Trainings

Free Drupal Training

For two full days on Thursday and Friday, BADCamp offers world-class training from some of the best Drupal trainers — all for FREE. Whether you are a wide-eyed novice or a battle-scarred veteran, these august sages will help you level up your Drupal skills and unlock new levels of front-end, back-end, and devops proficiency.

All courses will be all-day (approximately 9-5pm) with a break for lunch.

Secure your seat today with a $20 fully-refundable deposit -- openings go quickly, and classes will fill up fast.

Thursday
Enjoy Drupal: Site Building Basics - Thursday
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Learn how to build your first Drupal website from the ground up through interactive, lecture-based instruction and practical real-world examples. A full day training consisting of progressive beginner topics in the morning (content creation, content types, fields & views) followed by mentored advanced topics and feature building in the afternoon. This event is geared towards those who are unfamiliar with Drupal and would like to learn how to build their first website from the ground up;...
Object Oriented Programing - Thursday
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Intro to Object Oriented Programming with Ryan Kois: Come learn the basics of working with objects in PHP, the limitations of plain objects, and how OOP can step in overcome the limitations of plain objects in PHP! I'll be teaching the basics of using classes in PHP, all of the keywords and syntax around using different types classes, abstract classes, interfaces, etc. Namespacing and autoloading will be discussed as well. Finally, I'll go over a couple of design patterns to illustrate...
Drupal Immersion for Beginners - Thursday
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In "Drupal Immersion", students will be guided through the process of creating a fully functional Drupal web site, exploring essential Drupal modules (like Views and Pathauto), learning important concepts (such as what nodes are, how to use taxonomy) and tweaking the look and feel of the site with CSS and other tools. This particular training has been used across the world, from DrupalCon 2012 in Denver to LA, San Francisco, Melbourne Australia and Edinburgh UK, and always gets a fantastic...
Advanced Sass and Compass for RWD - Thursday
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Responsive Web Design is on everyone's mind at the moment, and for good reason. With more mobile device activations per day than human births and full internet browsers coming to television sets and gaming consoles (both home and portable), the old techniques we have used to create pixel perfect sites for desktop audiences have already become a thing of the past. This session will explore some of the tools and techniques available today to build responsive sites with a focus on the CSS...
Introduction to Symfony2: Getting Ready for D8 - Thursday
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This comprehensive introduction to Symfony2 will help experienced and new PHP developers understand the power and flexibility of Drupal 8's new development framework. With hands on exercises throughout the day-long training, participants will learn basic Symfony2 concepts, build simple applications, and explore how Symfony2 is used in Drupal 8. Topic areas are as follows:PrologueObject Oriented RecapFramework or CMS?Zend vs. Symfony2Framework and ToolsStandard Edition InstallArchitectureHTTP...
Friday
Drupal 7 multilingual hands-on - Friday
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About the training It's hard for some of us to believe but not everyone speaks English! ;) Reaching audiences from different countries and with different language preferences can boost site conversions, improve user engagement, and create happier customers. Drupal is a go-to CMS for both small and large websites. But, until Drupal 8, building a multilingual site in Drupal has been quite challenging. It can take up to 20 core and community modules, lots of configuration, and often many...
Enjoy Drupal: Site Building Basics - Friday
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Learn how to build your first Drupal website from the ground up through interactive, lecture-based instruction and practical real-world examples. A full day training consisting of progressive beginner topics in the morning (content creation, content types, fields & views) followed by mentored advanced topics and feature building in the afternoon. This event is geared towards those who are unfamiliar with Drupal and would like to learn how to build their first website from the ground up;...
Drupal Performance and Scalability with the Dream Team - Friday
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In this all-day workshop, top experts with years of front-line experience building large-scale Drupal deployments show you the best known practices for running fast sites for a large volume of users. Starting with a blank Linux virtual server, we will work through the setup, configuration and tuning of Drupal using Varnish, Apache, MySQL, Redis, MemcacheD and Apache Solr. Through this process, we will explain common pitfalls and how to avoid them. By the end of this course you should feel...
Drupal Immersion for Beginners - Friday
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In "Drupal Immersion", students will be guided through the process of creating a fully functional Drupal web site, exploring essential Drupal modules (like Views and Pathauto), learning important concepts (such as what nodes are, how to use taxonomy) and tweaking the look and feel of the site with CSS and other tools. This particular training has been used across the world, from DrupalCon 2012 in Denver to LA, San Francisco, Melbourne Australia and Edinburgh UK, and always gets a fantastic...
Level up your Themer - Friday
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WHAT LEVEL THEMER ARE YOU? EVER WANTED TO UPGRADE YOUR SKILL SET AND TAKE YOUR THEMING BEYOND YOUR COMFORT ZONE? In this course we'll start you off at the ground floor of Drupal 7 Theming and work our way towards becoming theming super heroes. We will walk you through the basic concepts necessary to start on your custom theme adventure. We'll then teach you the tools you need including basic php to implement your vision. Throughout the day we will demonstrate common pitfalls and how to work...