What is a Sprint?

A sprint is a get-together for focused work on a project. Sprints are an important part of Drupal's growth, and are also a great opportunity to get involved, because others are on hand to help you contribute. There are many sprints scheduled before, during, and after DrupalCon, so come and collaborate in person with hundreds of other Drupal community members!

When are Sprints?

19-20 September - Extended Sprints at Makers of Barcelona
21-24 September - Sprints at the Barcelona International Convention Center - Contribution Lounge (Room 114)
21-24 September - 24-hour Supporter Sponsored Sprint Lounge at the Princess Hotel
25 September - General Sprints, Mentored Core Sprint, and First-Time Sprinter Workshop at the Barcelona International Convention Center
26-27 September - Extended Sprints at Makers of Barcelona

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Who should come?

Everyone! You don't need to be a developer to contribute; we need project managers, bug reporters, QA testers, people to help write documentation, etc... If you ARE a developer, but not sure where to get started, we have mentors to show you the ropes.

Do I need to register for DrupalCon to attend sprints?

We have many opportunities to sprint and some require a DrupalCon ticket, but many other don't. Check below to see an overview:

  • Free to attend / No registration required
    • Weekend Sprints at Makers of Barcelona (MOB)
    • Monday Sprints at CCIB - Room 114
    • 24-Hour Supporter Sponsored Sprint Lounge at the Princess Hotel
    • Friday Sprints at CCIB
  • DrupalCon Registration Required
    • Supporter Sponsored Sprint Lounge at CCIB on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - Room 114

    Why are there nine consecutive days of sprints?

    DrupalCon is the time when most people in the Drupal community get together. We try to use this time to share our knowledge as well as further the platform in all possible ways. Therefore there is almost always an opportunity and a place to participate in moving Drupal forward.

    What if I'm new to Drupal and/or sprinting, how can I join?

    If you feel new and would love helping hands, the best day to start is the Friday sprint day. This is the biggest sprint day with hundreds of people sprinting and different opportunities based on experience level. For a guided introduction to the tools and processes we use to collaborate, go to the First Time Sprinter workshop in the morning. If you know the tools but still could use help picking issues and going through the process, the Mentored Core Sprint is for you.

    I worked on Drupal before, which sprints are for me?

    If you have experience with Drupal issues and maybe already know a team/topic, any days of a DrupalCon may be your sprint days, and even both weekends before and after. These sprints do not have formal mentoring available, but of course if you have questions, there are always plenty of friendly people to help you. The community organizes off-site sprint opportunities for the weekends before/after DrupalCon and the event itself provides sprint locations from Monday morning to Friday night throughout the week both in the event venue and in the official event hotel. These sprints are broken down to teams working on different topics.

    Why do I have to sign up?

    Topics (including a general "I will work on anything") are listed in this google doc. It is very important that you sign up for them, so we know what capacity to plan with, so we have enough space (and maybe food/coffee).

    Sign up for sprints

    Further questions?

    Please contact Cathy Theys (YesCT).