Florida Drupalcamp 2017 is less than a week away, February 17-19, in vibrant Orlando. Not only is the camp schedule packed with great sessions and trainings, but there's also a contribution sprint that both helps Drupal 8 core maintainers, and gives you a chance to contribute and learn about Drupal 8.
To join the sprint, you should already be familiar with Drupal... and that's it! You don't need to be an expert. You don't need to be a coder. You don't even need to know much about Drupal 8, although a little knowledge helps. This particular sprint is a great fit for:
- anyone with some Drupal knowledge who is interested in contributing for the first time
- on-and-off contributors
- project managers (you will be great at this!)
- anyone interested in learning more about how Drupal core gets made
- anyone concerned about Drupal 8 bugs!
- anyone interested in helping maintainers (or even becoming maintainers someday themselves)
I'm not teasing with that last one, either. This sprint can be rewarding for anyone from a newbie contributor to a core committer. (If you are skeptical about that, join this beginner camp session from Drupal 8's frontend committer, Cottser: One Step at a Time: Lessons Learned from Drupal Newbie to Core Committer.)
If you can't make it to Florida, you can also host the same kind of sprint at your local Drupal camp. Read on for what this sprint is all about, and why it matters for Drupal 8.