This is a group to organize and discuss the development of Drupal learning experience for helping people master Drupal.
See an inventory of all education related groups: http://groups.drupal.org/node/172069
Please post here:
- Discussion about Drupal training programs and training opportunities
- Links or information about courseware & learning materials for training (tag as "materials")
- Post Training events - News about upcoming and past training events or if you offer Drupal training services (tag as "training" or "training, events" or "training, services")
- Discussions related to an open curriculum (tag as "open curriculum")
- Review the current Open Curriculum proposal:
Open Curriculum: Definitions – Scenarios – Roadmap – Skill sets – Open certification – References - Roles
Join the discussions here on g.d.o, on IRC at #drupal-skillmap, or on Twitter with the tag #drupalskillmap!
If you're interested in setting up local learning sessions - please visit the Drupal Dojo too.
I'm reposting this here from http://drupalkata.com/curriculum/node/466 at Gus Austin's request.
Inspired by the IRC discussion on 3 May, here are some notes on criteria by which we could judge the success of a curriculum design project. Sorry, it's all very sketchy and provisional but perhaps can serve as some sort of contribution to the discussion.
A useful/good curriculum will have the following properties (sort of a unit test for the curriculum):Read more
- Our next meeting will be Monday, May 10th, 3PM Eastern time (US)
- Come up with an agenda for next week's meeting. Also, Ryan needs more experience moderating meetings on IRC.
- Interested parties should use a wiki page to collaborate on a list of possible Jobs or Roles. See below.
Have an example of a community mediated open curriculum?
In the most recent #drupal-dojo chat we had last night (or yesterday afternoon) we laid out some plans to start stirring a discussion around a community-mediated curriculum. We're first talking about developing a common language and working on our goals for the group.
To this end, it's good to look at how other open source communities have traversed the same ground.
The WaSP Interact project is a great example. http://interact.webstandards.org/Read more
It's time for the next round of Design to Theme workshops. The topics covered in these workshops solve the hotspots of frustration for designers and novice themers:
- Design to Theme -- learn how to convert a "Photoshop" file to a Drupal theme. Photoshop not required. Sample screenshots will use the free software tool GiMP. Starts May 11.
- Advanced Layout Techniques -- if you've never want to write another line of PHP and you want to deploy advanced layouts for your themes this course is designed for you. Starts May 12.
As one who would love to attend the DUG meeting each month, but inevitably has a conflict of one sort or another limiting my attendance, I'd be very interested in exploring the potential of a virtual meeting--similar to what other local drupal communities are doing see Drupal Dojos, Hack Nights, and Cafés in your community
Perhaps we could experiment with extending the live event to include virtual participation or perhaps we could pull together short virtual lunchtime or evening events. Has the Seattle DUG done anything like this in the past?Read more
Going to demo Development Seed's Feature Server, existing features and potential new features. Come if you want to learn what can be done, why you should be doing it, how it can help you in the long run, and what the new features for tomorrow will probably be.
How to Attend?
Register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/822441680
I will be walking through the install of Drupal7 Alpha3 and some basic configuration.
If you haven't even looked at Druapl7 yet, check this out!
How to Attend
Click the following link to register and attend:
Title: Drupal 7 Fundamentals
Status: Commencing April 2010
Format: Weekly webcasts mixed with ongoing workshops, tutorials, and documentation.
Producers: Open Learning Labs
Organizers: Doug Vann (dougvann), Gus Austin (gusaus), Stacy Wray (stacywray), and a rotating cast of community mentors.
Description: An introductory track that covers the ins and outs of Drupal 7. The course will cover everything from creating new content types, adding images, creating custom user profiles, managing users, and more..
This Drupal* training workshop will take place on Monday, May 24, 2010, from 9:00AM to 5:00PM at CompuWorks in sunny Boston, MA. If you've enjoyed the Drupaltherapy screencasts then this is your chance to spend a day with the same level of high quality instruction in a supportive learning environment.Read more
Drupalversity seems to be building quite a bit of momentum, so it would be good to hold a BoF session at DrupalconSF so we can discuss how we're going to get it started. I don't know when or where the BoF will take place, but we can work that out later.
For details on what Drupalversity is, see the blurb below. It was written with n00bs in mind but it should be clear in there that there is work that can be done by Drupalistas from lots of different backgrounds and with various skillsets and levels of experience.Read more
This Drupal* training workshop will take place on Friday, April 9, 2010, from 9:00AM to 5:00PM at CompuWorks in sunny Boston, MA. If you've enjoyed the Drupaltherapy screencasts, then this is your chance to spend a day with the same level of high quality instruction in a supportive learning environment.Read more
April 12, 2010: One Day Drupal Architecture Training in Philadelphia
The key to building a great Drupal site is smart architectural decisions at the beginning of the project. An understanding of Drupal architecture is critical for site-builders as well as project managers, well-informed decision makers, and designers working with Drupal.Read more
Intro to Drupal Module Development
Our Introduction to Module Development class provides a hands-on crash course in solving specific problems by building custom modules. This training focuses on how to approach a specific problem that existing modules simply do not solve. Students follow along in individual development sandboxes as we guide them through putting Drupal's APIs to work. Attendees will leave the class with a working knowledge of Drupal's menu, form and hook systems as well as the database layer.Read more
PHP for Drupal
This day-long training will be an introduction to PHP from a Drupal perspective. We'll introduce you to PHP syntax, key Drupal functions, Drupal coding standards, and get you reading and writing some Drupal code. We'll also get you used to using the Drupal codebase and API to solve problems.
This training is designed for folks who have Drupal experience but are new to writing code, or have coding experience but are new to PHP or Drupal.Read more
Zivtech is excited to announce another round of trainings in NYC. This time we're offering a more advanced three-day training aimed at helping site builders, designers, and Drupal site administrators climb the Drupal learning curve.
Three Day Drupal Module Development Training in New York
I'm excited to announce that the Google Summer of Code is happening again in 2010! Last year Drupal went a perfect 18-for-18, meaning that all of our students passed the SoC, and we even got a "bonus student" who worked on Drupal module for the Creative Commons.
Please help get the SoC started by joining the Google Summer of Code 2010 group, and by posting project ideas to the group! Student Proposals should be marked as such in the "Project Type", as the students will get first dibs on that project idea once the voting starts. All other project ideas should be marked "Community Proposal" and will be open to all SoC applicants.
If you are a student thinking of applying to the program I highly suggest you do the following things:Read more
Now that this project has started to move, I've started to think about it less in terms of something that I can build myself and more in terms of a bigger project that lots of different people can contribute to, usually in a relatively small way.Read more
We've been booted out of our own group (the reasons given made sense) so I'm re-posting to this to other groups.
This is the original Drupalversity wiki page that was originally at http://groups.drupal.org/node/44418. I fully expect it to be broken up into subpages at some point.
This page will contain a few trial Drupalversity courses.Read more