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Training courses

Training courses will be held at Drupal Europe on Monday, September 10th from 9am-5pm in the Darmstadtium venue.

Participating in courses require signing up with and paying to the trainer. A Drupal Europe conference ticket is not required to attend them. All training purchases cover lunch and coffee breaks. Sign up by August 20 to ensure your spot. Courses that do not meet a minimum number of people may be cancelled on August 20.

The following courses will be offered:

Getting Started with Drupal 8 - Maarten De Block

Taking your first steps in Drupal? Get to know the history of Drupal, learn to install and manage the system! Maarten De Block is an experienced trainer and author of 2 Drupal books. He helps you navigate through the basics in easy to understand language. The course is hands on, so bringing your laptop is an absolute must. To make sure we can start quickly, please make sure to install Acquia Dev Desktop.

Sign up for introductory training

GDPR for Open Technology Companies - Exove (morning)

The course introduces and discusses the basics – and also some advanced stuff – that every company should know about the GDPR.  The length of the course is three hours and it is aimed for business people and project managers.

You will learn the basic concepts of GDPR, its requirements from you and your clients, best practices and tips based on numerous GDPR audits and compliance projects, and to understand risks related to dealing with private data.

Sign up for company GDPR training

GDPR for Developers - Exove (afternoon)

European privacy regulation demands a lot of understanding of privacy. Most of the public discussion is on a high level and does not help to design and develop systems to be in compliance with GDPR. This three hour course focuses on the technical aspects of GDPR. The course is for developers only. Business people and project managers will not gain much from the course due to its technicality, unless they have a developer background. 

You will learn how to approach technical challenges with a proper care of users' privacy, what are the common pain points in architectures and how to deal with them, how to properly handle data under GDPR, and how to make sure that everything is designed as privacy first.

Sign up for developer GDPR training

Drupal 8 Module Development - Evolving Web

Developing Drupal modules allows you to create customized functionality for your Drupal site. While Drupal is designed to be a flexible, extensible platform, it can be challenging to figure out the best techniques for extending it and how your custom module fits into the Drupal’s overall architecture. In this training, you'll learn the process for developing a module with standard components like blocks, permissions, forms, and pages.

The course will cover the concepts behind module development, how to use Object Oriented Programming for Drupal 8, and essential Drupal developer tools. It will give you an overall understanding of how modules work and you’ll get hands-on experience developing modules from scratch.

Sign up for development training

Drupal 8 Content Migrations - Agaric

Learn to move content to Drupal 8 using the Migrate module without writing a single line of PHP. This training is aimed at site builders who will learn to combine various core and contributed modules and write YAML files to accomplish content migrations. No prior experience with the Migrate module is required. Source, process, and destination plugins will be explained to learn how each affect the migration.

By the end of the session, you will have a better understanding on how the Migrate module works and the thought process required to plan and perform migrations.

Sign up for migration training

Elevate your Drupal 8 application with ReactJS - Debug Academy

Drupal 8 is a stellar CMS which is more than capable of standing on its own. But when it comes to building app-like websites, JavaScript frameworks have taken the web by storm, and React is leading the pack. In this course, we will give a section of our Drupal 8 website a boost by building a ReactJS App. We'll modify an existing Drupal 8 website to prepare it for integration with a decoupled application. This portion of the training provides you with knowledge applicable to a variety of external frameworks: React, Vue, Angular, even Alexa and Google home.

We'll then build and launch a React app from start to finish. We will set it up to display data from our existing Drupal 8 website as well as to create (and POST) data back to our Drupal 8 website.

Sign up for ReactJS training

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Acquia Certification Test Center

The Acquia Certification Program is offering a live test center to earn your credentials while you are at Drupal Europe. All the tests are offered at a special discounted price for the Drupal Europe test center. Tests may be taken Tuesday, Sep 11 - Thursday, Sep 13. For more information and to pre-register for your test, go to https://acquia.com/drupalcon-certification.

Training coordinators

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Evolving Web

Suzanne is a Drupal trainer and runs Evolving Web, a Drupal shop in Montreal. She's passionate about teaching Drupal and making it accessible to everyone. 

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Drupal developer

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