Open Drupal - Training

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

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Drupal + Udemy = Drudemy. Come join the fun!

I have settled on using Udemy as my exclusive platform for delivering Drupal education. I'm so excited to start taking advantage of all the great tools the platform offers and I am laying the groundwork for engaging extensively with my students. I've got four challenges I'll be issuing to my students during the month of March, with a prize for each one as well as a Grand Prize at the end. It would be great to have you play along!

Join for free.

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vegantriathlete's picture

First course has been published. Pilot members / feedback welcome

The Kickstarter campaign was not funded, but that does not mean it wasn't successful. I have published my first Udemy course to continue the progress on the vision. Here are 250 coupons to access the course for free:

https://www.udemy.com/getting-started-with-drupal-for-total-beginners/?c...

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vegantriathlete's picture

Greetings and Heads Up!

I'm so excited to find out about this group! I could just squeal :-)

I have talked with @hedley and he gave me the go-ahead to post about a Kickstarter campaign that is aimed at creating Teach Yourself Drupal, a free and totally open source Drupal learning resource.

Please check it out and back it for any amount. Spread the word!

I will be working with @hedley to see how we can combine our efforts and use the funding from the campaign to serve the overall initiative.

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happy apprenticeships's picture

Help Grow Drupal Talent

I have been working with Crispin Read, Hedley Smith and Peter Brownell to set up and run a Drupal Apprenticeship programme for school/college leavers. The programme kicks off with a two week course covering the OpenDrupal Curriculum, and continues with training and support over the course of the apprenticeship. It will include contact with other apprentices and training with experienced Drupal developers, aiming to build strong links within the Drupal community.

Have you considered employing an Apprentice?

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solomonkitumba's picture

Drupal university tour uganda

On behalf of Kyta labs am organising drupal training in the major universities in Uganda with he theme of making web development easy with drupal mainly drupalising the web.
i called the drupal university tour and the tour is starting on the 11th /october/2014 at makerere university Kampala which is ranked the number one university in uganda.

we intend to spread the knowledge of drupal to university students who intend to build careers out of web development.

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hedley's picture

Open Drupal platform and curriculum research

I've just written up some research and thoughts on the next iteration of the curriculum and building a web platform, based on some research.

So if you're interested in making some suggestions or comments on shaping this free and open source curriculum they'll be very helpful.

There's a issue in the GitHub issue tracker over here with full details: https://github.com/OpenDrupal/opendrupal/issues/7

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Open Drupal at Drupalcon Amsterdam: BOF about apprenticeship programme

Start: 
2014-10-01 17:00 - 18:00 UTC
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DrupalCon

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.

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Open Drupal Oxford: hangout Sep 15

Start: 
2014-09-15 15:00 - 15:30 Europe/London
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Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

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.

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Open Drupal Hangout 09/09

Start: 
2014-09-12 15:00 - 16:00 Europe/London
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

We'll be holding a Hangout on Friday, more info is over here: https://plus.google.com/u/1/events/c4odh85nj89ao8mb0nqopub5ioo?authkey=C...

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Hangout for Open Drupal Oxford

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.

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One- to two-day training possibilities for site maintainers

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.

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Mediacurrent's Mario Hernandez teaches Drupal (and other skills) to inner-city teenagers

http://www.mediacurrent.com/blog/how-drupal-making-difference-south-los-...
http://exploringtech.org/

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)

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CiviCRM User Summit

Start: 
2014-09-11 08:00 - 2014-09-14 05:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

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=446

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hedley's picture

Open Drupal / Apprenticeships meeting notes 19/08

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 Apprenticeship
- 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.

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Open Drupal presentation at OxDUG

This is a quick crosspost between the two groups, to mention that last Wednesday we presented Open Drupal to the Oxford Drupal Users Group, using Hedley and Christian's slides from their Drupalcamp London 2014 appearance.

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hedley's picture

Open Drupal Hangout notes 08/08/14

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.
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hedley's picture

OpenDrupal Hangout 08/08/14

Start: 
2014-08-08 13:00 - 14:00 Europe/London
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User group meeting

OpenDrupal Hangout / catch-up.

Use the following URL:
https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/agilecollective.com/hedley?authuser=1...

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OpenDrupal Hangout notes 04/07

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:

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Drupal Career Online Program

Start: 
2014-08-19 01:00 - 04:30 America/New_York
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Training (free or commercial)

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).

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dougvann's picture

Just found this group

Hey gang!
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-training

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