This event is part of Drupal Global Training Day, an initiative by the Drupal Association to introduce new and beginning users to Drupal. These are training courses that are designed to bring a student from no-Drupal knowledge to a place where they can choose to be a developer, themer, designer, site architect, engineer, etc.
In this morning session we will cover the basics of building a web site using Drupal. Drupal (www.drupal.org) is an open-source, content management system used to power over 400,000 web sites.
Topics covered will include:
Installing and hosting Drupal sites
Drupal modules and themes
Modeling data using custom content types, fields and taxonomies
How to use pages, menus, blocks and regions
User roles and permissions
Where to go for help in the Drupal community