With hands-on training you'll get kick started in learning Drupal. You'll also talk to professional developers who use Drupal. We'll tell you about the kinds of jobs available, and how you can determine which is right for you.
This is suitable for students and career switchers who might consider a career in open source web development.
In this three hour session, experience using Drupal, and learn about the community as well.
Download materials at http://training.acquia.com/hellodrupal
What is Drupal?
Drupal (pronounced drew-pull) is web development software written in a popular scripting language - PHP. Drupal has both a point and click interface to allow tech-savvy people to put together websites with no programming experience; and Drupal also has an API and framework for programmers to develop unique applications. And it's all free- it's opensource.
Consider a career in Drupal
Drupal has become wildly popular over the last 5 years, and there are many jobs available for people from a variety of backgrounds. This should be great news in an economy where students are concerned about finding meaningful, exciting careers with growth potential. Because of this, at Acquia, we're working hard to grow Drupal talent, not only for ourselves, but for our clients, our partners and our community.
Our partners include both small boutique web development companies with distributed international teams, and larger established digital agencies. Drupal users include government agencies (such as Whitehouse.gov, US House of Reps), media organizations (AlJazeera, The Nation, The Economist) , not-for-profits (Amnesty International, World Economic Forum) and many companies who are realizing the benefits of open source, see more at http://buytaert.net/tag/drupal-sites.
- Students exploring options for careers in web development, cloud computing and infrastructure, design, sales, marketing.
- Career switchers looking to expand on their prior experience.
- Self-starters who are curious and want to learn new skills that are in demand.
- People with some prior experience of or knowledge of web development.
Pass it on!
If you're already familiar with Drupal, please send on this link to someone who you think might be interested.
Knowledge of HTML and CSS preferable.
Explain how a typical site is built in Drupal, and explain the page-model in Drupal.
Use Drupal specific terminology such as fields, views, node, block, page.
Determine what skills you need to develop to reach your goals.
Know where to go to find career opportunities in Drupal.
Articulate the various roles and opportunities available.