I'll be leading a two day Drupal training on July 7th and 14th thanks to the folks at the Metropolitian New York Library Council. Here's the description from their Summer 2010 catalog: Drupal has fast become one of the most popular, stable, and internationally-supported open source Content Management Systems for websites small and large.
Through four discrete modules delivered over two days, participants will receive training on the fundamental concepts, terminology, and skills needed to install, configure, and maintain a simple website using Drupal.
NOTE: Participants are not expected to have a foundation in PHP or database work. All work will be done via the Drupal administrative interface; no writing of PHP code will be necessary, although some code snippets will be discussed, explained and used as part of the exercises. This workshop is intended for those with some familiarity with Drupal, but no previous site creation or management is presumed.
By the end of this program, participants will:
- Install an instance of Drupal for experimentation and further learning
- Develop a basic understanding of Drupal concepts and terminology, permissions, users, and role settings
- Learn how to set up and configure a Drupal website with contributed modules
- Use Drupal’s administrative interface to create and manipulate “content types,”
- Display content in customized ways using the “views” module
- Automate simple tasks using the “Rules” module
- Learn how to evaluate existing Drupal modules when deciding what to use for specific tasks in the future