Mentored Drupal Training and Fundraiser at Droplabs

  • January 11, 2013 · 12:00 PM

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

This training will be focused on Site Building. 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


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.

For more information about the mentored training concept and how it works, please have a look at the training page. Here's a summary from Chris at

Unlike traditional workshops, instead of spending the full day in lectures, each student will work at their own pace through a set of comprehensive, focused training videos covering one or more of three broad areas of Drupal skill sets: Site Building, Module Development and Theming.

Experienced mentors will be available to help students answer questions on a one-on-one basis, work through sticky spots, or demonstrate additional examples to help clarify difficult concepts. By using video training instead of a live lecture model, students will be able to work at their own speed, pausing where they need to, replaying material they didn't get the first time around, and skipping material they're already familiar with. And instead of lecturing, the trainers will be free 100% of the time to help individuals through tricky spots or point them in the right direction.

If you've ever zoned out during a lecture and found yourself a little lost, or been frustrated that the short time available for questions gets taken up with discussion you're not interested in, this is the perfect environment for you. You can take breaks when you need, tackle exactly what you need to learn (or we'll help you figure out what that is) and get a lot of personal expert advice along the way.

All levels of experience with Drupal will come out of this workshop having made a huge step up the Drupal learning curve, guaranteed. Students will get a full week of access to all the training videos so that they can continue to review and expand their knowledge following the training.

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  • Christefano

    To everyone who's coming to the mentored training, please bring your laptop, a set of headphones and some lunch. I'll be happy to introduce you to and get you started with its hands-on videos.

    January 10, 2013

  • Amanda W.

    I know HTML/CSS, but am a beginner with Drupal. Will this be too advanced?

    January 10, 2013

    • Christefano

      This mentored training is focused on site building, but there's a ton of videos at and I can introduce you to the beginner-level material in the library.

      January 10, 2013

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