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This Week in Drupal Core: September 18, 2013

"Cross Posted from Drupal.org"

Welcome to the inaugural entry in the "This Week in Drupal Core" series, which aims to highlight cool happenings in and around Drupal core for people who don't have their home pages set to http://drupal.org/project/issues/user (as shocking as it may be to hear, apparently these people exist ;)).

Overall, energy in the core queue has largely been spent around readying things for DrupalCon Prague (in just a few short days, EEEEE!), which means a particular focus on un-blocking various initiatives, completing conversions, and improving developer experience so our presentations are a lot less embarrassing. :D

Notable Commits

The best of git log --since "1 week ago" --pretty=oneline (97 commits in total):

Drupal 8 Around the Interwebs

Blog posts about Drupal 8 and how much it's going to rock your face.

Drupal 8 in Meat-Space

DrupalCon Prague is next week! Both before and after the conference (September 21 - 29), there will be extended Drupal 8 sprints and Sprint Day on Friday, where hoards of Drupal developers will gather in order to actively work on a range of Drupal 8 topics including multilingual, web services, mobile, accessibility, and more!

If you've never been to a sprint before, essentially it's groups of people with laptops and whiteboards, seated around tables which each have a focus on a specific topic area (and normally have candy, too! ;)). There are both technical and non-technical topics, so everyone is welcome! You sit down at a table, ask for something to work on (or bring a suggestion of your own) and collaborate directly with lead core developers on the various aspects of Drupal 8. It's a wonderful way to meet friends, learn new things, and have a tangible impact on making Drupal 8 awesome!

Sound like fun to you? Sign up for the before/after DrupalCon sprints, and come by on Friday for either the Contribution Sprints if you want to get down to business, or the Getting Involved with Core Sprint if you'd like a bit more hand-holding and specific direction from mentors.

Whew! That's a wrap!

Busy week! :) Hope you found this helpful, and see you in Prague! If you'd like to volunteer for helping to draft these posts, please ping webchick on IRC. :)

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