Multilingual Drupal at DrupalCon Munich: Training, Code Sprints, and More!
There will be a hive of activity around multilingual Drupal at DrupalCon Munich 2012! Whether you're new to multilingual Drupal or a developer wanting to change how Drupal works with languages, there are lots of opportunities to get involved.
On August 20th, there will be a multilingual training for those new to multilingual site building with Drupal. Learn about the latest techniques and best practices for getting your site up and running in multiple languages. I'll be presenting the training along with Alex Dergachev and Gábor Hojtsy. It's going to be a whirl-wind day of multilingual Drupal learning, so don't miss out!
The conference includes a huge code sprint for the Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative (D8MI). This initiative is led by Gábor Hojtsy and involves improving multilingual support for Drupal 8. Goals include getting entity translation into core and improving the interface for installing and configuring languages. It's an ambitious sprint with lots to be done from writing and testing core patches to writing documentation.
The sprint kicks off on August 18th, 19th, and 20th. There will also be a post-conference sprint on August 24th, 25th, and 26th. On Friday, Aug 24th, the sprint will take place at the conference venue. The venue on the other days is TBA. Sign up for the sprint whether you're participating in person or from home.
Code Sprints and Training at DrupalCon Munich
The conference includes a two multilingual-focused talks:
- My session about Multilingual Content in Drupal 7 and 8 (Tuesday at 3:45pm) will focus on multilingual site building and approaches to content translation. With the entity translation module being adopted as part of Drupal 8, site builders will have more flexibility when it comes to structuring multilingual content.
- Gábor Hojtsy's session Drupal 8's Multilingual Wonderland (Wednesday at 1pm) is a core conversation covering all the progress and plans for multilingual support in Drupal 8. This should be a great session for those looking to get involved in the post-DrupalCon sprint.
So far, there are four multilingual BoFs scheduled:
- TMGMT and Multilingual Drupal (Thursday at 3:15pm) will cover plans for the powerful Translation Management Tool module
- Multilingual Web LT BoF (Tuesday at 1pm) will talk about the W3C standardization project
- Apache Solr Multilingual / Apache Solr Config Generator (Tuesday at 5pm) will discuss plans for the Multilingual Apache Solr module.
- There will also be a Multilingual Q&A BoF (Wednesday at 10:15am) for any multilingual site builders or developers wanting to share knowledge and ask questions about all things Drupal multilingual.
Overall, it's going to be an exciting conference for Drupal multilingual. If you haven't already, bookmark the events and sessions above and we'll see you in Munich!