DrupalCon Portland 2024: Issue Queue Initiatives

This Wednesday, May 8, I'm speaking at DrupalCon Portland 2024 as part of the Drupal Project Initiatives Keynote. The keynote is kicking off Contribution Day on Wednesday first thing in the morning. I'll be highlighting initiatives and programs that are helping people contribute in a strategic way, and as a result, increasing throughput in the core issue queue. Throughput is the rate that a project’s issues are resolved and committed. And it’s one way to gauge the health of an open source project like Drupal.

Check out these resources to learn more about the initiative and programs I highlight in this presentation.

From the Drupal Association

The Drupal Association has introduced some changes to encourage meaningful contribution. They are described in detail in the following links:

Contribution credit

Community initiatives focused on core issues

2 community initiatives are strategically working in the Drupal core issue queue: Bug Smash Initiative and Needs Review Queue Initiative.

Bug Smash Initiative

The Bug Smash Initiative is a community initiative working on known bugs in Drupal core. Learn more about how you can get involved, how to triage issues, and the initiative's goals and progress:

Join the initiative in the #bugsmash Drupal Slack channel, and work on daily triage target issues.

Needs Review Queue Initiative

The "Drupal Needs Review Queue Initiative" is a targeted effort to address and expedite the review process for issues within the Drupal community. Learn more about the initiative's goals and how you can get involved:

Join this initiative in the #needs-review-queue-initiative Drupal Slack channel to find issues that need review help.

One of the best ways to be strategic with your contribution time is to join a group with well-defined goals and a welcoming attitude. Both of these community initiatives have that. I hope you'll check them out.

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