Drupal Immersion at BSU
Saturday, July 14, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (MDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In "Drupal Immersion", students will be guided through the process of creating a fully functional Drupal web site, exploring essential Drupal modules (like Views and Pathauto), learning important concepts (such as what nodes are, how to use taxonomy) and tweaking the look and feel of the site with CSS and other tools.
This training will be held at BSU in the Micron Engineering Center (MEC), room 114 (click for map). The address is 1000-1098 South Manitou Avenue, Boise, ID 83706.
Close parking can be found at the Lincoln Garage.
If you're not sure what Drupal is, Drupal is a powerful tool to build web sites. It's being used by large sites like The White House (http://whitehouse.gov) and The Grammys (http://www.grammy.com/) as well as smaller sites. A number of Boise-based company and non-profit web sites are being run on Drupal, and Drupal talent is in high demand. Skilled Drupal talent can charge anywhere from $50 to $175 an hour for freelancing work, and there are lots of great opportunities in virtual and physical companies accross the United States if you prefer to work on a team.
About the Training
This particular training has been used across the world, from DrupalCon 2012 in Denver, to LA, San Francisco, Melbourne Australia and Edinburgh UK, and always gets a fantastic response. See below for some quotes from our students.
Unlike a traditional, lecture-based training, students will instead work at their own pace through a set of short, carefully produced training videos on BuildAModule covering the complete site-building process. By using video training instead of a live lecture model, students will be able to work at their own speed, pausing where they need to, replaying material they didn't get the first time around, and skipping material they're already familiar with. And instead of lecturing, the trainers will be free 100% of the time to help you through tricky spots or point you in the right direction.
If you've ever zoned out during a lecture and found yourself a little lost, or been frustrated that the short time available for questions gets taken up with discussion you're not interested in, this is the perfect environment for you. You can take breaks when you need, tackle exactly what you need to learn (or we'll help you figure out what that is) and get a lot of personal, expert advice along the way.
When you arrive
When you arrive, we will get you oriented to the course material and help you build a custom curriculum focused at your particular skill level, tackling the subjects you need to cover. All levels of experience with Drupal will come out of this training having made a huge step up the Drupal learning curve, guaranteed.
Students will get a free 8-day pass to BuildAModule so they can watch some videos before the training, as well as finish what they were working on once the training is over.
Lunch will be catered as part of the training.
Zerrtech is generously supporting this training by giving away 5 3-month memberships (valued at $87 each, thank you!). We'll be doing the giveaway during the lunch break.
Below are just a few quotes from students and mentors in previous Drupal Immersion trainings:
"Today's run-through was good for me in several ways. It got me on track to learn what I need to about PHP and some of the other components. Also, I am the sort of person who really likes to hear discussions among people who are more advanced in a subject that I am ...The conversations I was able to listen in on exposed me to facets of the subject I'd never imagined."
"It absolutely rocked! Lots of positive feedback. Some of the trainees were doing some amazing things by the end of the day, having started from scratch."
"We had a great time at the TCDrupal Build a Module training yesterday. We had almost 40 attendees and they were *very* engaged. Everyone came back ready to rock after lunch, and we even picked up a few people from the more advanced training. Everyone was so engrossed that we had to drag them away from their laptops when it was time to go!"
When & Where
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