Drupal Course - Spring 2022 (S18)

Learn Drupal 8 & 9 development with a focus on front end development.

Late Jan 2022 - April 2022
Sun 10am-1pm, Wed 7pm-10pm

3 months (part-time)


This course teaches Drupal 8 & 9 development with a focus on front end development. Unfamiliar with Drupal? You're in for a treat. Drupal is an open source CMS which powers websites built for The White House, NBC, Twitter, Ebay, Harvard, Stanford, NBA, PUMA... and so many more. The website you are on right now was built by graduates of this class! To see more websites built using Drupal, visit drupal.com's showcase.

This class is designed for:

  • Developers at any level. Yes, ANY level! 
  • Anyone looking to make a career change into the web development field
  • Students who are dedicated to putting in the time and effort to be successful in the class
  • Professionals looking to enhance their web development skill set.
  • Students interested in learning Drupal 8 & 9, HTML/CSS, and more while gaining REAL experience as a Drupal developer

What You'll Learn

  • Use the Command Line Interface (CLI)

  • Manage packages, patches, and dependencies with Composer

  • Setup & use a local Drupal Development environment

  • Use Git commands and team workflows

  • Manage updates in Configuration in Code for Enterprise development

  • Write semantic HTML5 & CSS

  • Understand and apply Responsive design fundamentals

  • Use SASS in Drupal themes

  • Modify Drupal 8 & 9 themes with Twig

  • Drupal Site building

  • Create searchable lists of content with Drupal's query generator, "Views"

  • Understand the basics of Drupal Data Architecture

  • Gain efficiency with CLI tools, Drush & Drupal Console

  • Utilize PHP Fundamentals and programming best practices

  • Comprehend Object Oriented Programming in PHP

  • Debug PHP using an IDE

  • Write Basic Drupal modules

  • Use Drupal hooks and interpret the Drupal API

  • Inject data into themes with PHP

  • Choose how to build Drupal pages from various options: nodes, twig, layout builder, PHP pages

  • Familiarize yourself with advanced Drupal caching layers

  • In this thorough course, there's 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 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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"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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Career Change, Landed Job

I finished the class and kept practicing and before I knew it, I landed a new job! I've been working as a Drupal Developer for about 6 months now.

Senior Developer, Booz Allen Hamilton

A Librarian's Experience

When I took the class, I was considering a change of career from being a librarian to being a Drupal developer.

I remember when I was taking the Debug Academy class I'd stay up late working on assignments, and I'd go to bed at 2:00 a.m. with a smile on my face that I couldn't contain. It may sound corny, but I don't know that I have ever been that happy with my work.

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Interviewed with Acquia!

By the end of the class I had worked on multiple Drupal sites and landed an interview with Acquia, who ended up hiring me as a Drupal Developer. Highly recommend it.

Technical Architect, Acquia

Amani's favorite aspect

"My favorite aspect was learning with my classmates. A lot of us were new to web development and some of us had experience but were learning. I loved having that interaction with other students who are all very driven and goal-oriented."

Software engineer and Beaconfire Red Employee

From A to Z Drupal Development

Taking the class ended up being one of my best career decisions. Prior to the course, I had no knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP, Git, or Drupal. Now, I am a Drupal Developer.

Developer, CWS

Aladdin Never Feels Alone

I never feel like I’m alone. I’m always confident that I’m going to understand it at the end of the day because I have that support structure behind me.

Drupal developer

From one Bootcamp to Debug

I’ve learned so much more valuable information from you in the first 5 and a half weeks, than I did during the 16 and a half weeks at the Bootcamp. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

From a graduate of a different coding bootcamp prior to this course

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

Enroll Today

Debug Academy is waiting for the next surge of developers, just like you, looking for a career enhancement. Get started with Drupal by taking our class on Drupal 8 Web Development.

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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.



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