Oliver Davies

Yay, the Mediacurrent Contrib Half Hour is Back!

2nd March 2018

Back in November, Mediacurrent introduced the contrib half hour - a weekly online meeting to provide guidance and assistance on contributing to Drupal and Drupal projects. A range of topics were covered in the first few sessions, including finding and testing bug fixes, Composer, Drush, and how to re-roll patches.

From Damien's introductory blog post:

Not sure what this whole "patch" thing is? Have a core change that you can't quite finish? Running into a problem with a contrib module, or a theme, or a 3rd party library, and not sure how to fix it? New to maintaining a module and unsure of what to do next? Wondering how to get your module through the security opt-in process? Is your project's issue queue getting you down? Join us every Thursday at noon EST for the Mediacurrent Contrib Half Hour where we'll be available to help solve contrib challenges.

Each week we'll host a live meeting to give step-by-step guidance on some best practices for contributing to Drupal, and provide Q and A assistance for our favorite open source (OSS) content management system (CMS). The meetings will be lead by yours truly, Damien McKenna, a prolific contributor to the Drupal community, and my coworkers here at Mediacurrent.

There is also an updates blog post that continues to show the latest information, and the video recordings are uploaded to YouTube after the session. Here is the first one from November:

I enjoyed watching the first few videos, as I’m always interested in contribution to Drupal and open-source and how to encourage it, but then no new videos were uploaded for a while and I hoped that it hadn’t faded away.

I’m glad to see today that it’s back and that all of the previous videos have been uploaded and added to the YouTube playlist, and that on the update post there are scheduled topics for the rest of this month including documentation and automated testing.

I do enjoy watching these, and I like both the presentation and Q&A format that they alternate between. I’ll look forward to catching up over the next few days, and to hopefully seeing them continue to be uploaded after future meetings.

Thanks Damien and Mediacurrent!

Questions? Comments? I’m @opdavies on Twitter, or send me an email.

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Oliver Davies is a full-stack Web Developer and System Administrator based in the UK. He is a Senior Developer at Microserve and a part-time freelancer specialising in Drupal, Symfony and Laravel development and Linux systems administration.