At Drupalize.Me, we have a long history of leading in-person Drupal training workshops. In fact, our whole website evolved out of public workshops we used to do as part of Lullabot before online video-based training was a thing. (We even made DVDs once!) While workshops are no longer the core of our business, we continue to offer them on occasion at DrupalCon and various local camps -- just because we just love doing them.
I’ve always really enjoyed facilitating real-time in-person workshops. It’s such a different experience than recording screencasts. The energy is different, as is the sense of accomplishment and the rush you get afterwards. And while both are great for learning, I think there are some benefits to in-person learning that are hard to replicate via written tutorials and pre-recorded screencasts.
So this fall, we’re trying something new: we’re offering real-time remote workshops. It’s not quite in-person, but I’m pretty excited to try it out. I’m looking forward to being able to engage with others who are learning Drupal. And I think that there are some interesting things we can explore -- like using VS Code’s collaboration features, and tools like Miro -- that’ll make the whole experience engaging in a different, yet equally valuable way.
We’re still ironing out the details, but we’ll certainly be doing a version of our popular Hands-On Theming workshop which has sold out every time we’ve done it in the last 4 years. I’m also excited that we’re putting together a workshop on upgrading from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 (or 9).
We’re going to keep the number of seats limited (probably 10 or fewer), in order to ensure we can create an environment that promotes discussion and collaboration. I think the intimacy of smaller groups can be much more engaging than large webinar-style courses where the participants are mostly anonymous.
Take a look at what we’ve got in store, and sign up for the waiting list to get early access and discounted prices when we schedule these workshops later this year.
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