is OK to run if you are developing for Drupal 7.x, but there are potential issues with 8.x and the versions of PHP that MAMP provides. Acquia Dev Desktop handles this fine out of the box, but MAMP may require some manual configuration. If you are OK doing that, than MAMP can be used.

    1 · July 17, 2014

    • german

      Hey Mark are you comming to the Drupal code sprint?

      July 22, 2014

    • german

      I am at Taoti Creative

      July 22, 2014

  • Mark

    I'm curious about the recommendation to not use MAMP—why is that? (Any links appreciated as well.) Thanks!

    July 17, 2014

  • Karl K.

    Good morning, Anthony,
    These events are primarily used to resolve issues with the upcoming release at Drupal 8, and not training. Anyone is welcome, though--there are tasks at all levels, including some that don't even require coding or Drupal-specific skills. These events are a good way to get involved in the Drupal community, and pick up skills along the way.

    July 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I'm a newbie and curious about the event. Can you give a little more info on what will take place during the LEARN session? That is, is there a specific track going on and can someone come in now and pickup? Thanks in advance for the clarification.

    July 16, 2014

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