We are pleased to offer half-day and full-day trainings as part of DrupalCampNYC 2021 on Thursday, October 28th and Saturday, October 30th.

This is a great way for you to continue to develop your Drupal knowledge through hands-on learning directly from Drupal pros.

All trainings will be held via Zoom or BigBlueButton meeting. Zoom/BigBlueButton details for each training will be provided to those who register for that training.

All times below are Eastern Daylight Time. To see times in your timezone, visit our Schedule.

To reduce no-shows for our trainings, which have limited capacities, we will charge attendees a deposit for each training ($25 for half day trainings and $50 for full-day trainings), which will be fully refundable once they participate in the training, or which can be donated to our non-profit to support our educational and scientific mission.

We will waive the refundable deposit requirement for anyone for whom it would cause hardship (please email

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Confirmed trainings

(cancelled) Getting started with Drupal

This training is for people who want to get a solid foundation in Drupal site building. No Drupal experience is required!

With hands-on, guided exercises from start to finish, attendees will have the opportunity to get comfortable with Drupal's administration interface, and build a simple, fully functional website.

Presented by Mauricio Dinarte from Agaric

Level: Beginner


(cancelled) How to build more accessible websites with Drupal

It’s easy to fall into the trap of blindly applying rules from a list of accessibility best practices. Knowing how to prioritize and evaluate accessibility issues and solutions is a key skill for today’s web designers and developers. Drupal gives you accessible defaults out of the box, but it’s also important to understand how to keep your website accessible as you add content and features. 

Presented by Suzanne Dergacheva from Evolving Web

Level: Beginner


(cancelled) Introduction to Backdrop CMS

Backdrop CMS is Drupal 7, but it includes many of the features you'll find in Drupal 8. This introductory training will cover the basics of creating a website with Backdrop CMS. We will take a tour through the administrative interface, and marvel at all the improvements that have been made over the past 8 years.

Presented by Jen Lampton from Backdrop

Level: Beginner


Advanced techniques for Component-based Theming with Drupal 

Component-integration with a Drupal website is one of the most difficult process to grasp when developing with the component-based approach. This training is primarily for front- and back-end developers who wish to learn how to build Drupal websites using the component-based approach, or who have already had some experience with components in a Drupal website.

Presented by Mario Hernandez from Media Current

Thursday, October 28 - 10:00am - 5:00pm ET

Level: Intermediate


Advanced site building for editors

In this training, you’ll learn how to setup and configure search servers and indexes, search views, filters, and facets. We will demystify relationships in views, advanced filtering, and aggregation as well as cover some advanced display types. We will demonstrate how to setup Layout Builder and tune it for your needs using additional contrib modules.

Presented by Anna Mykhailova from Kalamuna

Saturday, October 30 - 10am - 1:30pm ET

Level: Intermediate


Upgrading to Drupal 9 using the Migrate API

Drupal 9 is out! Learn to use the Migrate API to upgrade your Drupal 6/7 site to Drupal 8/9. In this training you will know what tools are available to accomplish the task and how to use them. You will also learn how to plan and execute successful migration projects.

Presented by Mauricio Dinarte from Understand Drupal

Saturday, October 30 - 10am - 1:30pm ET

Level: Beginner