Sooo I’m creating a new category – “fake it till you make it”. Let’s call it FITYMI (I think I’ll pronounce it fitoomie). These are things which can help you get more into the Drupal/open source community.
First few (maybe I’ll expand on their merits and challenges later):
- Create an account at drupal.org
- Join some groups at drupalgroups.org (and if you want to sound cooler, call it DGO)
- Hint: I wouldn’t recommend posting to any of the DGO groups until you get the feel for the group, or until you really, really have something to ask/say. People are nice on DGO, but (at least in my experience) the groups tend to be pretty businesslike.
- Join drupal.stackexchange.com – This is an excellent site for finding answers to your Drupal questions, or any other coding questions.
- Warning: If you ask a question on StackExchange and that question (or one like it) has already been asked, there’s a significant chance that someone will point you to the other question and shut down your question. It’s not a bad thing, but it feels a little crappy.
More to come (hopefully)!