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Drupal in a Day Training

By Jessica Colaço
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  Published 17 Feb 2012
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Drupal in a Day Training

On February 24, 2012Mountbatten is joining forces with our friends at Bantalabs (Senegal) for a full day of professional Drupal training. The event is taking place simultaneously in Kampala (Uganda), Nairobi (Kenya), Dakar (Senegal) and Saint-Louis (Senegal).

The Kenyan and Ugandan program will have 2 separate sessions.

The morning session is based on Acquia's Hello Drupal course and will be a great introduction for anyone who is thinking of starting a career in Drupal. No programming skills are required!

In the afternoon we will dive under the hood of Drupal and provide an introduction to module development to get a good technical insight into Drupal's internals. For this sessions PHP skills are necessary.

PROGRAM

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

PRICE

Totally Free, but registration is required.
For people who would like to follow both sessions, there are several places closeby that provide lunch.

LOCATION

Dakar: (Jokkolabs) (http://jokkolabs.net)], 65/66 Rsidence Machala, Nord Libert 6 Ext.
Saint-Louis: (Bantalabs) (http://bantalabs.com), Ndiolofne-Sor, Saint-Louis
Kampala: Mountbatten HQ http://www/mountbatten.net, Muyenga, Kampala (Directions)
Nairobi: The iHub (http://ihub.co.ke/), 4th Floor, Bishop Magua Centre (Ngong Road)

REGISTRATION

Dakar/Saint-Louis: senegal@bantalabs.com - +221 70 405 12 70
Kampala/Nairobi: Fill in this form

NOTES

In Nairobi, please bring a laptop with a browser. We'll work on drupal sites on the Internet.

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