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Drupal Diner, Season 2
"Narrowing the skills gap, one chapter at a time." NOTE: The start date is tentative. Season 2 will be led ( by Senior Percolator, Leslie Glynn ( Learn more about becoming a Senior Percolator ( Season 2 will focus on the recently-released Drupal 8 ( The textbook we are using will be Using Drupal (3rd edition) ( The book is currently scheduled for release on December 25, 2017. Note - We used the second edition of this book for Season 1 ( which focused on Drupal 7. Self-Study Group Format The format of a virtual self-study group is as follows: • Each participant obtains a copy of the same textbook: Using Drupal (3rd edition) ( • Each participant commits to read one chapter per week, complete the exercises and post links to your completed work. • Each participant obtains assistance by posting questions to a discussion area set up on the Boston PHP Message Board for each chapter (coming soon). Each participant will receive personal feedback, as well as, a weekly group e-mail update. • Each participant who completes the book is recognized on the Self-Study Group | Wall of Accomplishment ( Note: There is no classroom instruction. There are no webcasts. There are no scheduled appointments of any kind. Once you have access to the book, you simply proceed at a pace that best fits into your current work/life schedule. You DO NOT need to live in the Boston area to participate. Invite your friends, family members and co-workers to join in the fun! How Do I Get Started? • Become a member of Boston PHP if you are not already a member. Simply click: Join us! • Register for Drupal Diner, Season 2 ( Simply RSVP: Yes • Obtain a copy of the book (the only program cost). Simply visit O'Reilly Media and order Using Drupal (3rd edition) ( in one of two formats: print (40% off) or ebook (50% off). Use discount code: PCBW [NOTE: We are awaiting confirmation on official publication date from O'Reilly.] When your book arrives, start your virtual learning by reading one chapter at a time, completing the exercises and posting a link to your completed work. FAQs: Q: How long will the course last? A: We will cover nine chapters, plus two appendices in the book starting Sunday, February 5 and ending Saturday, April 22. Refer to the Drupal Diner, Season 2 -- Master Discussion List (coming soon) for specific dates. Q: Do I have to wait until Sunday, February 5 to begin? A: No need to wait! Feel free to begin as soon as you obtain a copy of your book. Simply post a message on the Introduce Yourself: Drupal Diner, Season 2 message board (coming soon) once you receive your book so that we can gauge participation. Then, proceed at a pace that best fits your current work/life schedule. Q: Do I have to live in Boston to participate? A: Not at all. This program is virtual. We have successful graduates from many states and even have graduates from countries in Europe and Africa. Q: What if I have additional questions? A: Simply post a reply below and you will receive a response. Let's start dining! Leslie Glynn Senior Percolator Gene Babon Chief Percolator


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Boston PHP is the largest education-focused Meetup in New England with more than 3,700 members.

We are a lot more than PHP!

We have been meeting since 2002 ( and usually meet every month on a Wednesday. We have a wide range of full-stack development topics related to PHP.

All meetings are free, and we encourage everyone to participate and get involved and help grow the PHP community. After each meeting we typically go to a nearby restaurant/bar/pub for more informal discussion.

Our member engagement strategy offers services beyond monthly meetups. We focus on the continuing education of already well-educated adults.

For example, we have developed six virtual self-study groups that are run during the down time between bi-monthly in-person Meetups:

PHP Percolate
jQuery jAM
HTML5 Brunch
Drupal Diner
Git Lunch
Agile Appetizer
Angular Stew
AWS Snack

More than 230 members have completed at least one of these courses and are enshrined on our Self-Study Group | Wall of Accomplishment (

In addition, more than 260 members receive job postings from other members via our Boston PHP Job Board (beta) (

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We want to have a mix of events from beginner and advanced topics. We are looking for presenters for each of these topics. If you (or someone you know) are experienced in a topic and have some presentation skills - then please let us know. We are also looking for volunteers to help us with planning, logistics, and other odd jobs.

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