New Meetup: Drupal Workshops (Free & Informal) - Week 2

From: Alex F.
Sent on: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 1:42 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Designing and Building Web Sites with Drupal!

What: Drupal Workshops (Free & Informal)

When: Wednesday, October 20,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Washtenaw Community College
4800 E Huron River D Room BE150
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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!

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 (

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
? 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

Wednesday, 10/13/10 (Week 1)
Wednesday, 10/20/10 (Week 2)
Wednesday, 10/27/10 (Week 3)
Wednesday, 11/03/10 (Week 4)
Wednesday, 11/10/10 (Week 5)
Wednesday, 11/17/10 (Week 6)


Room BE 150
Washtenaw Community College
4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor MI[masked]

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