In Part 1 of Learning Drupal we looked at learning considerations, seeing what Drupal can do and being inspired, diving in, local user groups and DrupalCamps. In Part 1.5 I shamelessly plugged a Drupal themer / developer position we had open (what better way to learn Drupal??).
LevelTen is a proud organizing co-sponsor, along with Neospire, of the first ever Drupal on the Bayou! The Drupal summit will take place at the award-winning Harrah's hotel which is walking distance from the French Quarter and the keynote speaker will be Drupal rockstar "Webchick" a.k.a. Angie Byron.
LevelTen's very own, David Hahn, presents Learning Drupal. In it, he will show you the best ways to dive into Drupal. This is a great presentation to watch if you're interested in Drupal and don't know where to get started. Start here!
In Part 1 of my Learning Drupal blog series, I introduced some first steps to learning and understanding Drupal. In Parts 2 & 3 I plan to dig into training classes, official Drupal documentation and user forums, site recipes, blogs and blog aggregators, books, podcasts, videos, slide decks, distributions, Twitter, IRC, and more. But I thought I'd sneak in a Part 1.5 and show you a really great way to get paid to learn Drupal.
I'm sure most of you who are reading this are in love with Drupal and so am I. But I'm about to share with you one of the hard learned lessons about Drupal. That is, sometimes not doing it in Drupal is a better idea.
Features enables you to piece components and configuration together from multiple modules to create functionality (features) that can be reused. Matthew discusses what features is and what it can do, why you should use features and then walks you through using it.
Acquia's Kieran Lal gives an introduction and complete overview of what Drupal and open source software is, the importance of its community, who is using Drupal, and what it is capable of. This is a great presentation if you are new to Drupal or if you have heard of Drupal and are considering using it.