Contribution Sprints

What is a contribution sprint? 

Project contributions were traditionally referred to as sprints. In 2019, we updated the name to ‘contributions’ in order to reflect that all are welcome to participate! A contribution sprint is a get-together for focused work on a project. Contribution sprints (formerly known as just "sprints") are an important part of Drupal's growth, and provide great opportunities to get involved in contributing to Drupal itself. There are many contribution sprints scheduled for DrupalCon, so come and collaborate in person with hundreds of other Drupal community members!

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 assist you.

Do I need to register for DrupalCon to attend a contribution sprint or the contribution sprint day?

DrupalCon contribution sprints are free to attend Monday through Friday at the DrupalCon venue, however, note that all other aspects of DrupalCon require a ticket, including the exhibitor showcase, luncheons, keynote speech, etc. 

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

Those who are new are invited to attend the First-Time Contributor Sprint workshop. Many people will be contributing and different opportunities arise based on experience level.

If you know the tools but could still use help choosing issues and navigating the process, the Mentored Core Contribution Sprint is for you.

DrupalCon Seattle Schedule Breakdown

Day Time
Monday, April 8 Contribution Hub 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
First Time Contributor Workshop 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, April 9 Contribution Hub 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
First Time Contributor Workshop 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, April 10 Contribution Hub 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday, April 11 Contribution Hub 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday, April 12

First Time Contributor Workshop 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mentored Contribution 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
General Contribution 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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

If you have experience with Drupal issues and maybe already know a team/topic, any of the DrupalCon contribution sprint days may be for you. These contributions do not have formal mentoring available, but of course, if you have questions, there are many friendly people to help you.

For more information, read our blog post about Becoming a DrupalCon Mentor

It helps all contributors to be aware what everybody is working on and when. You can let everybody know what you are working on and when by adding your name to the: 

 Contribution Attendance Spreadsheet