Date: Sunday, August 4, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
What is a contribution day?
Project contributions are historically known as sprints. A contribution day is an important part of Drupal's growth, and provides great opportunities to get involved in contributing to Drupal itself.
Everyone is welcome!
You don't need to be a developer to contribute. We need: project managers, bug reporters, QA testers, people to help write documentation, etc... If you ARE a developer, but not sure where to get started, we have mentors to assist you.
Contributing can take many forms. Contributors do not have to be coders. Projects can use testing, documentation, issue triage, user experience, you name it! There are so many ways for folks to value to open source.
What will we do at the First Time Contributor's Workshop?
Together, led by AmyJune Hineline, we will go through the process of creating an issue, writing a patch, uploading the fix to Drupal.org, reviewing the patch for RTBC (reviewed and tested by the community) and more. We'll even take a look at the upcoming GitLab contribution process because specific tools and processes change over time.
AmyJune has been actively mentoring new contributors for more than 3 years at regional and national open source events. She is the Open Source Community Ambassador at Kanopi Studios and is on the Drupal Core Mentoring team.
Do I need to buy a ticket to attend?
All of DrupalCamp Colorado is free to attend, including contribution day, we do ask that you register for the camp and, if you feel inclined, we would love your support as an individual sponsor.
What if I'm new to contributing?
That's great and welcome!! There will be a first-time contributor workshop in the morning and mentors available all day. We'll go through the whole process - finding an issue, creating a patch, reviewing a patch, and some issue triage.
The more you contribute, the more you learn! Your understanding of Drupal will expand when you break apart the pieces and fix them!