The Spring 2020 class of our Drupal Career Online course is off to a great start with a (sold out!) group of ten amazing students from across the United States. During the 12 weeks, we’ll be diving deep into Git, Composer, information architecture, site-building, module and theme development, development workflows, and so, so, so much more!
This semester’s class includes students with a wide range of technical backgrounds and experiences. Some quick stats:
- Includes students from all four U.S. time zones.
- Includes Windows, Mac OS, and Linux users.
- Some students with Drupal 7 experience and some who are new to Drupal.
- Varying levels of command line and PHP experience.
- All students are using Docker-based local development environments (Lando and DDEV).
- One student is returning for their second DCO (they previously took the Drupal 7 version of the course).
- Three students are associated with the same company.
- One student is the child of a long-time active Drupal community member.
Each of our students has different goals and expectations for the course; over the duration of the course, we will be working to personalize their experience via office hours, community mentors, and the high-level of student/teacher interaction that the DCO has come to be known for.
In addition to the 7 hours of class time each week, students have access to 4 hours of open “office hours” each week with DrupalEasy instructors where they can ask about anything Drupal- (or Drupal-adjacent) related. Half of the office hours coincide with DrupalEasy’s perpetual office hours for all DCO alumni – this serves as a way to help introduce new students to our ongoing DrupalEasy learning community.
In the next week or so, we’ll be looking for community mentors for each of our current students. If you’re interested in getting involved, please let us know– this is a great opportunity to give back to the community while growing your own Drupal network. We always try to match up mentors and mentees based on similar Drupal interests and/or technical backgrounds.
If you, or someone you know, is interested in learning more about the DCO, the next semester begins August 31 – learn more by attending one of our free, 1-hour Taste of Drupal information seminars.