As people say, the best way to learn is by doing! Did you ever want to have a better multilingual solution in Drupal? Well, Drupal 8 is a big chance. While not everything will be perfect, it will be worlds apart from Drupal 7 in all the good ways. To quote some feedback from DrupalCon Prague: The work you have done for translations is a 'game changer' for the future of Drupal. and Can't wait to be able to use it on production!
The best way to get started is to help fix the remaining issues! You not only get to have your hands on the new features in Drupal 8 and learn the intricacies of them, but also get mentorship on how to build with them and also help Drupal 8 get out sooner and be a better solution. We also have a lot of fun! Full of win!
To join in-person sprints, we have some options for you in the upcoming two months:
- First up is BADCamp where you can join the amazing YesCT, Schnitzel, Kristen Pol (also presenting about Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 multilingual solutions in sessions) and several other great people sprinting on making Drupal 8 multilingual. The sprint goes all the way from the 21st of October to the 29th.
- There are also camps on the 26th/27th weekend in Caceres, Spain and Essen, Germany. Note that these are non-English speaking events. There are multilingual team luminaries at each event, so look for people like penyaskito (presenting Drupal 8 multilingual goodness in Caceres), attrib (presenting the same in Essen), webflo, and others. Sprint space / time commitments at these events are not guaranteed.
- DrupalCamp Budapest is on the 16th and 17th of November in Hungary, with the second day purely reserved for sprints. This is a great opportunity for hungarian speakers to engage in some core work. Early arrival and leaving late on the sprint day helps to make a dent! I'll be there.
- I'll also be in full force at and after DrupalCamp Vienna in Austria. This is an English speaking international event. Given Vienna is an entities/fields stronghold, we'll get to work with fago, fubhy, yched, etc. The sprints run between the 24th and 26th of November. So far I'm the only one specifically signed up for the multilingual sprint there, so don't let me be lonely!
If you cannot make it to the in-person sprints, we are congregating in the #drupal-i18n IRC channel and have a meeting there every other Wednesday. See meeting dates/times on the front page of http://www.drupal8multilingual.org/.