The next Drupal Ireland event is taking place this weekend, on
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th April, in the DERI building at NUI, Galway
and will run from 10am to 5pm both days. Registration is free and you
can now sign-up for this event at http://www.drupalireland.com.
* Presentations in two tracks: White belt and black belt *
On the Saturday, the event will include presentations from experienced
Drupal developers where people can learning more about Drupal, what it
can do and how it can benefit both them and their organisation. There
will be two tracks, so participants of all levels will be catered for.
- White Belt track: For newcomers and beginners.
- Black Belt track: For intermediates and experts.
* Hands-on collaborative activity *
On the Sunday, we have an exciting hands-on activity planned to allow
everyone the chance to participate and put their new knowledge to good
use. Drupal n'Go: two teams will be going head-to-head designing two
websites for two Irish not-for-profits, in 24 hours! This is a
fantastic opportunity during which you will not only gain invaluable
experience with Drupal and get to participate in the entire website
development process from start to finish, but will also have the
opportunity to help two worthy organisations.
Everyone can bring something to the team: web developers, graphic
designers, Drupal developers, programmers, testers, usability experts,
content writers, and others all have a part to play. This serves as a
chance to give new users an opportunity to learn more about what
Drupal can do, and for more experienced developers to expand upon
their existing knowledge.
* Document as-we-go *
Not only that, but we are honoured to have Drupal's very own Addison
Berry, head of the documentation team, coming from the US in
attendance. In parallel with the website challenge, Addison will be
leading be a documentation sprint. Participating in the sprint is an
excellent way to get involved with the community and make a meaningful
contribution to the Drupal project. It aims at creating cleaner,
clearer, and more accessible documentation for members of the Drupal
community. If you are a beginner and learning about Drupal, there is a
great deal of help you can provide by explaining Drupal with an
* About Drupal *
Drupal is a powerful open source content management system which
allows users to easily publish, manage and share a wide variety of
content on the internet. There is a great demand for people who know
this software and demand is growing. Drupal's many features and
add-ons allow it to be used for a variety of website needs; including
for marketing, internal communications, informational websites, and
for social networking purposes. See http://www.drupal.org
* About the Irish Drupal user group *
This event is being organised by the Drupal Ireland user group- a
volunteer membership group. The group is comprised of developers who
use Drupal everyday; who contribute to Drupal core, documentation and
maintain popular modules.
Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, this event is being
held free of charge. Lunch is also being provided, and while
registration is free, we would ask people to register before hand so
we can cater accordingly.
More information on the event, including accommodation and car
pooling, can be found at http://groups.drupal.org/node/18452
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