With these events we are trying to lower the barriers to getting started with Drupal and getting contributing to Drupal. We are keen to help support those already contributing and those that want to. We have very kindly been donated the space by London Southbank University to allow us to put on monthly code sprints.
With more and more people getting involved in Drupal generally and supporting the development of Drupal 8 and maintenance and support of Drupal 6 and 7 we encourage you to come along and get involved.
Everyone is invited, from beginners to experts. We'll separate out into 3 groups of newbies, people wanting to start contributing and more experienced people. If youre happy to help the newbies then thats great but its also a space for the more experienced to focus with fellow developers on Drupal.
We'll be getting started from 6pm and finishing up around 9pm.
Snacks and sandwiches will be provided.
Here are the up coming dates for your diary:
Thursday 20th June
Thursday 18th July
in order for the evening to be as productive as possible, please could you....
- Bring a laptop
- Ensure you have a local web server setup (see below)
- Take a look over the Drupal Ladder
- Review the Novice Queue and find some issues that interest you and seem approachable
Setting up a local webserver
There are several ways you can do this. The Acquia Dev Desktop is probably the easiest.
This video walks you through setting up D8 on the dev desktop: http://drupalize.me/videos/install-drupal-locally-dev-desktop
If you're using a PC you can also look at XAMMP http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html
On the Mac, MAMP is a good alternative: http://www.mamp.info/en/index.html
Ubuntu users, you should know what to do.
Once you've got your local environment set up, we'd highly recommend installing Drush too.