Training

On Friday, February 14th, DrupalSouth will host two one-day training sessions as apart of the official conference programme.

DrupalSouth will offer full-day pre-conference training on Friday, February 14th to attendees and non-attendees interested in gaining additional hands-on knowledge on topics related to web and Drupal development, including Drupal site-building, user experience design, and more. These courses will be presented by professional trainers at Te Papa, from 9am-4pm, unless otherwise noted.

Audience

These training courses are designed to provide beginner, intermediate Drupal users with an exceptional Drupal learning experience, with topics ranging in Drupal basics and best-practices

Pricing & Registration

Trainings are only $450+GST NZD with a DrupalSouth registration or $500+GST NZD if sold separately. Register online by going to DrupalSouth registration page.

Register for Training Day

Drupal in a Day Course

Duration: 1 day (9am โ€“ 4pm)โ€‹
Cost: $500+GST/person

Get a solid introduction to Drupal 7 with this globally recognised introductory course that's been taken by thousands of people around the world, presented by PreviousNext.

Learn about the most essential features and concepts of Drupal through hands on activities. By the end of this day you will be familiar with Drupal terminology and be able to identify how many Drupal sites are constructed. You will know how to identify and choose modules to get the functionality you need. Because this class will be an overview and not an in-depth course, it is perfect for people who are on the fence about using Drupal or who are looking for a hands-on introduction.

Course Description

Learn about the most essential features and concepts of Drupal through hands on activities. By the end of this day you will be familiar with Drupal terminology and be able to identify how 90% of Drupal sites are constructed. You will know how to identify and choose modules to get the functionality you need. Because this class will be an overview and not an in-depth course, it is perfect for people who are on the fence about using Drupal or who are looking for a hands-on introduction. Those who are looking for an in-depth Drupal site-building training should additionally purchase the Drupal for Site Builders course.

Prerequisites

Experience using and building websites using systems such as Wordpress, Joomla!, or handmade HTML and CSS. An understanding of a Content Management System is helpful. 

BYO laptop.

Audience

Content editors, developers new to Drupal, website administrators.

By the end of the training you will be able to

  • Understand Drupal terminology such as blocks, taxonomy, aliases, and more.
  • Create and manage content and users.
  • Add images and add automatic image resizing.
  • Choose and configure the most popular Drupal modules.
  • Be able to identify how Drupal sites are constructed and the modules used.

Register for Drupal in a Day

PreviousNext will also be running 4 days of intensive training at a big discount for conference attendees straight after DrupalSouth. Full details at http://www.learndrupal.com.au/drupalsouth

Front End Development: From PSD to Drupal Theme

Duration: 1 day (9am โ€“ 4pm)
Cost: $500+GST/person

You've just been handed a gorgeous, static Photoshop file. By tomorrow it needs to be a responsive, extensible, and compatible Drupal theme for some Web site you've never seen. *gulp* No worries! In this workshop Lullabots Emma Jane Westby and John Albin Wilkins will help you to transform a Photoshop file into a real live theme using real life, up-to-date front end development best practices.

We'll cover

  • Rapid prototyping with Minimum Viable Themes.
  • Grid frameworks that save you time and make building themes a "snap".
  • Image extraction techniques that give you higher control over how your Drupal theme works on real web sites.
  • The powerful helper modules that make impossible coding tasks trivial--especially if you're afraid of code.

Who will gain the most from this course?

This workshop is appropriate for first-time themers with experience in HTML and CSS, but no experience with PHP. You are a graphic designer or a small business owner looking to increase your skills. Or you might also be a manager or project manager looking to improve your team and client communication skills.

What will you learn?

Participants will recreate the Domicile themes from design files and wire frames. After the course, participants will have the resources to build working Drupal themes from their own design files AS WELL AS access to an additional TWO designs to work through at-their-own-pace.

Prerequisites for the course

Participants have experience using Drupal and are ready to create their first theme. You may prepare for this course by putting together a list of challenges you would like to overcome. There will be time during the day to address your specific questions about creating Drupal themes. Graphic designers are welcome to bring sample design files (PSD) to "workshop". Please make sure you have a graphics program installed on your laptop that can open a PSD file. The latest version of GIMP will work perfectly.

Register for Front End Dev