Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative sprint at and after BADCamp 2012!
The Drupal 8 feature freeze is on us! As of this writing, there are only 65 days to go, which is just a little over 9 weeks remaining before new features are not allowed anymore. In the Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative, we have some pretty ambitious goals that involve big scale features, like general language support for the new configuration system, entity and property translation in core and much better automated interface translation management. We have been progressing pretty well, but have a lot to be done still.
BADCamp 2012 is coming up as a great opportunity to get some finishing touches on our big changes (not to postpone our current work further!). If you can make it to BADCamp, this would be a great opportunity to do a final run at the remaining pieces. So we are planning to use the BADCamp facilities to sprint throughout the event and then extend for two more days to focus on sprinting only at a nearby location (co-located with other sprints). That means I would lead a sprint from the 2nd to the 6th of November. My personal availability on the 3rd and 4th is dependent on session and booth obligations as well, although those should be the exception, not the rule.
Remember, if you need financial help, scholarship applications are open until October 1st, so make sure to apply as soon as possible (and let me know as well if you did). Everybody contributing can be eligible for a scholarship (although no guarantees)!
It is of course not obligatory to be available on all sprint days, we figured out a structure to welcome new sprinters every day on our previous sprints and testing and code review is always welcome. We'll work hard to have code to review and extend for you, even if you are not always available. If you need to leave early, that also should not be a problem. If you are only available remotely, please still sign up and indicate that on the sheet! We will be hanging out on the #drupal-i18n channel and work with remote sprinters too.
It possible to join remotely! For example some key people in the community got together to organize BADCamp Switzerland, which coincides with the last day of BADCamp and the two extra days we spend with sprinting. You can join in person in Zurich or join online in the Central European timezone as well. More information on that and signup at http://groups.drupal.org/node/259823
Nobody should drop their keyboards until the sprint of course! There is plenty of work to do that you can help with from any of our top priority tasks in the meantime. If you need help picking from that list, let me know and I can help you personally. We hold initiative IRC meetings every week now with the next one coming up on October 5th, follow meeting announcement in the initiatives group.
The extended sprinting space and my involvement is sponsored by Acquia, while many sprinters are sponsored by the BADCamp scholarship programme. Thanks!