The Great Plains of Drupal Contributions

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AmyJune is venturing to the Great Plains of DrupalCorn Camp to spread her love of giving back to Drupal! Not only will she be training folks on how to navigate the issue queue, she will be leading Contribution Day, and teaming up with Lisa McCray to promote diversity and inclusion.

DrupalCorn Camp is four corn-filled days in September, the 27th through 30th in Des Moines, Iowa.

Training:

Getting Started with Drupal Contribution

AmyJune Hineline | Thursday, September 27 from 9am to 5pm

Many Drupallers dream of contributing to the Drupal project. But where do you begin? And more importantly, what are some of the tools you use to navigate the adventure successfully?

This training is intended for ANYONE who wants to learn how to contribute, not just those who are new to tech. No coding knowledge is required - there are plenty of ways to give back to Drupal without having to code.

In this training, we will discuss why contribution to open source is important and look at some of the tools necessary for working in the Drupal issue queue as a new contributor.

Tools of the trade:

There will also be a hands-on workshop demonstrating the process of finding a bug, creating an issue, writing a patch, uploading the fix to Drupal.org, and then reviewing the patch for RTBC (Reviewed and Tested By the Community).

Prerequisites:

  • A positive attitude about contributing back to open source software.
  • A willingness to learn.
  • A basic understanding of Drupal.
  • A laptop - preferably with a working local Drupal environment (but not necessary as we will go over some of the steps for setup).

Session:

Demystifying Diversity and Inclusion

AmyJune Hineline and Lisa McCray | Friday, September 28th at 3:30pm

What do we mean when we talk about diversity & inclusion, and why is it important?

Diverse communities are strong communities. Drupal has the potential to be more inclusive, but sometimes confusion about what being a diverse and inclusive community means holds us back. In this session we’ll talk about definitions, examples, and actions we can take to help the Drupal project become stronger. By ensuring that the Drupal community is a place where a wider range of people can participate, everyone contribute their knowledge, skills, and personal perspectives.

Topics covered:

  • What is Diversity & Inclusion? Including: definitions, clarifications, and real-life examples.
  • Why is diversity is important?
  • Why we should embrace accessibility for those with disabilities.
  • Ways to get involved.

Contribution Day:

Sunday, September 30th 9:00am to 4:00pm

Ready to start giving back to the Drupal Project? Whether you attended AmyJune’s training or not, come the Contribution Day on Sunday to put your skills (new or old) to use!! AmyJune and others will be there to help you select an issue you can tackle and provide you with mentorship. There are plenty of smaller tasks that can be completed by those new to contributing to Drupal, so feel confident that you can help out. When everyone pitches in, the Drupal community grows!

Stop by her training, sessions, or Contribution Day and AmyJune will give you a smile and some pretty rad sticker SWAG.