October 13, 2010 · 7:00 PM
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Hey Everyone, Jim Beckstrom and I are planning a free and informal Drupal Workshop series for 6 Wednesday nights starting Wednesday, 10/13/10, 7-9PM, WCC, Room BE150. I've created a syllabus to guide the direction of the workshops each day, but it's open for modification and change depending on the who shows up and their respective interests! WORKSHOP OUTLINE: Week 1 - An Introduction to Drupal • Basic Drupal demo: What does Drupal look like and do? • Creating your first page in Drupal • How Drupal works: Core Modules + Contributed Modules + Themes • What is a module? • What is a theme? • D.O (Drupal.org) Week 2 - Web Development Basics • What is a LAMP stack? (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) • What is HTML and CSS? • What is a database driven website? • What is a content management system (CMS)? • How Drupal uses all this to power your website! Week 3 - Using Drupal • Adding and editing content • Creating new types of content • Adding files, images, video and more • Viewing content in new and unique ways (lists, tables, and pagers) • Setting up users, roles, and permissions Week 4 - Extending Drupal • What is FTP, SSH, and telnet? • Downloading modules and themes from Drupal.org • Installing modules • Installing themes Week 5 - Questions and Answers: Part 1 • Discussion starter: How to install Drupal demo • Q&A Discussion Week 6 - Questions and Answers: Part 2 • Discussion starter: Best practices and tips for every Drupal site • Q&A Discussion DATES: Wednesday, 10/13/10 Wednesday, 10/20/10 Wednesday, 10/27/10 Wednesday, 11/03/10 Wednesday, 11/10/10 Wednesday, 11/17/10 TIME: 7PM-9PM LOCATION: Room BE 150 Washtenaw Community College 4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor MI 48105-4800 Directions and Campus Map: http://www.wccnet.edu...