Announcing the next DSpace 7 (Virtual) Development Sprint, Oct 1-12, Sign up to Learn More and Contribute to DSpace 7!

From Tim Donohue, Technical Lead for DSpace and DSpaceDirect

The third DSpace 7 (Virtual) Development Sprint will take place from October 1-12, 2018.

We are in search of developers interested in joining us for a two week sprint (you need not be available for the entire two weeks). Sprint participants will help us make enhancements / squash bugs in the DSpace 7 codebase. Tasks will be available for both the DSpace 7 UI (using Angular.io) and REST API (using Java / Spring technologies), and will be listed on the Sprint #3 planning page in the coming weeks.

No experience with DSpace 7 codebase is necessary (though experience with prior DSpace releases is recommended). Sprint Coaches will be on hand to help provide ongoing support. However, as no official training/workshops will be held during the sprint, participants will be expected to be proactive in learning new concepts via the provided learning resources (including past workshop/training materials). Don’t worry though, we fully expect participants to have questions and need ongoing support, which is where the Sprint Coaches come in.

Whether you have contributed to DSpace in the past or not, this is great opportunity to learn more about the DSpace 7 Angular UI and/or new REST API. If you’ve never participated in the open source development process, this is a great way to “get your feet wet”, and submit your very first Pull Request (PR) to DSpace!

Signups are open immediately on the below wiki page. Feel free to pass this along to colleagues!
https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/DSpace+7+Community+Sprints

If you or your team have questions, feel free to get in touch, either via email <tdonohue@duraspace.org> or Slack <https://dspace-org.slack.com>.