Countdown to DrupalEasy

Step 1, install Drupal.

Sounds simple, right? Wrong. For someone still pretty new to the world of web development, I found it challenging. In fact, “What is Drupal?” more accurately describes where I was when I joined the Osio Labs team last summer as People Support. No synapses fired. No flashing light bulbs.

For the last year, my primary role has been to provide support for Drupalize.Me. We have the largest collection of Drupal training videos anywhere. That means there’s a lot of content and learners to support. But from my first day, I was also intrigued by the tutorials themselves. I soon realized I wanted to learn Drupal -- in addition to supporting other learners! A few months back, something really exciting happened: Osio Labs gave me the time and resources to do just that -- learn Drupal. I’d begun teaching myself coding two years ago and this was an amazing opportunity to expand my knowledge base.

Since then, it’s been a whole new world for me. It’s been exciting to learn about an open-source content management system that millions of people and businesses around the world use to build and maintain websites. It’s also been slightly intimidating to navigate this new terrain alone.

Now, lucky for me, I don’t have to! Beginning August 26, I’m taking DrupalEasy’s Drupal Career Online program and I’m thrilled to be taking this next step in my Drupal journey. Wish me luck! Or better yet, come along for the ride! I plan on blogging about it here. If you’re a beginner like me, hopefully there’ll be something to aid you in your learning process, to encourage you when you’re feeling stuck, or to support you on your own road to Drupal proficiency.

Comments

Awesome, Ashley. I'm self-taught and so I certainly have holes in my knowledge of doing things the "Drupal Way" (and sometimes I'm sure I force-fit things when doing it the Drupal way would make my life easier downstream). I've forwarded your blog link to others at different stages on their journey to learning Drupal. I look forward to following your blog and filling in the gaps in my knowledge!

Hi Tom! Thanks for sharing the blog! Connecting with the Drupal community is one of my favorite aspects of learning so far. I'm looking forward to continuing to share my journey with you guys and learning together along the way :)

Nice work on being proactive and taking the steps to expand your Drupal skillset. Be interested in a follow-up article on how your course went.

Thanks! It's been such a great experience so far. I'll be documenting the entire journey, so lookout for the next blog post :)

Welcome to our Cult. =)
*kidding*

Thanks

this is so great to see a fellow learner in my class blogging here. even though I have been working with drupal for a while I am learning a lot about Drupal 8 and am totally glad I am taking the class

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