OpenDrupal aims to open new doors into Drupal. It can be difficult to start a career as a Drupal developer, and many young people aren’t aware it’s an option. With cooperation from developers, educators and the community, we can create high quality, free and Open Source training materials to make it easier to run effective Drupal training programmes.
Let’s make it easier to become part of the Drupal community, encourage and enable companies to invest in Apprenticeships, Internships and Training, and work together, sharing knowledge and setting standards.
For more info see the website: http://opendrupal.org
We've started prototyping a curriculum in Google Drive, here: https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0ByiysEQCBIteU3Q4eU1JT01PcEU/edit
Please do not post job adverts in this group. This group is about creating training programmes, and nobody will look here for job adverts. You can use the Drupal Jobs group here: http://groups.drupal.org/drupal-jobs
Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions are informal, unofficial meet-ups at Drupalcons, which anyone can organize.
Come and join Chandeep Khosa, Crispin Read and others to learn more about what we have up to this year.
Our work has resulted in 6 apprentice Drupal developers being trained up with our open source curriculum and they are now employed in digital agencies and publishing companies.Read more
Tempted as I was to hijack the broader Open Drupal hangout (given it was all already organized), I think there's a lot that needs to be discussed in the context of getting our training up and running, that isn't really of interest to the wider Open Drupal group.Read more
We'll be holding a Hangout on Friday, more info is over here: https://plus.google.com/u/1/events/c4odh85nj89ao8mb0nqopub5ioo?authkey=C...Read more
At the September OxDUG, some people suggested an Oxford-specific OD hangout would be useful.
The idea will be to look specifically at how we move the training ideas we've had to the next level i.e. actually train some people!
This is just a notice that I'm going to set up a hangout this side of Drupalcon Amsterdam, and so if you definitely want to attend it but can't make certain times, then speak now; or forever hold your peace.Read more
There could be an audience for short, intensive Drupal training for non-developers. This training would be offered to organizations where people - frequently not even a "web team" - need to be able to interact with Drupal and feel comfortable doing so. This is intended to collect initial ideas which might inform training materials.Read more
Teens eXploring Technology (TxT) is a non-profit organization teaching inner city teenagers from South Los Angeles about technology and leadership. Mario Hernandez from Mediacurrent has been helping out, especially the CMS track - with Drupal!
(Link via this week's Weekly Drop)Read more
CiviCRM User Summit 2014 Washington DC
Join us at the CiviCRM User Summit on September 12 to meet other CiviCRM users, expand your knowledge, and bring back tools that you can apply at your organization.
Started last year as CiviCamp, the CiviCRM User Summit is the premier CiviCRM event for eastern North America. A one-day conference, the User Summit brings together users, consultants, and developers to share ideas, skills, and features for using CiviCRM to further your organization's mission.
Register Today:https://civicrm.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=446Read more
A few of us had a quick meeting yesterday to discuss the upcoming Apprenticeship programme in London, here are some notes:
A big headline is that we'll be using GitHub issue tracking to track issues and todo's related to the curriculum and the upcoming platform. We've added an issue tracker here: https://github.com/OpenDrupal/opendrupal/issues
- The next Apprenticeship programme could start as soon as mid-October in London.
- We are helping by building a website to promote the Apprenticeship, which is nearly ready, we'll need to finish this by early September.
We've got some comprehensive notes from the Hangout this afternoon here: https://docs.google.com/a/agilecollective.com/document/d/1L_W0OwP4Tc2gCK...
A very exciting time at the moment! Some of the key points:
- http://opendrupal.org is up! A separate website promoting the Happy Apprenticeship is under development, this will be key to promote for the next cohort, which could be as soon as October. We need London based companies to commit to hosting an Apprentice as soon as early November.
OpenDrupal Hangout / catch-up.
Use the following URL:
Things have been quiet recently after all of the work done on the Happy Drupal Apprenticeship and DrupalCamp London, we had a hangout last Friday and here are a few notes from it:
- The Happy Drupal Apprenticeship has been a resounding success, Sheena from Happy has written up a nice post on LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140630182958-99393330-drup...
- There has been interest in using the OpenDrupal curriculum from various places in the community.
- Crispin presented on OpenDrupal / Apprenticeships at DrupalCamp Yorkshire.
New to Drupal and looking to shorten your path to employability? Need to train up developers new to Drupal? Classes for the 2014 DCO start August 19, 2014 and run for 12 weeks every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00pm to 4:30pm EDT (5:00pm - 8:30pm GMT).Read more
I'm not sure how I missed the fact that this group exists. I stumbled upon it after seeing a tweet from Vicky Teinaki @vickytnz
How many members of htis group are attending DruaplCon Austin?
Among those going, are you aware of [& are you planning on attending] this Drupal Career session? https://austin2014.drupal.org/session/drupal-career-trailhead-embark-pat...
And a BoF of note which I'm attending is : https://austin2014.drupal.org/bof/designing-drupal-trainingRead more
We're on the lookout for mentors who could commit to a day between 17th - 28th February in London.
All you'll need to do beforehand is read through some of the Curriculum, and on the day you'll be amongst a group of around eight 16-18 year olds who will be starting out as Drupal developers, you'll be on hand to guide anyone who asks for assistance and answer any questions anyone has. There will be a facilitator provided by Happy Computers to lead each day.Read more
We'll discuss the UK Drupal Apprenticeship (more info here: https://groups.drupal.org/node/398358)
And also go over the OpenDrupal Foundation curriculum (started here: https://docs.google.com/a/agilecollective.com/document/d/17gmRKuYDO75r34...)
I realise this is very last minute, but maybe we could try to do these weekly if anyone is up for that.
I'll post a Hangout URL a few mins before the meeting tomorrow.
Very pleased to announce that the we'll be helping with a Drupal Apprenticeship programme this year!
It will be run by Happy Computers: http://www.happy.co.uk/happy-computers/ and will form a recognised qualification: An 'Advanced Apprenticeship in IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals'.Read more
Following on from the findings of our hack day we decided to focus on producing a curriculum with roughly two weeks worth of material, which gives people a solid intro into web development & Drupal. Work has been started here: https://docs.google.com/a/agilecollective.com/document/d/17gmRKuYDO75r34... - although there's still much to do!
I've also published a 'Drupal Digital Mission' here: http://hedleysmith.com/posts/digital-mission-drupal-blog.html which we can point to as the very first part of the curriculum.Read more
We're going to have a quick Hangout tomorrow to talk about the next steps for OpenDrupal! I'll post the Hangout URL in here just before.
The main topic I'd like to focus on is the content of the two week long intro to Drupal course we'll be building. I've recently written a 'Build a blog with Drupal' tutorial, which could form the first part of the course, here: https://docs.google.com/a/agilecollective.com/document/d/1_zF1i_Zt0Gy7HM...Read more
Thanks to everyone who made it to the OpenDrupal Hack Day on Saturday! It was a very thought provoking day of discussions, planning and getting things written down.
We had some great discussions around the motivations of companies to take on an intern or apprentice, and what would be most useful to them, and most tangible for us to achieve.
We came to the conclusions that:
- Companies want new, high quality staff members, and if they can pay them at a (relatively) low rate - that's a bonus