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ContributeX: Drupal 8 Needs You

“Contributing to Drupal is life-changing.”

Dries, you couldn’t be more right.

At DrupalCamp Singapore 2014, developers from all over Asia had the opportunity to spend a day focused on learning, collaborating and preparing for Drupal 8.

One takeaway was being reminded of the fact that Drupal 8 still needs significant help from its community to be ready for enterprises to adopt it.

Dries Buytaert (Drupal’s founder) actually gave opening remarks at the event and called for Drupal developers to start reporting (and fixing) bugs for Drupal 8.

We want to help the Drupal community create the best version of Drupal ever; it’s already headed down that path, and with a little #sleepcanwait attitude, a united community can get it there.

So today we’re announcing ContributeX — an event using our special approach to help inspire the Drupal community to jump in the trenches of Drupal 8 and make X happen.

ContributeX is a full-day event inviting Drupal developers to unleash their superhero and contribute to Drupal 8, and in return, the Top 5 contributors will be welcomed into The League of the Extraordinary and be awarded the most coveted X-Team award — a superhero illustration/reimagining of themselves (aka become HEROized).

The “X” in ContributeX represents the infinite ways that a developer can contribute to a community. We want this event to be a reminder to Drupal developers that contributing to Drupal 8 doesn’t have to be building a module — it can be as simple as supporting your colleagues, submitting bug reports, testing, documenting changes, giving someone a high-five, sharing Drupal 8’s progress with the world, and so many other ways.

The first ContributeX will be hosted by one of the best Asian Drupal communities, the Drupal Pilipinas organization from the Philippines, lead by X-Teamers like Paul de Paula and Gerald Villorente.

So we invite every Drupal developer in the Philippines to join us at this first event. We hope to see more of these happen in Asia, and then the rest of the world.

Drupal 8 needs you. Now is your chance to give back to such an extraordinary community. See you there.

Event Details

Location: Microsoft Philippines, 6750 Ayala Avenue, Makati, Philippines. Time: 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sponsored by X-Labs, an X-Team open source support fund.

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