We are holding a free mentoring & collaboration day on Saturday, February 1 from 10am to 5pm at the Lewis Library in Princeton, New Jersey.
This event aims to promote greater involvement with the Drupal project and community, which is one of the goals of DrupalCamp NJ. Lunch will be provide to all those who participate.
This free event is open to anyone interested in Drupal. Come for mentoring to get started with Drupal, learn how to contribute, or sit down with friends to work on building a Drupal site, module, or theme. If you have a Drupal project in progress, are writing some code, or want to help solve a Drupal bug this is a great chance to share your knowledge, get some advice, and find some like-minded company.
Not a coder?
There will be mentors available for those who need a little help to get started. We will have a mini workshop in the morning for first-time contributors from 10am to noon. Mentors can help with setting up the necessary tools, understanding which types of issues to work on, and even give live demos of the complete contribution process (from finding an issue, fixing the problem, making a patch, uploading a patch, and reviewing the patch for commit). Not everyone who works on open source projects is a developer. Smaller tasks help the less experienced gain confidence and experience, which, in turn, leads to more contributions. Code is very important, but so are all the other parts.