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What is Drupal Ladder?

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This is a presentation for Drupal Meet-up organizers to give to their meet-ups. More info at http://drupalladder.com/

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What is Drupal Ladder?

  1. 1. Drupal LadderA call to action!Learn: drupalladder.orgCollaborate: groups.drupal.org/drupal-ladderTwitter: @drupalladderIRC: #drupal-ladder
  2. 2. In this presentation• What is Drupal Ladder?• What is the mission, should you choose to accept it?• Next steps!
  3. 3. The challenge
  4. 4. Count of contributors
  5. 5. Issues skyrocketing
  6. 6. % of contributors
  7. 7. The goal
  8. 8. How we can do it!
  9. 9. Get people on the ladder! Photos from code sprints By muir.ceardach http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceardach Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)
  10. 10. Ladders and lessons• What are ladders? • A series of steps and lessons to acquire specific skills or knowledge to become a contributor to the Drupal project or a specific initative.• Example ladders: • There is a “Drupal Ladder”. • Now, a “Multilingual Ladder” is in development.
  11. 11. What is the ladder?• Learn sprint. 1 hour. • Get set up with Git, how to test patches, use the issue queue.• Issue sprint. 2-3 hours. • Specific to an initiative, goal is to move issues forward.
  12. 12. Learn Sprint - 1 hr Get started in a learn sprint.
  13. 13. Issue sprints - 2-3 hrs Get involved. Choose an initiative to get excited about.
  14. 14. The Next Ladder! Maintain Hopefully get more maintainers up the ladder!
  15. 15. How it works• It’s not a book, it’s not a learning video.• It’s about connecting people to those who can and want to help them get involved.
  16. 16. Guidance and mentoring built in Maintain Contribute Get started
  17. 17. Boston Initiative
  18. 18. So far...Mar 2012 Aug 2012 May 2013 Aug 2013 Mar 2014DrupalCon DrupalCon D8 DrupalCon DrupalCon DrupalCon Denver Munich code Portland EU US freeze & D8 release +10 user groups hold issue sprints 1.0 release of Drupal Ladder distro Relaunch of drupalladder.org
  19. 19. Status update• About 20 cities have run events.• Just since Munich. User groups in India, Costa Rica, US and UK.• What is our goal?
  20. 20. The PlanMar 2012 Aug 2012 May 2013 Aug 2013 Mar 2014DrupalCon DrupalCon D8 DrupalCon DrupalCon DrupalCon Denver Munich code Portland EU US freeze & D8 release +30 user groups hold issue sprintsCurriculums developed for major D8 initiatives
  21. 21. The PlanMar 2012 Aug 2012 May 2013 Aug 2013 Mar 2014DrupalCon DrupalCon D8 DrupalCon DrupalCon DrupalCon Denver Munich code Portland EU US freeze & D8 release Every active user group hosts an issue sprint 2 out of 100 active users IDed as potential contributors
  22. 22. The PlanMar 2012 Aug 2012 May 2013 Aug 2013 Mar 2014DrupalCon DrupalCon D8 DrupalCon DrupalCon DrupalCon Denver Munich code Portland EU US freeze & D8 release 1 out of 100 active users contribute
  23. 23. Initiative focused• Initiatives are awesome • Distributes decision making among leaders - better way to organize contribution.• Organize involvement around areas of expertise and passion.• Mentoring built in. • Built in mentoring for contribution.
  24. 24. D8 updates often• Visit j.mp/d8core• Scheduled meetings online• Status updates• Specific issues to help on!
  25. 25. Core mentoring• Drupal.org/core- mentoring• Weekly• Guidance, help, patch reviews.
  26. 26. Next steps
  27. 27. Organize a sprint!
  28. 28. Get Involved drupalladder.org• Chat on IRC • Mentoring, support g.d.o/drupal-ladder• Plan sprints on g.d.o • Announce events• Use Drupalladder.org • Step-by-step IRC #drupal-ladder
  29. 29. Which kind?• 1st - Run a Learn Sprint • drupalladder.org/learn-sprints • Good for meet-ups. Really quick.• 2nd - Follow up with an issue sprint • drupalladder.org/issue-sprints • Good for meet-ups and camps.
  30. 30. Tell people about it!
  31. 31. Get the word out• Are you a Drupal meet-up organizer? • Download this presentation and view the slide notes. • Present it at your Drupal meet-up!• Tell people about it! • drupalladder.org/content/get-involved
  32. 32. Who to contact• Learn sprints: • Karyn Cassio (drupal.org: techgirlgeek)• Issue sprints: • Brock Boland (drupal.org: BrockBoland) More about this at drupalladder.org/content/steering-group

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