Mentored Core Sprint

Date: Friday, 3 October
Time: 09:00-18:00

Mentored Core Sprint and First-time Sprinter Workshop will be at the Amsterdam RAI. Go to Entrance E (located to the left of Entrance G). Check in on the ground level and then go to the upper level (Ruby lounge and Room E102).

What is it

Come help with core! Dozens of mentors will be available to help you get started. If you're not sure where to start contributing, or not even sure about the whole sprint thing, this is for you! One of our many sprints, this sprint mentored sprint also includes an optional workshop to help you set up tools like IRC, git, and a Drupal 8 development environment.
The "Mentored Core Sprint" has been held at DrupalCon since Sydney 2013 and at many local and regional Drupal events.

Why come

If you're like most Drupal developers, you've been telling yourself for months that you should start contributing to Drupal core. This sprint is your chance to get started with in-person training and mentoring from friendly, experienced core contributors. If you've already started to work on core, come meet other contributors, hang out in person, and work on manageable tasks in the Drupal core queue. The goal is to help you help with core.

Who it's for

This sprint is intended for first-time contributors and anyone with Drupal site building experience to learn how to contribute to Drupal core. Our mentors will help match tasks suitable for programmers and non-programmers alike.

What to expect

We'll kick things off with a brief introduction, and then we'll help match people with issues that are right for their skill levels and areas of interest. Free training is also provided to help new contributors set up a development environment and learn about the contribution process.

What to bring

  1. An interest in Drupal contribution
  2. A laptop with a Drupal 8 development environment

How to get set up

Don't have your development environment yet? No problem! Come to one of the following free events for help getting everything set up:

  • Core Mentoring
  • BoFs during the week

Setting up a Drupal 8 environment

You're also encouraged to set up your Drupal 8 development environment on your own if you prefer.
Here's what you'll need:

  1. An account on
  2. Dreditor, a browser plugin for Firefox and Chrome.
  3. And local tools.
  4. Two options for setting up local tools:


Who you'll meet

Sprint leads

Sprint mentors and trainers

Dmytro Danylevskyi (danylevskyi), Bas van der Veen (basvanderveen), Jelle Doornbos (phiend), Tanvir Ahmad (TanvirAhmad), Stuart Clark (Deciphered), Aimee Degnan (Aimee Degnan), Tim Erickson (stpaultim), Vijaya Chandran Mani ( vijaycs85), Shyam Kumar Kunkala (shyam kumar kunkala), Karol Bryksa (henk), Christian López Espínola (penyaskito), Ryan Weal (Ryan Weal), Alina Mackenzie (alimac), David Hernandez ( davidhernandez), Kalpana Goel (kgoel), Matthew Radcliffe (mradcliffe), Chris Ward (chrischinchilla), Valery Lourie(valthebald), Gregg Marshall (greggmarshall), Ryen Sven Berg (svenryen), Oliver Davies (opdavies), John Ennew (ceng), Marc Van Gend (marcvangend), Clemens Tolboom (clemens.tolboom), Lee Kelsey (Amstercad), Salim Karam (salimos), Chris McCafferty (cilefen), Cool Vky (coolvky), David Stoline (dstol), Bruno Neyra (barraponto), Tamás Hajas (thamas), Sander Tirez (sqndr), Roderik Muit (roderik), Lauri Eskola (lauriii), Erik Stielstra (Sutharsan), Andy Footner (lazysoundsystem), Jared Smith (jaredsmith), Chandeep Khosa (ChandeepKhosa), Thom Toogood (8thom), Alex Burrows (aburrows), Shyamala Rajaram (Shyamala), Patrick Drotleff (patrickd), Janez Urevc (slashrsm), Pieter Frenssen (pfrenssen), Arradi Nur Rizal (neoxavier), Emma Karayiannis (emma.maria), Rachel Lawson (rachel_norfolk)
Sign up to help
List will be updated as mentors sign up.
(^ drupalcon grant, + drupalcon scholarship, * free mentor ticket)

Want to help mentor?

Are you already familiar with setting up a development environment or with the core contribution process? Want to help other contributors? We need lots of mentors to work with our first-time contributors.