Friday Training

Drupal Camp Asheville 2022 - IN PERSON - July 8th-10th

Drupal Camp Asheville is proud to announce full and half-day training workshops on Friday, July 10, 2020! Each of these workshops is included in the price of the camp admission and taught by a world-class instructor.

Welcome: 8:30am-9:00am EDT on the Hopin Main Stage
Trainings: 9:00am-4:30pm EDT (includes morning, afternoon and lunch breaks) in Zoom - links are listed on the Hopin Reception Page
Prize Raffle and Closing: 4:45pm-5pm EDT on the Hopin Main Stage

Space for these workshops is extremely limited, so please only register if you are 100% positive that you'll be able to attend.

Intermediate to Advanced CSS for Practical Peoples

This training is for people who have to use CSS occasionally (e.g. back-end devs/designers/power editors) or people that are getting with CSS and know the basics. Our goal is to help attendees feel comfortable styling a page from scratch, knowing what styles work best for different scenarios, and feel comfortable debugging layout and styling issues.

We'll be focusing on why and how things work, and less on syntax which can be easily googled.

We'll be going over:

  • CSS Layout post CSS Grid (how to use grid, flexbox, and when to use the old stand bys)
  • Document flow, who can be your best friend (but may currently be your enemy)
  • CSS architecture with topics like:
  • Code writing tips and organization that can help keep CSS maintainable
  • Different approaches to class names and applying CSS and their pros/cons
  • Gotchas, tips, and myth busting on performance, organization, integrating CSS with your CMS (we'll use Drupal as the example)
  • Tips on building CSS in an existing system, or creating on of your own
  • Debugging CSS
  • The tools to debug
  • How to debug different kinds of layout issues
  • Exercises/examples of common bugs
  • Transitions/Animations in CSS
  • Advanced CSS techniques and tricks
  • Favorite tips and tricks (guest speakers and audience participation welcome!)
Wes Ruvalcaba
Slide For Intermediate To Advanced CSS
Wes Ruvalcaba
of
Red Hat Inc.

Wes Ruvalcaba is a Senior UX & UI Designer at Red Hat and a former Lullabot. He has over 17 years of experience with CSS as well as almost a decade of experience teaching in higher and giving trainings.

First Time Contributor Workshop (Morning)

Come for the code, stay for the community.

Drupal thrives on community contributions in the form of patches and documentation to both contributed modules and core. This helps the project move forward and stay relevant.

Not everyone who works on open source projects is a senior developer. Drupal is built through lots of little tasks. Smaller tasks help people increase confidence and gain experience, which, in turn, leads to more contributions. We'll build on each other's strengths to learn how to navigate the issue queue while having fun trying new things.

But how does one become a contributor?

Together we will go through the process of creating an issue, writing a patch, uploading the fix to Drupal.org, reviewing the patch for RTBC (reviewed and tested by the community) and more. We'll even take a look at the upcoming GitLab contribution process because specific tools and processes change over time.

Prerequisites:

  • A basic understanding of Drupal and maybe the command line (but not necessary)
  • A laptop
AmyJune Hineline
Kanopi Studios Logo
Kanopi Studios: Contribution Workshop #DrupalContributions Slide
AmyJune Hineline
of
Kanopi Studios

OpenSource Community Ambassador @ Kanopi Studios

Speaker Diversity Workshop (Morning)

This workshop helps speakers from underrepresented groups prepare to speak at conferences. This will, in turn, help local meetups, Drupal Camps, and even DrupalCons develop a more diverse speaker roster. The workshop helps folks bust through their impostor syndrome and develop a topic, title, pitch, bio, and outline.

The workshop covers:

  • Impostor syndrome
  • Finding a topic
  • Better speaker tips
  • Writing a great pitch
  • Creating an outline
  • Creating great slides
  • Public speaking confidence


This workshop is a great fit for you if you’ve ever felt uncomfortable about speaking at events or wanted to present but found yourself thinking:

“What would I talk about?”

“I’m not an expert in anything.”

Qymana Botts
Qymana Botts
of
Nerdery

Software Engineer at Nerdery

Getting Started with Drupal 8

Drupal, an open source content management system, is used to make many of the websites and applications you use every day. Drupal has great standard features, like easy content authoring, reliable performance, and excellent security.

In this training, Pantheon’s expert Drupal instructors will walk you through the essentials of creating your first Drupal website. By the end, you’ll have an understanding of Drupal’s fundamental building blocks and a working sandbox on Pantheon that you can continue to use for as long as you like. From there, you can continue to explore at your own pace with our recommended self-serve training resources.

Who Should Attend:
No prior experience with Drupal or web development is necessary. All are welcome.

The eight-hour course consists of topic-driven lectures and step-by-step exercises delivered online. Some typical attendees of past events have been:

  • Drupal-Curious Developers - Ever wonder how to build sites with Drupal?
  • Junior Developers - Anyone getting started with web development will learn the foundations of Drupal.
  • Web Team Members - Project Managers, Site Builders, QA testers and anyone else who works with a Drupal site building team.

What you'll learn:

  • Drupal Basics: Discover why Drupal has become one of the biggest CMSs and how you can leverage the Drupal community on your next project.
  • Content Types & Fields: These building blocks of Drupal allow you to create and manage complex data structures with an easy UI.
  • Dynamic Lists: You’ll learn how to use Views, a UI-driven query builder, to generate dynamic pages and blocks that can be reused throughout your site.

Q&A: We'll spend a portion of the time answering any questions you have around the essentials of Drupal.

Doug Cone
Pantheon: Getting Started With Drupal 8
Doug Cone
of
Pantheon

Engagement Manager at Pantheon