Become a Drupal developer. Local class created by Acquia Certified Drupal Grand Master

ashrafabed's picture
2017-02-05 12:00 - 2017-02-10 12:00 UTC
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Training (free or commercial)


I am a Technical Architect working at Acquia who has attained the Drupal Grand Master certification. Over 5 semesters, my team and I have taught and refined a career-changing Drupal development course at Debug Academy in the greater Washington D.C. area. For the first time, this course is coming to Portland, OR, to be taught by Robert Foley, the Director of Technology at The Mighty Guild, who I have had the pleasure of working with on one of Acquia's largest projects.

I wanted to share that our next ‪Drupal‬ ‪developer‬ class will be held in Portland, OR, beginning this February. The class is part time (twice a week - 1 weekday evening, 1 weekend morning) and spans 3 months. Additionally, the class will be accessible to fully remote (online) students, if they prefer. Apply at our student-built website - the clear path to a new career.

As a direct result of taking our class, our graduates have received (and accepted) job offers from well known development companies such as Acquia, Taoti, Mobomo, Booz Allen, and more. Furthermore, each of those companies has given job offers to students who had no development experience prior to enrolling in the class.

By taking this class and dedicating the appropriate amount of time to learning its material, you will be in great shape for moving to the next phase of your career. The majority of our students are referred by previous graduates, which we are very proud of.

Additionally - we boast a stellar student to teacher ratio, ensuring that the class remains accessible to individuals of any level of experience. There will be a teacher and a TA available during every class, and myself and our alumni are also available in the class chatroom at all hours. With our small class sizes and personalized curriculum, there is no better way to change your career.

Let me know if you have any questions, I'm happy to answer them.

Take the plunge into an exciting new career!


Guiding you into a new career and a bright future!

emptyvoid's picture


I'm Robert Foley and I will be teaching the classes that Debug Academy has been promoting. I firmly believe that learning the skills to be a web developer and or software engineering can be a positive move to improve your standard of living while opening up opportunities to not just have a "job" but a life long career.

Industry news reports and technical white papers show strong job position needs not only in 2015 (when the report was released). But it concludes that the skill gap and open positions in the technology industry will double every year. This need is a great opportunity to start a new career in an industry that is sure to only grow.

(read more about the data here)

So, what are you waiting for?

I look forward to starting you on this life long journey of discovery and self improvement! Every journey starts with the first step and we're here to be your guide.

Robert Foley Jr
Solutions Architect

Former Student, Current Developer

fsabbagh's picture


I just wanted to share a little of my experience with Debug Academy. I took the class in late 2015, at the recommendation of a friend of mine. Having never coded before with a degree in Psychology, I felt uneasy just jumping into a new skill that I thought I was too old to learn.

I was wrong.

This class was amazing. 3 months, 2x a week, you learn HTML, CSS, PHP and, of course, Drupal! (Drupal's awesome, btw. In case you haven't heard of a lot of sites using it, is one of them!) Anyways, back to the class. We started from the ground up, building actual paying client sites using mockup images and then added the functionality to it. I won't give away too much so you can take the class yourself and learn how incredible it is but this program really caters to the beginners, the busy and those just wanting to learn a new programming language.

I finished the class and kept practicing and before I knew it, I landed a new job! I've been working as a Drupal Developer for about 6 months now (and making much more $$ than I was...) It's not just a job. It's something I also enjoy doing! Get involved. It is definitely worth it!