Drupal Global Training Day is a worldwide training day designed to introduce people to the Drupal project.
The next #learndrupal day is Friday 14th December!
Previous Global Training Days.
These are training courses that are designed to bring a student from no-Drupal knowledge to a place where they can choose to be a developer, themer, designer, site architect, engineer, etc.
Working with training providers from around the world, Drupal day is a single day where a student can attend a training in most major cities worldwide.
Measurements of success
- # of attendees annually (1,000 minimum, 2,000 BHAG)
- # of markets:
- Initially: (5 North America, 5 EMEA, 2 South America, 2 Asia-Pacific)
- Program maturity: (15 in North America, 15 EMEA, 8 South America, 8 Asia-Pacific)
- Survey follow-ups
- Per course Metrics
- >= 10 attendees per course
- Course surveys
- # of markets (ex. # in EMEA, # in South America, # in Asia)
- Survey follow-ups
|Who Trains?||Who are the students?||Student Expectations|
||A one-day workshop that teaches the many aspects of Drupal. Covers the framework, the API (why it's important), and the most-important modules. Learning from community experts students will learn about Drupal and why it's the world's leading CMS. Students will walk out with a full website with core functionality including blogs, forums, polls, categorized content, contact forms, and many other features.|
People evaluating Drupal or that have recently switched to Drupal.
Evaluators: IT Leads/IT Engineers/Tech Guys/Tech Gals/Sysadmins/Web Masters/Web Editors/Content Creators
Switched to Drupal: Internal IT staff that has recently moved to Drupal but they did not do the switch (e.g. an external consultant built the site)
The person in the office that is doing the clicking on the website to configure, develop, and build the site.
What Participating Companies can expect from the Association
The Association is dedicated to launching, organizing, and supporting this initiative. We want all Drupal training companies to support and join in this efforts. We are committed to using our resources to bring more students into the Drupal community.
Announcement page at: http://www.drupal.org/learn-drupal
Targeted advertisements on Drupal.org
Utilizing media trades
Geotargeting on our mailing list (Membership newsletter, bizconnect, etc.)
Utilize the community to spread the word (word of mouth campaign)
How we pull this off
Partner with training organizations who will provide the training. We provide marketing and conduit for students to find the courses, the training providers deliver the training.
Would require: marketing and coordination efforts
Funded by: Underwriting, targeted advertisements
History of Global Training Days
- February 24, 2012
As soon as we announced a proposed date, Feb 24th in our draft plans, we got a great response. Kudos to the community members who took the initiative to plan events.
- June 22, 2012
On June 22nd we had another great Global Training Day, more locations this time!