Iowa City Drupal Global Sprint Weekend 2015 Recap

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:29am

This past weekend fullerja, genjohnson and I organized an Iowa City meetup as part of the 2015 Drupal Global Sprint Weekend. While the global sprint weekend event is not new, this was the first time that Iowa City had an organized event as part of it.

Sprint participants working on computers

We had 9 attendees:

  • 6 Iowa City
  • 1 Coralville
  • 1 remote,
  • 1 Des Moines- which is about an hour and 45 minutes away!

The attendees had a range of skillsets and experience levels and for many, this was their first sprint. Thankfully, Gen printed and brought Drupal Sprint Task Cards which attendees could use to gain familiarity with some tasks they could accomplish at the sprint.

What we did


Drupal 7

  • Created/rerolled patches for contrib modules
  • Worked on some work-related tasks

Drupal 8

  • Explored Drupal 8 for the first time (Explorer card)
  • Created 4 patches relating to core themes, install documentation and help text
  • Rerolled 2 patches relating to core themes and contextual links
  • Created 2 interdiffs
  • Reviewed patches relating to CKEditor integration, core themes, help text
  • Issue queue triage (closed duplicate issues, revised issue summaries)

Thanks to Cody and Gen for supplying snacks/coffee and James for buying pizzas!