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Online trainings on Drupal migration and upgrades

Agaric is excited to announce online training on Drupal migrations and upgrades. In July 2020, we will offer three trainings: Drupal 8/9 content migrations, Upgrading to Drupal 8/9 using the Migrate API, and Getting started with Drupal 9.

We have been providing training for years at Drupal events and privately for clients. At DrupalCon Seattle 2019, our migration training was sold out with 40+ attendees and received very positive feedback. We were scheduled to present two trainings at DrupalCon Minneapolis 2020: one on Drupal migrations and the other on Drupal upgrades. When the conference pivoted to an online event, all trainings were cancelled. To fill the void, we are moving the full training experience online for individuals and organizations who want to learn how to plan and execute successful Drupal migration/upgrade projects.

Up to date with Drupal 9

Drupal is always evolving and the Migrate API is no exception. New features and improvements are added all the time. We regularly update our curriculum to cover the latest changes in the API. This time, both trainings will use Drupal 9 for all the examples! If you are still using Drupal 8, don't worry as the example code is compatible with both major versions of Drupal. We will also cover the differences between Drupal 8 and 9.

Drupal 8/9 content migrations

In this training you will learn to move content into Drupal 8 and 9 using the Migrate API. An overview of the Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) pattern that migrate implements will be presented. Source, process, and destination plugins will be explained to show how each affects the migration process. By the end of the workshop, you will have a better understanding on how the migrate ecosystem works and the thought process required to plan and perform migrations. All examples will use YAML files to configure migrations. No PHP coding required.

Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Time: 9 AM – 5 PM Eastern time
Cost: $500 USD

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Upgrading to Drupal 8/9 using the Migrate API

In this training you will learn to use the Migrate API to upgrade your Drupal 6/7 site to Drupal 8/9. You will practice different migration strategies, accommodate changes in site architecture, get tips on troubleshooting issues, and much more. After the training, you will know how to plan and execute successful upgrade projects.

Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020
Time: 9 AM – 5 PM Eastern time
Cost: $500 USD

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Getting started with Drupal 9

We are also offering a training for people who want to get a solid foundation in Drupal site building. Basic concepts will be explained and put into practice through various exercises. The objective is that someone, who might not even know about Drupal, can understand the different concepts and building blocks to create a website. A simple, fully functional website will be built over the course of the day-long class.

Date: Monday, July 13, 2020
Time: 9 AM – 5 PM Eastern time
Cost: $250 USD

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Discounts and scholarships available

Anyone is eligible for a 15% discount on their second training. Additionally, if you are a member of an under-represented community who cannot afford the full price of the training, we have larger discounts and full scholarship available. Ask Agaric to learn more about them.

Customized training available

We also offer customized training for you or your team's specific needs. Site building, module development, theming, and data migration are some of the topics we cover. Check out our training page or ask Agaric for more details. Custom training can be delivered online or on-site in English or Spanish.

Meet your lead trainer

Mauricio Dinarte is a frequent speaker and trainer at conferences around the world. He is passionate about Drupal, teaching, and traveling. Over the last few years, he has presented 30+ sessions and full-day trainings at 20+ DrupalCamps and DrupalCons over America and Europe. In August 2019, he wrote an article every day to share his expertise on Drupal migrations.

We look forward to seeing you online in July at any or all of these trainings!

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