The PreviousNext team are sponsoring and helping to run the sprint day on Wednesday, November 15th 2017, and there are a few things you can do now to hit the ground running on the day.
What's a Sprint Day about anyway?
Contribution Sprints are a great opportunity to get involved in contributing to Drupal. Contributions don't have to be just about code. Issue triage, documentation, and manual testing are examples of non-code contributions.
If you are new to contributing, you can take a look at the New Contributor tasks on the Drupal.org Contributor Tasks page.
While there will be experienced contributors there on the day to help, keep in mind, this is not a training session. :-)
Set Up a Development Environment
There is more than one way to shear a sheep, and there is also more than one way to set up a local development environment for working on Drupal.
We've create a Drupal project starter kit for sprint attendees which should speed up this process. Head over to https://github.com/previousnext/drupal-project and follow the README.
If you have any issues, feel free to post them in the Github issue queue https://github.com/previousnext/drupal-project/issues and we'll try and resolve them before the day.
Find Issues to Work On
If you want to see what might be an interesting issue to work on, head over to the Drupal.org Issue Queue and look for issues tagged with 'DrupalSouth 2017'. These are issues that others have tagged.
You can also tag an issue yourself to be added to the list.
Being face-to-face with fellow contributors is a great opportunity to have discussions and put forward ideas. Don't feel like you need to come away from the day having completed lines and lines of code.
We look forward to seeing you all there!