Introductory PHP Ramp-Up (Evenings) (S2)

Gain exposure to and experience with writing code in PHP

Tues & Thurs Evenings from Oct 13th until Oct 22nd
7:30pm - 9:00pm ET

Four 90-minute sessions



Payment plans available


Making the transition from "dabbling in code" to understanding a programming language can be daunting. First you need to pick which programming language to learn, then you need to somehow learn it. As of April, 2020, it is reported that PHP is in use by 78% of ALL websites! Popular CMS systems such as Drupal and Wordpress are primarily powered by PHP. Not a bad choice for a first language! Join us as we dive into learning PHP through a combination of lectures, code samples, and take-home exercises and reading material. As learning your first programming language is never easy, the learning experience will be divided across multiple lectures and led by knowledgeable, experienced, empathetic instructors.

This class is designed for:

  • Developers with little to no experience writing PHP code
  • Beginners interested in progressing towards becoming Drupal, Wordpress, Laravel, or Symfony developers
  • Complete beginners with an interest in learning their first programming language
  • Drupal site builders, themers, or content editors looking to journey towards custom module development

What You'll Learn

  • PHP is used by 78% of ALL websites! (Stat last updated on April 2020)

  • PHP powers Drupal, Wordpress, Laravel, and Symfony content management systems / website building frameworks

  • Learning PHP is a career accelerant: Work your way up from editing content to building full websites!

  • Learn about variables, functions, loops, arrays, objects, outputting webpages, frameworks, and so much more!


A Better Way To Learn

Previous graduates built,, 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

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.

  • Omar Abed

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    Omar Abed is a certified Drupal 8 & 9 Developer. He received degrees in computer engineering from Virginia Tech and Marquette, and worked in various roles at GE, General Dynamics, and Parsons Corporation before joining Debug Academy. Omar has worked on several high-profile sites, including and sites for As an instructor, Omar enjoys cultivating interest in software to create the next wave of software developers.

  • 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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