Contribution Events

Drupal Europe contribution

A contribution event is a get-together for collaborative work on a project. Contributions to a project can include organizing events, designing a user interface, translating text, writing documentation, reviewing other contributions, finding or verifying bugs and submitting reports, or writing code among many, many tasks.

Contribution Events happen all throughout the conference as well as the dedicated Contribution Day on Friday.

Who should come?

Everyone! We need: project managers, bug reporters, designers, QA testers, people to help write documentation, front-end and back-end developers, etc… If you are not sure where to get started, we have mentors to assist you.

We welcome participants from all experience levels, backgrounds, genders, races, sexual identities, religions, ages, and abilities. We particularly welcome community members from marginalized groups. The world is diverse and we can only make the best Drupal experience for everyone with your inclusion.


Why contribute? 

Contribution is an important part of Drupal's growth, and provides great opportunities to get involved in building Drupal itself. Contributions at DrupalCon are your chance to get started with training and mentoring from friendly, experienced contributors. 

If you've already started to work on contributions, come meet other contributors, hang out with them, and work on manageable tasks in the Drupal issue queue. There are many ways to contribute at DrupalCon, please come and collaborate with hundreds of other Drupal community members!


What to bring?

  1. An interest in Drupal contribution
  2. A laptop if you want. Not all ways to contribute require one, though, and we encourage people to “pair up”!


I will need a development environment, how do I set that up?

Everyone! We need: project managers, bug reporters, designers, QA testers, content creators, technical writers, front-end and back-end developers, etc… If you are not sure where to get started, we have mentors to assist you. You are also encouraged to set up your development environment on your own if you prefer. Visit the documentation guide on setting up a local development environment.

Some useful references for development activities:


Do I need to register for DrupalCon to attend a contribution event?

DrupalCon contribution events are free to join but for security & logistical reasons, only the Contribution Day will be open to non-DrupalCon ticket holders. If you are registered to DrupalCon Lille no extra registration is needed, Contribution Day is included in your ticket. 

If you don't have a DrupalCon ticket and would like to attend on Friday only, please pre-register before the 17th of September 2023:

Which contribution event is for me?

Which contribution event is for me?


First-Time Contributor Workshop
First-Time Contributor Workshops
For who?

You are new to the process, you do not know where to start, you are unsure what the tools of contributing to Drupal are? Join us at our First-Time Contributor Workshops.


What to expect?

You will get up to speed with the following community tools:, issue queues, communication channels, and if needed, installing Drupal 8 or 9 locally. Our mentors are excited to get you ready to tackle real issues. Many people will be new to contributing and different opportunities arise based on experience level.

Tue 17 Oct 2023 (Room 2.4 - BoF 4): 17:15 - 18:00 CEST

Wed 18 Oct 2023 (Room 2.4 - BoF 4): 10:30 - 11:15 CEST

Fri 20 Oct 2023 (Room 4.2): 9:00-12:00 CEST

Mentored sprints – stickers for attendees
Mentored Contribution
For who?

You are already familiar with the tools we use such as issue queue, but still could use the help choosing issues and navigating the process? Then, the "Mentored Contribution" is for you.


What to expect?

You will learn while helping to improve Drupal! Plenty of mentors will be available to help you get started. If you are (almost) new to contribution, this is a great place for you after you have completed the First-Time Contribution Workshop

Fri 20 Oct 2023 (Room 4.2): 9:00-18:00 CEST

General Contribution
General Contribution
For who?

You have the experience with Drupal issues and maybe already picked a team/topic? In that case, General Contribution is for you.


What to expect?

You can join one of the many groups, including: Drupal 9, migrate, media, frontend, Promote Drupal and more. Stay tuned for the list of topics. General Contribution does not have formal mentoring available, but if you have questions, there are many friendly people to help or work with you - collaboration is the idea!

General contribution happens every day of the conference and during Friday Contribution Day:

Tue 17 - Fri 20 Oct 2023 (Room 4.1): 9:00-18:00 CEST