Are you an experienced contributor to Drupal? Do you have expertise in Drupal and an interest in contributing? Are you making travel plans to participate in the sprints on Friday? Are you one of the mentors who are volunteering to assist new contributors at the Friday sprints?
If any of this sounds like you, check out our curated list of sessions at DrupalCon Barcelona. We looked at sessions that new and experienced contributors, mentors and everyone who is planning to be at the sprints on Friday would find useful.
For an at-a-glance view, check out the summary list of the sessions.
After the prenote and Driesnote, eojthebrave will take a look inside Drupal 8 at 11:00 in Altering, Extending, and Enhancing Drupal 8. Learn about hooks, plugins, events, and services and how they play together.
At 14:15 jaredsmith will walk us through Docker in the DrupalCI test infrastructure, answering questions about Docker, about Drupal CI and about how the two make Drupal 8 development better and faster.
At 15:45 webflo and tstoeckler will discuss Composer and Drupal 8 and the issues that remain to be resolved before we can adopt it fully in our development workflow. Also at 15:45 lauriii will explain The Backend of Frontend in Drupal 8.
New and experienced mentors, join us for Mentor Orientation at 15:45, and a live Mentoring Demonstration at 17:00.
Wednesday is packed full of sessions about Drupal contribution and mentoring.
Open source contributors familiar with the GitHub pull request model encounter a barrier in the Drupal patch workflow. At 10:45 Mixologic will explain how Pull requests are coming to Drupal.org. Also at 10:45 lauriii and Schnitzel will discuss strategies for Avoiding and surviving of contribution burnout.
After lunch, at 13:00 kgoel and valthebald will identify current Pain Points of Contribution in the Drupal Community and talk about how to eliminate them.
At 14:15 continue for the conversation about The Future of Mentoring with alimac, David Hernández, and YesCT. Drupal mentoring program has had many successes and become a blueprint for other communities, but what might mentoring in the Drupal community look like in the future?
At 17:00 tim.plunkett will have us think about Planning for Drupal 8.1.x, 8.2.x, and our future together.
At 10:45 eojthebrave wants to continue the conversation from DrupalCon Los Angeles in Let’s Keep Talking About Documentation. If you care about well-written docs and tutorials, start Thursday at this session.
At 13:00, after lunch Gábor Hojtsy will regale us with tales of Herding cats, gatos, macskák and γάτες - open source project management in the Drupal community, lessons from the multilingual teami. Multilingual is one of the most successful initiatives in Drupal 8. More than 1200 people haved worked on multilingual issues, provided feedback, and testing and documentation. Let’s take notes and learn from them.
Funding work on Drupal is critical to moving the project forward. Again at 13:00, effulgentsia, kgoel, alimac and YesCT will join forces for a panel about Paid contribution: past, present, and future. Learn from our experiences in getting paid for working on Drupal core.
On Friday it is time for contributors, mentors and first-time sprint participants to pull all of the week’s preparation to work at the following events:
See you in Barcelona!