[cancelled] Drupal 9 (&8) Custom Module Development

Learn how modules are built in Drupal 8 & 9!

Friday, October 9
9:00am-4:30pm ET

1 Day



Payment plans available


Drupal is a great tool for building dynamic, scalable websites using community-created code and modules. But what happens when the community has yet to create a module with functionality needed for your site? You can create it yourself! Learn the basics of module development in Drupal 8 to remove the mystery behind how contributed modules work.

This class is designed for:

  • Drupal 7 developers looking to learn Drupal 8
  • Site builders with some PHP experience looking to create their first Drupal module
  • People who do not want to be restricted by the availability of contrib modules
  • Themers looking to become "full stack" Drupal 8 developers
  • Attendees should at least have basic experience writing PHP code to sign up for this class!

What You'll Learn

  • Create your first Drupal 8(+) module

  • Learn about Drupal's render arrays and form API, the building blocks of all displayed content

  • Create custom permissions, programmatic pages, alter forms, and more

  • Understand hooks and events

  • Create your own composer.json file for your custom module

  • Applying patches to fix contributed modules

  • Learn about configuration, state, caching, and more

  • When to use a plugin, a service, or a plain custom class

  • And 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

Meet The Instructor(s)

At Debug Academy, we make sure we've got the right people in the room to get you the best education possible. Our instructors are screened, evaluated and skill-tested to ensure a quality learning experience for everyone.

  • Ashraf Abed

    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.



  • Jack Garratt

    Jack Garratt was a historian and an educator who earned his PHD before switching careers to Drupal development. He enrolled in Debug Academy's career-changing Drupal development course and has gone on to attain both of the Acquia Certified Front End Specialist and Acquia Certified Developer certifications.

Learn more!

Learn more about what is taught and what others have gained by participating in this course.