Training

Drupal Module Development Boot Camp

  • Posted on: 8 July 2013
  • By: Christefano Reyes

We're offering a free, application-based program designed to improve the Drupal skills of beginner- to intermediate-level Drupal and PHP developers. Together as a group, we're going to be diving into Drupal's APIs and helper functions, developing custom modules (many of us for the first time), using version control and other Drupal developer best practices, and advancing our Drupal skills to the next level.

Our program kicks off at Droplabs in Downtown Los Angeles, California, on Monday, July 22, 2013. It will be held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month (between 7-9pm) through Monday, November 25, 2013. Optional lab hours will be held at Droplabs prior to each Monday session from 6-7pm, as well as for a few hours on Saturday afternoons.

Drupal book For courseware, we're using the book, Drupal 7 Module Development, as well as Build a Module.com videos and other materials, including code from the Examples project and curriculum from supporting Drupal training companies.

Sound interesting? See http://droplabs.net/modbootcamp for all the information we could think of, including a FAQ and the link to the boot camp application form.

This is an ambitious program that's for the Drupal community, by the Drupal community, and we want to be sure to get it right, so be sure to tell us as much as you can when applying, including feedback in the "Feedback" section. Space is limited and applications that are light on details are less likely to be accepted.

Introduction to Drupal Workshop by Exaltation of Larks

  • Posted on: 4 June 2013
  • By: Christefano Reyes

What is Drupal? For large and complex websites, nothing beats it! 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 to-do list — whether you're building the site yourself, handing it off to a developer to build, or something in-between.

At this workshop, you'll have access to Drupal experts at Exaltation of Larks — a Drupal strategy, consulting, development and training company in Los Angeles — learn about Drupal and have a fun day!

This is the perfect workshop for you if:

  • You're new to using Drupal and need a jumpstart in planning a large project;
  • You're investigating Drupal's viability for your next project;
  • You're wondering whether to invest time in learning Drupal;
  • You don't have the time to learn Drupal but will be involved in a Drupal project.

Mentored Drupal Training by Exaltation of Larks

  • Posted on: 4 June 2013
  • By: Christefano Reyes

We're excited to announce Exaltation of Larks' next mentored Drupal training. This 3-hour training is from 12-3pm and uses the extensive Drupal video library at Build a Module.com. Bring your laptop, your lunch and learn Drupal!

We'll be focusing this time on Site Building and Advanced Site Building. Bring a WiFi-enabled computer that you can use to connect to the internet and watch videos on (and a set of headphones). Those without headphones can buy an inexpensive pair of headphones from the venue.

Registration

Registration is required. Sign up at http://www.larks.la/training  

Be sure to arrive early to give yourself enough time to park, pick a seat, and connect your laptop to the venue's WiFi network. We begin promptly at 12pm.

Classroom space is limited, so sign up early.

Introduction to Drupal Workshop

  • Posted on: 1 May 2013
  • By: Christefano Reyes

What is Drupal? For large and complex websites, nothing beats it! 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.

Mentored Drupal Training

  • Posted on: 1 May 2013
  • By: Christefano Reyes

We're excited to announce Exaltation of Larks' next mentored Drupal training. This brief training is from 12-3pm and uses the extensive Drupal video library at Build a Module.com. Bring your laptop, your lunch and learn Drupal!

We'll be focusing this time on Site Building and Advanced Site Building. Bring a WiFi-enabled computer that you can use to connect to the internet and watch videos on (and a set of headphones). Those without headphones can buy an inexpensive pair of headphones from the venue.

Mentored Drupal Training

  • Posted on: 20 March 2013
  • By: Christefano Reyes

What is Drupal? For large and complex websites, nothing beats it! 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.

Mentored Drupal Training

  • Posted on: 20 March 2013
  • By: Christefano Reyes

We're excited to announce Exaltation of Larks' next mentored Drupal training. This brief training is from 12-3pm and uses the extensive Drupal video library at Build a Module.com. Bring your laptop, your lunch and learn Drupal!

We'll be focusing this time on Site Building and Advanced Site Building. Bring a WiFi-enabled computer that you can use to connect to the internet and watch videos on (and a set of headphones). Those without headphones can buy an inexpensive pair of headphones from the venue.

Drupal Development Best Practices by Exaltation of Larks

  • Posted on: 20 March 2013
  • By: Christefano Reyes

This one-day workshop by Exaltation of Larks gives you a comprehensive tutorial on the right way to manage your Drupal website. You'll learn about version control for your code and ways to manage changes in your data. You’ll also see how the Features module can enable you to keep your configuration changes in version control.

Mentored Drupal Training and Fundraiser: Advanced Site Building

  • Posted on: 8 March 2013
  • By: Christefano Reyes

Join us at Droplabs for a Build a Module.com mentored training. This training is from 12-3pm. Bring your laptop, your lunch and learn Drupal!

Please bring a WiFi-enabled computer that you can use to connect to the internet and watch videos on (and a set of headphones). Those without headphones can buy or rent headphones from the venue.

    Sign up today at http://www.larks.la/training  

The entire Build a Module.com library is available during our mentored Drupal training, and this time we will be focusing on the Advanced Site Building series:

   http://buildamodule.com/video/advanced-site-building-in-drupal-7-welcome...  

Here is a description of Advanced Site Building:

Welcome to the "Advanced Site Building" collection. In this series, we're going to be covering many of Drupal's most powerful modules for laying out and displaying information on a site. The tools you'll be learning are ones that you'll find yourself using on nearly every Drupal project. We'll be exploring how to build complicated displays of content with the Views module.

How to lay out pieces of a page using Panels, Display Suite and Context. We'll explore how to import content using the Feeds module and how to create and modify a slideshow with the Views Slideshow module. We'll also look at displaying and manage content on a site as well as how to protect our site from the inevitable spam we'll get.

We'll dive into which modules are helpful for speeding up the administration of your site, but most importantly, we're going to explore how all of these pieces fit together; where these modules overlap in functionality, and how to decide which tools are right for which context. There's a lot of modules out there, and figuring out which ones are right for a particular job is hard. And if you start with the wrong tools, you could find it time consuming and frustrating to change gears later on.

So, this collection of videos will speed you through the process of how to pick the right tools and will expose you to ways of thinking about these tools that will really pay off in the long run. If you already have a little experience with Drupal, or have watched the "Build Your First Drupal 7 Web Site" collection, you'll already know what you need to in order to start with these videos. If you don't have that experience, you may find that we gloss over some basic Drupal concepts.

Pricing

Suggested donation: $20.

No one will be turned away from this workshop. If you are unable to donate to Droplabs 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.

About Mentored Training

What's the difference between this mentored training and the 3-hour lunch-and-learn Introduction to Drupal Workshop that we're offering next door at the same time?

In short, the 3-hour introductory workshop is better suited toward business owners and project managers. This mentored training is geared for folks who are interested in diving deeper into Drupal's systems and APIs, module or theme development or using popular contributed modules (e.g. Views, Rules, Features, etc.) for site building.

Drupal Development Best Practices

  • Posted on: 1 November 2012
  • By: Christefano Reyes
Join us on November 16, 2012 in Downtown Los Angeles for Drupal Development Best Practices, a full day of Drupal training! This training is being produced by Exaltation of Larks, a Drupal strategy, development, consulting and training firm with a team of experts in Los Angeles.

    Sign up today at http://www.larks.la/training  

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