Building sites with Drupal

Use Drupal to build scalable websites as you create data structure, blocks, dynamic pages, and more!

Overview

Learn how Drupal Core can be used to build the underlying structure and content of your website without code(!). In this hands-on course, we walk you through many "Drupal-isms" so that you may unlock the power of Drupal while performing the duties of a "site builder". Those responsibilities include configuring your website, planning and implementing data architecture (using Drupal entity types), managing user roles and accounts, editing content, building pages, and installing and configuring existing and contributed modules and themes. This is your first step into working as a Drupal web developer.

This class is designed for:

  • Developers at any level. Yes, ANY level!
  • Anyone considering a career change into the web development field
  • People interested in learning how to manage more than just content on their Drupal websites

 

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What You'll Learn

  • Implementation of data architecture (via Drupal 8+ content types)

  • When & how to create taxonomies, media types, block types, and more!

  • Extending Drupal Core's basic functionality by enabling additional modules

  • Building dynamic views of content

  • Various approaches for page building

  • Creating various user accounts and user roles with differing levels of access

  • Take home exercises to learn even more!

A Better Way To Learn

Previous graduates built debugacademy.com, debugsociety.com, and more live websites!

Our personalized approach to teaching allows us to cater to individual student strengths and interests. Students are part of a real development team working on real projects. You'll even leave with a working portfolio and applied experience on a software project led by a senior developer.

 

Our Classes

  • "I think the way learning in this course is laid out is really well done"

    The structure and order of the course made a lot of sense, it was very logical, and paced in an appropriate way. As soon as I got curious about another topic, it came up later in a lesson or in the next lecture. I think the way learning in this course is laid out is really well done, and now I'm going to have a hard time following the structure of other courses if it doesn't feel just as logical. Well done. Thank you.

    J'Vaughn Johnson
    Software Engineer at Yale University
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  • "Being able to also work on a real project was amazing"

    I enjoyed the formal "lecture" and then the code along division of each class. Being able to also work on a real project was amazing and being part of real workflow using Git was especially helpful. Also, having Ashraf available for Zoom calls was quite nice in addition to the Slack chatroom.” Ashraf's a great instructor, he explains things in a way that make it seem more approachable.

    Jack Garratt
    Senior Full-Stack Drupal Developer at ICF
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  • "I really liked the support I received when taking the course!"

    I took the course and with the skills I gained, I was able to get placed on a high-profile project "The Cheesecake Factory"! && many other client projects right after. I must say the tools I learned here at Debug Academy are the same tools the teams I work with on client projects use as well which is pretty amazing! I highly recommend this course!!

    Lynda Santiago
    Drupal Front-End Developer at Debug Academy
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  • Older and Female

    Being older and female, I frequently felt like I didn’t belong when attending conferences or meetups with white 20-something males. But I REALLY felt comfortable with this group of students and instructors. The kindness and patience of the instructors responding to even the very basic questions reassured me that this is a community I can be a part of.

    A student looking to re-enter the workforce

Meet Your Instructor

At Debug Academy, we make sure we've got the right to give you the best education possible. Our instructors are renowned experts who lead with empathy to ensure a quality learning experience for everyone.

  • Ashraf Abed

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    Ashraf Abed is a certified Drupal 7 & 8 Grand Master, and a former Technical Architect at Acquia. He is involved in numerous enterprise development projects and has been fortunate enough to experience working as the lead developer on websites like Whitehouse.Gov and other prominent Drupal websites. Teaching is his passion.

     

     

Take the Next Step!

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