Looking at the DrupalCon Latinamerica 2015 web site. I just find out no training day offered for the event which somehow is kinda disappointing, since even the local-community events have been offering a full free training day during several DrupalCamps. I can recall at least during this year DrupalCamp Mexico, DrupalCamp Costa Rica and DrupalCamp Centro América.
So I decided to send a tweet with my concern about this topic and did make sure I copy to the main players on the organization of this event: @drupalcon, @drupalconlatino and @DrupalAssoc. You can RT and Reply with your comment here or see my question:
As you can see a reply was sent by Holly Ross @drupalhross this was the answer:
Sounds pretty valid right, without money there is not much the DA can do.
Looking at the program, the first day is almost free of activities other than Registration & Open Reception.
Monday - 9 February 2015
If the issue is related to budget, what can we do as a community to help and make a free full training day happen during the event ?.
How about take advantage of a few community members which already are spending their time & money in order to assist the event and asking if they are interested in provide free trainings for the attendees. I can bet that more than a few of us will be more than happy to propose a free training session.
Would not that be wonderful the Drupal community giving back to the community, is not that one of the main goals of this brotherhood.
I will put my effort and time where my mouth is and this is my training proposal for the event.
Full-day (6 to 8 hrs) free training proposals by the commmunity:
- "Introduction to Symfony2 & Drupal 8" by David Flores & Jesus Manuel Olivas
- "Views and Panels" by Jorge Ram & Joaquín Bravo (Axai)
- "Drupal for designers", "Drupal site building for designers" or "Information Architecture for drupal" by Alberto Rojas (Manatí)
- "Beginner and/or advanced Drupal" by Joeri Poesen (Code Enigma)
- "Sass 101, from the ground up" by José David Leiva
- "Test-Driven Drupal: TDD & BDD in Your Drupal Workflow" or "Community-Building in a Big, Diverse Open Source World" by Miguel Hernandez
- "Best Practices for Building Drupal Sites on a Managed Platform: Git Magic, Continuous Integration, and Configuration in Code (CMI)" by Matt Cheney (Pantheon)
- "Headless Drupal" by Omar Aguirre or Victor Kane
- "The Absolute Beginners Guide to Drupal" by Steve (ostraining)
- "What is Drupal?" - Atenea
- "Multilingual site building, alternatives available and best practices (for D7)" by Alberto Arancibia
Feel free to add a comment on this post either you think it is or not a good idea or any other concern this causes.
I will update the list based on the proposal if any is added as a comment.
NOTE: WTF stands for What The Failure ... yeah right.
We are sharing a document to control Trainings, Sponsors, Venues & Volunteers, feel free to add your name at any of the lists.