One of our goals for the Gift of Open Source this year is to lower the barrier for contributing to open source projects for new contributors. The Pantheon Community team has partnered with AmyJune Hineline (@volkswagenchick) of Kanopi who offered to run some workshops during Gift of Open Source. AmyJune speaks at a LOT of community events in the WordPress and Drupal spaces with a main focus on making participation in open source accessible to everyone. AmyJune will be presenting throughout Gift of Open Source using training materials aimed to help those that are new to contribution, non-coders, or not quite comfortable jumping in alone.
The next two workshops in this series are scheduled Tuesday December 15 at 8 and 11 AM PST. There will be a short demo and talk component with LOTS of time scheduled for Q&A. Bring your questions! If you cannot attend live, never fear! These will be recorded and we will have those recordings available for those that would like them. If you have questions you’d like answered during the live event, you can leave a reply to this forum post or send me a DM.
Coming up first from 8-9 AM PST , AmyJune will be talking about How to Create and Triage Issues with Drupal . Check out her description below and join us on Tuesday at this link (no registration necessary).
Drupal thrives on community input in the forms of feature and support requests, bugs, and roadmaps. Engineers do not know how we use the product unless everyone shares their experiences. Let’s go over how to create an issue that others can understand and start to work on. We’ll also do some basic issue triage to get familiar with the queue.
The second workshop from 1 PM to 2 PM PST on December 16 covers Drupal Documentation Guides. The workshop description is posted below. Join us Wednesday at 1 PM PST using this link (no registration necessary). This workshop had to be rescheduled due to an unexpected scheduling conflict.
Everyone can contribute to Drupal documentation. Drupal beginners are especially welcome. Beginner contributors have a wonderful advantage over the experts because they can tell when steps are skipped and point out when assumptions are made. We will walk through the difference between Official Guides and Community Guides plus get started giving back to Drupal.