During the week June 24th a mass of Drupal folks will converge on Dublin, Ireland for Drupal Dev Days. This year, in addition to the three days of DrupalCamp that is happening (June 28-30), there is also a week of sprints leading up to the camp, and to the Drupal 8 code freeze deadline. This is it. If it's going to be in Drupal 8, it needs to happen before the end of June. Once we get beyond code freeze, our focus will shift to polishing what's there, fixing bugs, and cleaning up performance. (For more info about this, you can read all about the Drupal 8 release cycle.)
While the name of event could lead you to believe this is only for developers, this will be a crowd of people from all skills and experience. The camp itself will have sessions for a range of interests and levels, and the sprints will need people to cover a wide range of work to get things done in time. There will be a lot of opportunities to learn, as well as dig in and get your hands dirty, working on real problems to be solved. If you ever wanted to experience the Drupal community in its glory, Drupal Dev Days proves to be one of the best events this year to feel that energy and make a difference.
We're proud to support this event as a sponsor, and as presenters. In the spirit of helping Drupal core, and helping new folks be part of that experience, we are once again offering the free Community Tools workshop, on Friday, June 28th. Addison Berry will be leading this workshop, along with a host of volunteers, to show you how the community communicates, and get you set up with the tools you need to get up to speed. You'll also be able to listen to Juampy work his magic in a session or two (the final session selection isn't done quite yet) and catch Sally Young sprinting hard. If you see us around, please come up and introduce yourself. We'll also have a handful of sparkly Drupal superhero stickers to show the world how much you rock, so we hope to see you soon in Dublin!