“Drupal in a day” Training

In: Buea| Community

24 Feb 2012

It feels like Techie Thursday all over again. However, this Friday ActivSpaces is joining a number of African tech incubators in hosting a “Drupal in a day” training for the benefit of African developers. Valery Colong and Fua Tse of graduated ActivSpaces project Zinger Systems are covering the program. As clear demonstration, the Zinger Systems website is actually running on Drupal ;)

9:00 – 12: ‘Hello Drupal’ – An Introduction to Drupal

After this session you will be able to:

  • Explain how Drupal sites are built
  • Use specific Drupal terminology such as views, nodes, blocks, entities and fields
  • Determine how to decide if Drupal is the right solution for your project requirements
  • Know where to go to find career opportunities in Drupal.
  • Experience using Drupal, and learn about the community

13:00 – 14:30: Break

14:45 – 18:00: Introduction to Module Development’

At the end of this session you will:

  • know how to build a module from scratch
  • understand the hook system
  • know how to manipulate Drupal’s internal workings
  • gain insight into Drupal’s performance and caching mechanism
  • learn how to connect to external systems and call webservices from within your module

Come for the software, stay for the community.

Al Banda

Posted by Al Banda

Al is a business strategist and community manager for ActivSpaces. A third culture kid, he lives to bridge gaps between technology, infrastructure and culture. Follow him on Twitter @TribeOfLions

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This blog is a resource for news, project updates, member profiles and community events at ActivSpaces, an open collaboration space, innovation hub and startup incubator for African techies. Based in Buea, Cameroon.