What a fantastic year for growth in the Drupal community! The past year began the Drupal Association’s board initiative to usher in new users to the Drupal community through Global Training Days, a series of free and low cost introductory trainings. The first program day started in February with 17 dedicated training companies and grew from there. You, the community, helped skyrocket the programs growth. The overall goal for the first year was 1,000 attendees, but with your help we blew it out of the water and reached over 1,500 individuals through 117 total trainings!
It was wonderful to see attendee growth as well as the international collaboration grow through the 4 Global Training Days. There were 32 in North America, 36 in EMEA (Europe/Middle East/Africa), 7 in South America, 34 in Asia Pacific and 8 online trainings.
Drupal groups in Mumbai and Minsk had success combining their Global Training Day with Drupal community events. Drupal-Club decided to fuse Global Training Day into a Drupal rally. While the Mumbai community merged Global Training Day into DrupalCamp Mumbai allowing those curious to learn about Drupal, and also meet the community which makes Drupal so great. Rachit of Blisstering Solutions, ran the Mumbai event with the following to say:
We had a huge participation, Drupal newbies, College students, and Developers from other technology communities showed up. All sessions were very interactive and people found the sessions very interactive. We had complete day and track dedicated for Training. Most exciting thing was interaction between new budding Drupalers and experienced Drupalers.
The Drupal Association would like to extend a giant thank all of our trainers from 2012 (see complete list below) for helping make this program a big success. We could not have done it without you, and hope you will join us again for 2013!
The Drupal Global Training Day schedule 2013 is March 15th, June 14th, and November 15th.
Are you interested in conducting a training in 2013? There are plenty of ways to get started. Sign yourself up to be apart of one of the 2013 dates!
Some of our past trainers have been gracious enough to give insight to how they ran their events and examples of how to promote it on your site. Dave Ingram of Ingram Innovation shares how he hosted a training event, and Siddhartha of Atenea tech gives his experience.
Wondering how to market to potential attendees? Read how Addison Berry of Lullabot put out a call to those curious of Drupal.
We look forward to growing Global Training Days even more in 2013!
2012 Trainers who submitted a training registration page to the Drupal Association:
Acquia, Advantage Labs, Agileware Pty Ltd, Anakreon (Warecorp), Anexus IT, Atenea tech, Azri Solutions, Bantalabs, Blink Reaction, Blisstering Solutions, Bouncing Orange, BuildAModule.com, Chipway, Ci&T Inc., Cocoate, CrossFunctional, DataFlow, Davyin Internet Solution, Design to Theme, Doug Vann, DRUPAK, Drupal Anywhere, Drupal-Club, Drupalchi, DrupalEasy, Elicos,Estudio Manati, Evolving Web, Exaltation of Larks, Fig Leaf, Forcontu, Forum One Communications, Geekia, Gennai3 Corporation, Halabol Technologies Pvt. Ltd., HandsomeDog Studio, iDEVit, iMpronta, Indus Net Academy, Ingram Innovation, Innoraft Solutions Pvt Ltd, KNS Technologies, LevelTen Interactive, Isovera, Linalis, Lullabot, Moat media / Reality Loop, Monsoon Consulting, Mountbatten Ltd., Niagara and Hamilton DUG, Nuvole, Open Source Training, ONE Agency, OpenSourcery, OSInet, PreviousNext, Propeople, Sage Tree Solutions, SeeD E.M., sri kanakadurga inc, St. Petersburg Drupal Community,Synaptic Blue Inc., Taller, Technocrat, Tekriti Software, Tridz Technologies Pvt Ltd, Unimity Solutions, UniMity Solutions and Chennai Drupal Community, VietCOOP, web4you, WELLNET, Wizzlern