Prepare Thyself For Next Week's L.A. Code Sprint
The weekend immediately following this very DrupalCamp, Cary Gordon and CHX will be hosting a code sprint right here in LA! Drupal 7’s core system needs some Simpletest help before it’s critical code freeze in September. You can help the Community by attending the weekend code sprint and fixing anything you’re capable of handling. We have tasks for anyone from beginning coders to experts. The catch is, you gotta be ready to jump in and help out as soon as you arrive. That’s what code sprints are; people working on code.
It can be a scary feeling to walk into a room full of people grouped into clusters who alternate between staring silently at their laptops, gesturing at a whiteboard covered in Cyrillic scribbles, and shouting cryptic communiques across the room only to be answered by something that sounded nonsensical to you and was in fact completely and precisely correct.
That’s where this session comes in! If you’ve never attended a code sprint before, if you want to get your feet wet in the Drupal Community, if you’re interested in helping out with some Core Simpletest improvements (of varying intensity levels), or if you’ve been to a sprint before and just need to get prepared for how fast CHX can think, come to this session!
I’ll show you how a code sprint works, how you can get involved without feeling ‘left out’, who to ask questions of once you arrive there, and what you’ll need to have prepared before showing up. Code Sprints are fun, fast paced, and highly rewarding. After all, there’s no better feeling than waking up on a Monday morning knowing that you’ve made a core patch for something that 100,000 people desperately needed.
ATTENDEES: Bring your questions to this session and get them answered. I’ll tell you what I know, but I can’t help you get ready if I don’t know what you need to know. This is not a lecture-style session, so there will be plenty of time for question and answer.