Trainings

Are you prepared to gain mastery of your Drupal Skills? BADCamp has two full days of training offered from some of the most talented leaders in the Drupal community. Join the masters on Wednesday and Thursday while they unfold the magic. This year BADCamp offers skills training in DevOps, theming, migrations, Composer and Git workflows, and much more!

This year we are charging a fee $50 of for whole day and $25 for half day training to cover operating expenses. The contributor workshop will be free.

If you can't afford the training fees or it's super complicated to get funding, please reach out to the BADCamp organizers via the contact form and we will help! We have had generous attendees offer to donate extra seats in the classes.

Thank you for your understanding. 

BADCamp is 100% volunteer run and 100% funded by our sponsors and the support of our local community. Thank you!

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Please note, due to the logistics of running the event and coordinating trainees, all seats are non-refundable after Monday, September 23.

 

Wednesday, October 2

Analytics Pro: Own your Data and Put it to the Service of your Cause

Data can tell your story, but only if you’ve configured your technology to track the right high value interactions. This hands-on training will blend best practices across Google Analytics, Tag Manager, and Data Studio with practical exercises in data ownership. Marketers, site owners, developers, and content strategists alike will emerge with a magic wand to wave in the service of their cause.
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Analytics Pro: Own your Data and Put it to the Service of your Cause

17 Spaces Available

Become a Developer Experience Superhero: Building Processes That Unlock Your Team's Potential

Time is wasted and quality suffers when there is no agreed-upon process for onboarding new developers into a project, running project tests (you wrote tests right?), and deploying the project to your staging infrastructure. Time = money, Quality = money. Your team needs predictable and easy to use systems and processes that free up brainpower and creativity to deliver amazing web work. It's not all that complicated to developer those systems, and in this training, we'll cover some ways to get these basics dialed in for your team so you can get to the amazing work of building the internet.
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Register for the Become a Developer Experience Superhero: Building Processes That Unlock Your Team's Potential training.

15 Spaces Available

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 live session, David Needham, Pantheon’s expert Drupal instructor, 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.
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16 Spaces Available

New Contributor Workshop

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.

Component Based Development

With the component-based approach becoming the standard for Drupal 8 development we’re beginning to see some slick front-end environments show up in Drupal themes. The promise that talented front-enders with little Drupal knowledge can jump right in is now a reality and we at Mediacurrent are experiencing this firsthand already. In this training, we will put into practice one of the latest trends in development: components. Building a website using a component-based approach can help make code more reusable, dramatically improve collaboration among teams, while improving flexibility and long-term maintenance of your project. We will work on building a living style guide which will become the single source of truth for markup, styles, and javascript behaviors.
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29 Spaces Available

Component-based Theming with Pattern Lab

Join us as we walk through an advanced look into component-based design. Together we will master Component-based theming with Pattern Lab as we work to identify complex patterns, define encapsulated components, utilize command line tools such as Composer, NPM and Gulp to quickly create a PatternLab managed theme. Learn how to work smarter in developing components that can easily be integrated into project after project without having to recreate yourself. If you consider yourself a front-end developer then you will be right at home learning all the newest techniques to take your skills to the next level as we master Component-based theming with Pattern Lab.
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35 Spaces Available

Composer Basics

The Composer dependency manager can sometimes be a little intimidating for new users - until you learn just a little bit about what is under the hood, then the full power of both this tool is fully revealed. In this half-day workshop, we'll learn the basics of Composer to manage a project's dependencies using hands-on examples. Once we know the basics, we'll take a look at a the "Drupal Composer Drupal Project" Composer template - a current best practice for managing Drupal 8 codebases. As time permits, additional Composer-related tips and tricks will be discussed and demonstrated.
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10 Spaces Available

Hosting Drupal on Kubernetes

Large scale Drupal sites have been difficult to deploy, due to the complexities of integrating multiple pieces of infrastructure. Many have resorted to using hosting companies that provide an out-of-the-box solution. However, this locks you in to one vendor. Kubernetes allows you to break that lock and host your entire site, at global scale, on pure open source software. This training will introduce you to Kubernetes, a container orchestrator, including how to deploy new object definitions, infrastructure, and security certificates.
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19 Spaces Available

Intro to Backdrop CMS

Backdrop CMS is Drupal 7, but it includes many of the features you'll find in Drupal 8. It's been optimized for performance, and improved for usability. Backdrop is targeted towards companies and organizations who are delivering comprehensive websites on a budget. This introductory training will cover the basics of creating and administering a website with Backdrop CMS.
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7 Spaces Available

Speaker Diversity Workshop

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.

Thursday, October 3

I'm New to Drupal, What did I Get Myself Into? A Drupal 8 Overview for Non-Developers

Are you responsible for project management, content, or vendor selection and preparing to work with Drupal? This one-day training delivers all of the tools you need to get started. Delivered by an Acquia Certified Drupal Developer, this training will answer the questions you didn’t even know to ask. Targeted to the non-developer, this training is perfect for individuals that need to get up and running in Drupal - fast! Attendees will benefit from a unique perspective at the intersection of Drupal expertise, project management and marketing, that only Margaret Plett can deliver as a former marketing executive and author of the Drupal 8 Acquia curricula. Individuals that are brand new to Drupal will walk away with the confidence to work within the Drupal framework and community.
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Register for the I'm New to Drupal, What did I Get Myself Into? A Drupal 8 Overview for Non-Developers training.

7 Spaces Available

Intermediate To Advanced CSS For Practical Peoples

The goal of this training is to help people who have are familiar with CSS but find it frustrating, or want to learn more about how it works. We'll start by talking about how CSS was designed to work, what it wants to do, and then talk about the major parts of it. We won't be focusing much on syntax, that can be googled, the goal is to help you understand it so it doesn't feel frustrating, random and buggy.
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38 Spaces Available

JAMStack-ify Drupal 8 with GatsbyJS

Gatsby is rapidly becoming one of the most popular ways to build a React front-end on the web, and Drupal 8 is one of the best platforms to use as a back-end for Gatsby's data source! In this training you'll learn how to take a brand new Drupal 8 site running the Umami Demonstration Install Profile and build a recipe blog front-end using GatsbyJS and React. Once complete, we'll take our brand new site live using Netlify, a popular free hosting platform for Gatsby sites. Experience with React is not required for this training!
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7 Spaces Available

Upgrading to Drupal 8 using the Migrate API

Learn to use the Migrate API to upgrade your Drupal 6/7 site to Drupal 8. Test how the automated upgrade procedure can help you get a head start in writing the migrations. You will have the opportunity to change your site’s information architecture as part of the upgrade process.
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9 Spaces Available

Project Management for Drupal Projects

Open Source Drupal Development is a specialty and so is Drupal Project Management. What can you do to ensure your next Drupal project is a huge success for your organization or clients? Join senior FFW staff as they share their experience working with some of the largest and most complex projects ever built and help you understand and implement best practices at every stage of your project.  This training is designed to help organization project managers, product owners, decision-makers, and stakeholders understand Drupal, how it differs from other systems and what needs to be done differently to get the most out of Drupal. We discuss the various stages of Drupal project development from planning to maintenance and provide practical guidance on how you can support your team to deliver the best possible outcomes at each stage.
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5 Spaces Available