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Trainings: Getting Started with Drupal 8

Date: Friday, August 14, 2020
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Online via Hopin

Drupal, an open source content management system, is used to make many of the websites and applications you use every day. Drupal has great standard features, like easy content authoring, reliable performance, and excellent security.

In this training, Pantheon’s expert Drupal instructors will walk you through the essentials of creating your first Drupal website. By the end, you’ll have an understanding of Drupal’s fundamental building blocks and a working sandbox on Pantheon that you can continue to use for as long as you like. From there, you can continue to explore at your own pace with our recommended self-serve training resources.

What you'll learn

  • Drupal Basics: Discover why Drupal has become one of the biggest CMSs and how you can leverage the Drupal community on your next project.
  • Content Types & Fields: These building blocks of Drupal allow you to create and manage complex data structures with an easy UI.
  • Dynamic Lists: You’ll learn how to use Views, a UI-driven query builder, to generate dynamic pages and blocks that can be reused throughout your site.
  • Q&A: We'll spend a portion of the time answering any questions you have around the essentials of Drupal.

Who should attend

No prior experience with Drupal or web development is necessary. All are welcome.

The half-day course consists of topic-driven lectures and step-by-step exercises delivered online. Some typical attendees of past events have been:

  • Drupal-Curious Developers - Ever wonder how to build sites with Drupal?
  • Junior Developers - Anyone getting started with web development will learn the foundations of Drupal.
  • Web Team Members - Project Managers, Site Builders, QA testers and anyone else who works with a Drupal site building team.


David Needham

Developer Advocate at Pantheon

David Needham is a Developer Advocate at Pantheon where he focuses on developer education and training. When he's not blogging about productivity at or speaking at conferences, you can probably find him with his bicycle-loving family playing board games in Champaign, IL.

Training Format

The students in this training workshop will be following along with a pre-recorded video from June. You will receive a PDF workbook with step-by-step instructions for every exercise and you'll benefit from hearing the answers to all of the questions asked by the 300+ students in that workshop. A volunteer will be in the Hopin room with you to help if you get stuck or have any questions that go above and beyond the material.

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