Global Drupal Learning Day - Los Angeles, CA
As part of Global Drupal Learning Day, many Acquia partners are running training, some using Acquia material, some using their own custom training material. We are happy to promote these training events to help grow the Drupal community, and in this case, help grow a local space for Drupal learning.
What is Drupal? For large and complex websites, nothing beats Drupal! Where do you start? What is the best way to organize your project to get the best chance of success?
This workshop will help you turn your ideas into a concrete todo list — whether you're building the site yourself, handing it off to a developer to build, or something in-between.
Seating is limited. You'll have access to the experts at Exaltation of Larks — a Drupal strategy, consulting, development and training company in Los Angeles — learn about Drupal and have a fun day!
What to Bring
This is a lunch and learn-style workshop. Come during lunch and learn about Drupal! You don't need to bring a computer. Bring lunch!
This class is a fundraiser for Droplabs, where you can come and find help and resources for your Drupal project and cowork for free. You can donate cash at the time of the class, or conveniently pay using Paypal or Dwolla at http://droplabs.net
Suggested donation: $45.
No one will be turned away from this class. If you are unable to donate we ask that you volunteer some time helping Droplabs run more smoothly when you drop by and cowork.
Classroom space is limited, so please sign up early.
An active interest in learning about Drupal
A basic understanding of the Internet and familiarity with how websites function
A conceptual understanding of Content Management Systems (CMS), HTML and CSS is beneficial (but not required)
What we've covered in the past based on the interest of our attendees
When and why to use Drupal
Considerations when starting a Drupal project and how to organize your project
The basics of Drupal, from content management to membership ("user") management
An introduction to databases and queries
How to organize your site using Drupal Content Types, Taxonomy and Views
How to turn ideas for features and functionality into achievable tasks using user stories and use cases
Which tasks are crucial for a successful Drupal website and how to organize them
How to choose the right Drupal version and modules for your project
The basics of web hosting and getting Drupal running on your own computer
How to connect with the Drupal community, its meetups, conferences and job fairs and online discussion forums and chat rooms
What is Drupal?
Pages — it's a metaphor
UID / usernames
Drupal core vs. modules
Navigation - Menus
Organizing your Drupal site
Wireframes? Not at first.
User Stories - think in workflows. This is dynamic!
Lifecycle of a site build
1. Site definition and discovery
2. Project plan
3. Agile development
Organizing your todo list
Where to get help
Running your Business on Drupal
Droplabs Los Angeles Droplabs is a collaborative Drupal event and coworking space in Downtown Los Angeles. Created in 2011 by Drupal community members for the Drupal community, we are focused on serving the greater LA Drupal community, enriching the Drupal skills and lives of its members, and bringing joy to our Drupal practice. Our founders represent several local area businesses that have deep roots in the Drupal and open source communities.
We've been open to the public since May, 2011, and the use of our equipment and facilities, including conference room, tables and chairs, is free until our official launch. See http://groups.drupal.org/node/145934 for more details about our open beta period and http://droplabs.net/prices for our list of free amenities and member perks, including our high-speed WiFi, an espresso machine, printer and scanner services, and more.
Droplabs is the host of the monthly Downtown LA Drupal meetups, LA Drupal's weekly Pro Drupal 7 Development book study group and special events including the Varnish 3 Release Party, a Leave GoDaddy Day workshop and LA Drupal's job fairs. To learn more about Droplabs, follow @Droplabs on Twitter, sign up at Meetup.com/Droplabs or like DroplabsLA on Facebook!
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