This week’s notes will be all about something unique, which happened last week: a 7 day long sprint for Drupal.org.
The sprint happened during Drupal Developer Days, an amazing event, which this year took place in Szeged, Hungary. Overall more than 300 people took part in the conference, with 3 days of sessions, but the main focus of the event was on contribution sprints. All week long people we working on Drupal 8 core, Drupal 8 Search and Entity Field API, Documentation, Migration, MongoDB, REST and authentication, Rules for Drupal 8 and, of course, Drupal.org.
I came specifically to lead the sprint on Drupal.org, and it turned out to be much more successful than I expected. So what did we do?
Sprints started on Monday, and the start was exciting. There were 20 Drupal.org development environments created on our development server for the sprints. On Monday, people started working on them. And they were working so hard, as well as all other sprinters, who were massively doing git checkouts of Drupal 8, that Drupal.org hit its VLAN transit limit on outgoing traffic. Because of that the website was *very* slow for everyone in the world for a few hours. We were essentially a DoS attack on Drupal.org.. Then our infrastructure team worked to up the limit, and we could work again.
After such a nice start, we managed to get a lot done! There were 3 main focuses for the sprint:
- Cleaning-up leftover issues from Drupal 7 upgrade
- Making Bluecheese (Drupal.org’s theme) responsive
- Modernizing Drupal.org testbot
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