The Drupal Community rocks!
Are you a Drupal user group, meetup, camp, or summit organizer? Are you an active participant in your country's Drupal Association? Are you involved in project initiatives, mentoring, or just care about the Drupal community? Then we invite you to join us for the first ever DrupalCon Community Summit!
Join us Monday, the 23. September for a full day dedicated to tackling the real problems we face as a community. What's the story behind the Community Summit? Read Addison's writeup explaining this new initiative, DrupalCon Prague introduces a Community Summit.
The Community Summit will include a morning of lightning talks on various topics...things that are happening, things that need work, and then the afternoon will be spent in breakout groups tackling community projects in detail.
This event is free to attend, however space is limited and advance registration is required. If you cannot make it in the morning due to travel, join us after lunch when the hard work begins.
Drupal Ladder and Core Mentoring resources
Lead: Karyn Cassio (techgeekgirl)
The Drupal Ladder project was started two years ago as a prototype program for the Boston user group. It led to the creation of the Drupal Ladder website, which has sequential lessons for getting involved with core development. These are used to fuel local meetup events around the world. There are also Core Office Hours that provide mentoring on working with core, along with a series of Get Involved with Core sprints at Drupal events, which often have a free Community Tools workshop to get people started. These projects have gotten numerous new contributors up and going, and we need to continue to create and refine the lesson materials we have for the Drupal Ladder website, and the Community Tools workshop. In particular we need to work on Drupal 8 lessons and materials for the Drupal Ladder, and continue to fill out the workshop curriculum so more people can present the workshop at more events. We would also like to create more materials for local organizers to run their own Get Involved with Core sprints.
Lead: Jeffrey McGuire (jam)
The DrupalCamp Kit is a set of documentation that includes resources, planning documents, and checklists, for running your own DrupalCamp. Camps are a lot of work to do well, and many local communities feel overwhelmed, or end up â€śre-inventing the wheelâ€ť as they learn by making mistakes . The Kit is designed to create a consistent resource that distills the experience of event organizers all over the world, and can be shared throughout the Drupal community. Version 1 of the Kit is targeted to be completed by DrupalCon Prague, but there is still a lot of work to be done to get to version 2.
The Future of Drupal Events
Lead: Morten Birch Heide-JĂ¸rgensen (mortendk)
Gatherings are extremely important for the Drupalverse(â„˘), so we're taking a day to learn, discuss, and plan how we can take Drupal events to the next level.
This working group will be split up into four open discussion sessions, designed to answer the questions: What have we learned as event organisers, what do we need to make our events amazing, how can we scale (and how can the Drupal Association help), and how can we improve communications on a regional and global level.
Let me share my experiences running over nine Drupal events, including DrupalCon Copenhagen and Frontend United, I want to hear your experiences as well.
If you're an event organiser, or event attendee, I need you for this working group! Come and share your dreams, fears, war stories, and expertise to help us organize better events in the future.
Leads: Juan Pablo Novillo Requena (juampy) and Pedro Cambra (pcambra)
DrupalContributes are small gatherings where a group of people work on the issue queue of a contributed module. These are great events for local meetups, and get people engaged with the community through the contributed space, instead of Drupal core. The DrupalContribute project would benefit from better documentation about how to plan and run the event, as well as ideas and plans for helping spread the word about this kind of community event to encourage wider participation.
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