What is a sprint?

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Frequently asked questions about Sprints

What is a sprint?

Drupal sprints are opportunities to join existing teams and further Drupal the software, our processes, drupal.org and so on.

Do I need to be a pro developer?

No, not at all. First of all sprints include groups working on user experience, designs, frontend guidelines, drupal.org software setup, testing improvements, figuring out policies, improving documentation, etc. However you can be more productive at most sprints if you have a laptop.

Why should we sprint at DrupalSouth?

DrupalSouth brings people in the Drupal community 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 Saturday sprint day. This is the biggest sprint day with lots 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 Sprint is for you.

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

If you have experience with Drupal issues, perhaps you already know what you'd like to work on? Consider organising a sprint of your own and get some friends to join you to tackle critical issues, or perhaps port a favourite module to Drupal8. 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. Someties the community organises off-site sprint opportunities before and after the event. There will also be space at the Exhibition centre to sprint throughout DrupalSouth, and a "Birds of a Feather" room to book to discuss things.

What now?

Please indicate your interest in attending a sprint, so we can plan accordingly. Contact us!

Credit: Thanks to Gábor Hojtsy for most of these words, that we've copied and adapted for DrupalSouth - see the original