What is it?

On Tuesday, December 3rd from 6:30 to 9:00, Taoti Creative will host a “Drupal Ladder learn sprint” to help further core Drupal development. For those of you not familiar with the Drupal Ladder, it is an initiative to help those who use Drupal give back and contribute to the development of Drupal core.  Any and all drupal developers are welcome and encouraged to come.

When: 6:30-9pm on December 3rd, 2013 
     (Note: we’ll start the ladder at 7.  From 6:30-7 can be some social/networking/pizza eating/beer drinking time.)

Where: 1250 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 610, Washington DC 20036*

*Because our office is in a secure building, and this is after hours, you may not be able to get up to our suite unescorted.  But we’ll be making trips down to the lobby to get everyone, so if you don’t see anyone, just hang out for a couple of minutes, and we’ll be there.  If you show up late and want in, just call the office: 202.546.8946 and someone will come get you.

Please RSVP on the MeetUp page, here!

Drupal needs you!

During the development of Drupal 7, around 0.1 percent of Drupal.org users contributed to Drupal core. The goal of the ladder initiative is boost that number to 1% by 2014 by providing a “ladder” composed of concrete steps for getting new people involved. Given that a Drupal 8 release is on the horizon, it is now more important than ever to get as many new contributors involved as possible.

What is a “Learn Sprint?”

During a learn sprint, the goal is to help people get through the initial ladder rungs, and help people learn how they can apply their current skills to core development.   So all skill levels are encouraged to attend.  But to be clear, this event is targeted to Drupal developers who want to come and learn.  This is not a recruting event, por favor.  The initial rungs involve setting up git, cloning a development version of Drupal 8, navigating the issue queue, and applying and testing patches. During future Issue sprints the goal is to actually move issues forward in the queue, either by reviewing and testing patches, or by contributing code to those issues that need more work.  You can learn more about the Drupal ladder and learn sprints via the links below.

What you should bring.

Please bring a laptop.  This is a hands-on event, so you’ll need a laptop to participate.  Ideally, you’ll have Drupal setup and installed on it in advance.  Wifi internet will of course be provided.

What to expect.

The ladder is being hosted by Taoti Creative, a Drupal-focused web develompent shop in Dupont Circle.  They’ll provide the pizza and beer and team Taoti will help host the evening.  Depending on who shows up and what the experience levels are, we may split into smaller groups, but we’ll leave that to presenters, etc.  Again, pizza/beer/cavorting from 6:30-7, and then we’d like to get the sleeves rolled up and get down to business by 7.

Please RSVP on the MeetUp page, here!

The event is free and open to all, but we’d really appreciate if you’d RSVP so we know how much pizza and beer to procure.

See you on the 3rd!


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