We’re excited to be offering two training sessions at BADCamp this year! Both of them focus on widening the reach of the internet and Drupal. Accessibility and contribution are close to our hearts at Hook 42 as they both are great tools for making the web a more diverse and inclusive place. The best thing about both subjects? You don’t have to know everything to dive in and get started - starting where you are is a great way to move things forward.
Please, join us on Wednesday October 24, 2018 for a half day training about getting started with Drupal contribution and/or on Thursday October 25, 2018 for a full day training on accessibility on the web.
Both sessions are appropriate for beginners or those looking for a refresh of the foundational concepts.
Many Drupallers dream of contributing to the Drupal project. But where do you begin? And more importantly, what are some of the tools you use to navigate the adventure successfully?
This training is intended for ANYONE who wants to learn how to contribute, not just those who are new to tech. No coding knowledge is required - there are plenty of ways to give back to Drupal without having to code.
In this half-day training, we will discuss why contribution to open source is important and look at some of the tools necessary for working in the Drupal issue queue as a new contributor.
Tools of the trade:
There will also be a hands-on workshop demonstrating the process of finding a bug, creating an issue, writing a patch, uploading the fix to Drupal.org, and then reviewing the patch for RTBC (Reviewed and Tested By the Community).
- A positive attitude about contributing back to open source software.
- A willingness to learn.
- A basic understanding of Drupal.
- A laptop - preferably with a working local Drupal environment (but not necessary as we will go over some of the steps for setup).
About the Trainers:
AmyJune Hineline is an active member and contributor in the Drupal community. As a Community Lead, she believes that giving back to an open source project should be easy and fun.
John Q.T. Nguyen has helped facilitate contribution sprints at multiple Drupal Camps, Global Training Days, and at DrupalCon. He enjoys introducing new and beginning users to Drupal and participating in activities to grow the Drupal Community.
Daniel Rose's passion for Drupal extends beyond the issue queue. When he is not actively working on issues, he is mentoring new contributors and helping empower them by showing them new tools and techniques.
This training course is a crash-course in web accessibility concepts targeted towards both content managers and developers working in Drupal who are tasked to create an "accessible website".
Accessibility: what and why?
- Understanding disabilities and challenges
- Laws, standards, and organizations (beyond the WCAG 2.0/2.1)
- Conformance Testing
- Accessible Elements of the Web
About the Trainers:
Aimee Degnan is an IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) and a seasoned Drupal and Web Architect who helps audit and architect websites for better accessibility. She believes in eliminating all the barriers that exist for accessibility to help make the web more diverse through inclusivity.
AmyJune Hineline is an active organizer of the Drupal Accessibility meet-up and is passionate about accessible information for all. Her history as a healthcare professional provides her with a rich understanding of the challenges folks may need to overcome and how that may affect their interaction with the web and supporting tools.