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by Erich Ludwig
Global Drupal Day
Friday, June 22 has been designated by the Drupal Association as a "Global Drupal Day" - a day in which we will encourage as many people as possible to learn a little Drupal.
The goal here is to bring Drupal to the masses! One of the Drupal Association's 2012 goals is to educate more people on the Drupal project.
We have done this as a global training community once before - in February of this year. At that point, we had Acquia partners running events in Dublin (Ireland), Florida (USA), Oregon (USA), Massachusetts (USA), Dakar & St Louis (Senegal), Nairobi (Kenya), and Kampala (Uganda). Acquia Training Partners trained people using our HelloDrupal material, as well as our Drupal in a Day course. Almost 250 people were trained, with over half of those trained in Africa! Check out this photo of a "Drupal in a Day" course in Kampala, which was organized by Mountbatten.
Drupal in a Day in Kampala, Uganda
This photo (and the others 3 below) were all taken by Benjamin Lutayaa (@benjunni on Twitter). The event took place in the Kampabit training room. The training event in Kenya took place at the iHub in Nairobi. These two events trained over 100 people - congrats and thanks to Mountbatten!
We hope to see similar energy and numbers for this training - but this should be larger as the Drupal Association is helping to promote the events. We hope to see continued growth of Drupal in newer markets, and look forward to hundreds and thousands of new Drupalists.
Along with Acquia, the following Acquia Training Partners will be delivering training on June 22:
- Acquia (Oxford, England) - HelloDrupal!
- Acquia (Online) - HelloDrupal!
- Acquia (Burlington, MA) - HelloDrupal! - PLUS - Acquia will also be delivering a full week of FREE training for students that week - see my other post for more info.
- Blink Reaction (New York, NY) - HelloDrupal!
- Exaltation of Larks (Los Angeles, California) - Learn Drupal with the Larks
- Forum One Communications (Seattle, WA) - Drupal in a Day
- LevelTen (Dallas, Texas) - Intro to Drupal with LevelTen
- SeeD (Bogota, Colombia) - Hello Drupal!
- PreviousNext (Sydney, Australia) - Hello Drupal!
- Open Source Training - (Online)info coming shortly
- AshDay (Online, Instructor Lead) - Hello Drupal!
- Wizzlern (Netherlands - Arnhem, Hattem) - HelloDrupal! two places
For a listing of all events being held on that day - please stay tuned to http://drupal.org/learn-drupal.
If you'd like to help promote - please use #learndrupal on Twitter and spread the word about course(s) near you. We're very excited to see a global community using our HelloDrupal! material to bring new people and energy into the Drupal community.
Future days of Global Drupal Day training will include September 14 and December 14, 2012 - so stay tuned for those.
More images of Drupal growth and learning in Uganda:
A full house for Drupal Training
Checking out the Acquia Training page
Drupal Admin Menu looks the same the world over...