There's more Drupal learning goodness this week! On Thursday April 15th we continue our monthly 'Getting Started with Drupal Series'. Missoula Druaplista extraordinare Scott Rouse will be leading this session.
What we'll cover in this meetup
We'll review and consolidate what we learned last month (introduction to Drupal core) with some hands-on follow-along exercises. Scott will lead us through creating a simple site using only the Drupal core components. Bring your laptop and follow along!
Don't worry if you don't have Drupal installed, we have test installations for you to use, or you can sign up for a free account at http://www.webenabled... (http://www.webenabled.com) and quickly deploy a new Drupal site.
If you have any specific beginner questions you'd like to have addressed, please add them to the comments for this event and we'll try to work them in. And as usual we'll have time after the presentation for informal Q&A, networking, etc.
If you know anyone who'd like to get started with Drupal, please send them the link to this page!
What is Drupal?
Drupal is a powerful open-source web content management system and web application framework that can help you build and manage almost any kind of website, including personal & group blogs; e-commerce; community & social sites; nonprofit & issue sites; newspaper & media sites; video & photo/image galleries; and much more. It powers several dozen of the top 1,000 sites on the Web, as well as sites like http://whitehouse.gov... (http://whitehouse.gov), http://theonion.com... (http://theonion.com), http://www.observer.c... (http://www.observer.com), General Motors, The World Bank, and many, many more. This powerful software is gaining huge momentum and thousands of businesses, organizations, and institutions are getting on board with Drupal every year.
To best prepare for the Getting Started series, we recommend the book Using Drupal (http://usingdrupal.com/) published by O'Reilly. If you are at all serious about learning Drupal, please just go ahead and purchase this excellent book. Monte, Art, and AJ are just three of our group members who are happy they did! Well-written and aimed at the Drupal beginner, it takes you though the sometimes-daunting Drupal jargon and concepts with ease, and gets you comfortable with managing content and building sites step-by-step. If you review the first two chapters before this meetup, you'll have a leg up on everyone else! (Although highly recommended, the reading is not required to attend the session – everyone is welcome!)
About the Getting Started Series
Each month an experienced Drupaler will present a lesson suitable for Drupal beginners. We'll structure the series so each month builds on the next – if you attend each monthly Getting Started series, your Drupal skills will grow naturally and within a few months you'll be competently managing your site and your content, and on your way to adding new site sections and features.
Thursday, April 15th
4:00 to 6:00 pm
Ruby' Inn and Convention Center (http://www.rubys.montana.com) (Room 300)
4825 North Reserve
Missoula, MT 59808 map (http://tr.im/rubysmsomap)