The focus of this training is to give you a chance to connect with a group of Drupal experts one-on-one about anything you need help learning or accomplishing in Drupal 6, 7 or 8. Having trouble understanding a concept? There will be someone to help explain it in a way you can understand. Stuck on a project you’re working on? We’ll have a trainer available to help you figure out how to get past it. Just getting started and feeling overwhelmed? We’ll get you started on the right track and be there to help you along the way.
- Learn a ton, regardless of your current skill level
- Get one-on-one help from a small army of Drupal experts
- Benefit from an alternative approach to training
- Learn site building, basic programming or theming
- Focus on Drupal 6, 7 or 8 (special track on Drupal 8 for Developers!)
- Have an awesome time at one of the highest-rated ever DrupalCon trainings
About the training
Mentored training is a radical departure from traditional workshops. There's no lecture time, and you will spend your day building an example site by following videos at your own pace. Experienced mentors are just a shout away, ready to answer your questions, work through sticky spots, or to help clarify new concepts. Because you control the videos, you can work at your own speed, pausing where your need to, replaying material you don't get the first time around, or skipping material you're already familiar with. And instead of lecturing, the trainers will be free 100% of the time to help you through your questions and point you in the right direction.
This workshop is designed for new and advanced Drupal site builders. All participants will get a full week of access to all of the BuildAModule.com training videos so you can continue to review and learn through Drupal Camp and beyond.
New to Drupal?
We will provide a tested curriculum where you will build a Drupal site from scratch (no code required), learning the most important concepts and techniques for Drupal site-building. You will get plenty of personal time and expert advice along the way.
Already have experience?
If you participated in our workshop last year or have equivalent Drupal site building experience, this workshop will be valuable for you too. BuildAModule.com's Advanced Site Building course covers the next level of concepts, functionality and strategy. Advanced views, context and panels and much more are included.
Drupal developer wanting to catch up Drupal 8?
BuildAModule's Drupal 8 Developer Prep collection will not only prepare you to work with and understand Drupal 8 under the hood, it will increase your skills and relevance as a developer. We cover Object Oriented Programming (OOP), how to use Composer, what the Symfony framework is and how to use its various components, plus lots, lots more. We'll convene a group of developers wanting to explore this collection and talk about Drupal 8 development.
What you need to participate
You must have a laptop and a set of comfortable earbuds or headphones. If you're easily distracted by noise, you might want a set that blocks out some sound, just in case there is a bit of discussion around you. Keep in mind that you will be watching sets of videos, and then applying what you learn throughout the day. You can also bring an iPad or tablet device to play the videos on while you follow along on your laptop. Having a vanilla Drupal installation without any modifications ready will help you get started as quickly as possible. You can use the Acquia stack to quickly set up a Drupal site like a desktop application (instructional video here). Or, feel free to come with another stack you prefer. If you don't know what a stack is, don't worry about it, we'll help you out.
Build a Module.com is an extensive and ever-growing library of video tutorials for Drupal. It covers a broad range of topics aimed at both "site builders" (no coding) and developers. There are over 1,000 videos in the library. Chris Shattuck is the creator of BuildAModule.com and the trainer in the video tutorials you will be working through at the workshop. In addition to recording nearly 1,000 focused Drupal tutorials, he has also done extensive in-person Drupal training, including a full-day module building training and full-day BuildAModule mentored video training sessions at multiple DrupalCons, and has spoken at numerous Drupal events. You can learn more about Chris at http://chrisshattuck.com.