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Price: $40.00 /per person
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Details

This four-hour Drupal workshop will be held on August 6. Class will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Lunch will be provided. Note that you must register for the class before noon on Friday, August 5, in order to be included in lunch order. If you have any dietary restrictions, we must know about them by the end of day on Thursday, August 4.

Drupal powers many important websites today, including whitehouse.gov (http://whitehouse.gov/), weather.com (http://weather.com/), and many more. This session will begin with an overview of what makes Drupal a unique and flexible platform, and then will help you start building your own Drupal site (or work on an existing site). This is a good class for people who collaborate with Drupal developers and want to understand it better, or who are considering whether to build sites with Drupal in the future.

Previous web development experience is helpful for this class, which will cover content architecture, theming, adding modules, user roles and permissions, views, blocks and possibly more as time and interest allow. All students should come to class with either an existing Drupal site on which they have full administrative access or with a free hosting account at Pantheon ( https://pantheon.io/ ) to create a sandbox site to work in.

Your Teacher: Ruby Sinreich

Ruby Sinreich is a web developer who has worked in progressive advocacy organizations and online communities for over two decades. She led the creation and management of one of the most active Drupal Commons sites in the world at HASTAC.org, and currently works as the Digital Developer at MomsRising.org. Ruby has been helping others use the Internet since teaching workshops about e-mail (no kidding) and HTML in the 1990's, and is thrilled to continue the tradition with Girl Develop It!

Tech Requirements:

Your laptop with either Firefox (http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/) or Chrome (https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/) installed. Note: A netbook or tablet is NOT a substitute. You should also either have full administrative access to a Drupal site you plan to work on, or create a free Pantheon (http://pantheon.io) account. If you want to create or edit themes (styles and templates) you should also have an FTP program and a text editor on your laptop.

Refund Policy: Your payment of $40 guarantees your seat in the entire course. Please note that we cannot issue refunds, because there's an overhead to issuing refunds via Meetup.com and we already offer the workshops at such a low cost. We put proceeds into the chapter fund, which we use as our scholarship fund.

Other Disclaimers: Our program and curriculum are geared toward adults over the age of 18; at this time we do not accept minors as students in our courses and workshops.

Scholarships:

We will offer two scholarships to this class. We must receive your application by Wednesday, July 27th to consider it. Please fill out this form to apply:

https://docs.google.com/a/girldevelopit.com/forms/d/1NgB5QXP4g3kS8j8w7w6FrbVTbxceln7EQVUdKsEII9c/viewform

If you have any questions prior to registering, please contact me at [masked]

Accessibility: If you have any accessibility issues we should know about, please email use at [masked] (https://mail.google.com/mail/?view=cm&fs=1&tf=1&to=rdu@girldevelopit.com). We want to make sure everyone can participate!

If you have any questions prior to registering, please contact us at [masked] (https://mail.google.com/mail/?view=cm&fs=1&tf=1&to=jessica@gdirdu.com).