Drupal Global Training Day (GTD) 2019 at Thiruvananthapuram

2019-12-21 10:00 - 17:00 Asia/Kolkata

Event type: 

Training (free or commercial)


Drupal is a free and open-source CMS (Content Management System),
used by millions of people and organizations around the world, to build and maintain their websites.
It is known for its powerfulness, flexibility and scalability, and hence is preferred by some of the top business and government organizations, including the Government of Australia, Red Cross, Harvard, The Economist, BBC, NBC News, Whole Foods, Cisco, Twitter, and many, many more.
With the huge acceptance that Drupal has in such high profile projects, it is now a big career choice for many.
And with the lack of Drupal developers in the market, people who know Drupal are much in demand.
And the best way to learn Drupal, is from the people that help build it.
ICFOSS (icfoss.in),
in association with Zyxware Technologies (zyxware.com), and
assisted by DrupalTVM (the local Drupal community in Thiruvananthapuram - groups.drupal.org/tvm),
as part of the Drupal Global Training Days (GTD) 2019,
is doing a FREE (seats limited) one-day Drupal training program,
AT International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS),
Sports Hub (Greenfield International Stadium), Karyavattom, Thiruvananthapuram,
ON 21st December, 2019 (Saturday),
from 10:00am to 05:00pm,
for anyone who is interested in learning more about and making use of Drupal.
In the carefully crafted sessions, you'll learn about
what Drupal is,
where and how to make use of it,
how to connect with the opensource community behind it, and
how to help in building it as part of that welcoming community.
Morning Sessions (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM):
Opening Remarks
Why Drupal? and What is the best way to learn Drupal?
Drupal Showcase – Case Study
Introduction to DrupalTVM - groups.drupal.org/tvm
Afternoon Session (2:00 PM - 5:00 PM):
Drupal Workshop - Build a simple Drupal 8 application from scratch, in 3 hrs.
Pre-requisites for the workshop:
Bring your own laptop, with the following installed:
Preferred OS: Ubuntu 18.04
LAMP environment - {PHP 7.1 / 7.2, Apache2 with mod_rewrite enabled, MySQL/MariaDB}
If you need any help with installing these, please come in early that day,
and let us know before the event starts so that we can guide you with that.
Registration link: https://applications.icfoss.org/Drupal/
Last date of registering: 19th December, 2019.
No. of free seats: 100
Make sure you apply right away to make use of this wonderful opportunity and to start learning Drupal!
Source: https://groups.drupal.org/node/512931/feed

Drupal Global Training Day - 2019 at Trivandrum, Kerala, India

2019-12-21 10:00 - 17:00 Asia/Kolkata





Lijo Abraham


Event type: 

Training (free or commercial)


The Drupal community is one of the largest open source communities in the world. There are more than 1,000,000 passionate developers, designers, trainers, strategists, coordinators, editors, and sponsors working together. Drupal Global Training Day (GTD) is an initiative of Drupal Association which represents the global Drupal community to introduce people to Drupal. The session aims to provide awareness of Drupal basics and its community. Attendees will leave with an understanding of what Drupal is and how to get started with the software, the community and Drupal.org.
International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS) an autonomous institution under Government of Kerala mandated with propagation, promotion and development of Free and Open Source Software is organising the Drupal Global Training Day in Trivandrum on December 21,2019 from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. We invite you to participate in this event and be an active part of the global Drupal Community. The event is organised by ICFOSS in partnership with Zyxware Technologies.
Targeted Audience
Decision makers from Government and Business who are interested in knowing and evaluating Drupal for their requirements.
Anyone who wants to learn and contribute to Drupal.
Anyone who knows Drupal and want to understand the possibilities and best practices.
Please note that the registration is limited to first 100 participants and at free of cost.
Date : December 21, 2019, Saturday
Time : 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Venue: ICFOSS, Sports Hub, Karyavattom, Trivandrum
Morning Session (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Opening Remarks
Why Drupal? and What is the best way to learn Drupal?
Drupal Showcase – Case Study
Introduction to DrupalTVM - groups.drupal.org/tvm
Afternoon Session (2:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Drupal Workshop - Build a simple Drupal 8 application from scratch in 3 hrs.
Prerequisite for Drupal Workshop
The participants need to bring a laptop with the following installed.
MySQL 5.5.3/MariaDB 5.5.20/Percona Server 5.5.8 or higher with InnoDB as the primary storage engine, and requires the PDO database extension.
Apache2 - rewrite module enabled.
PHP 7.1 or 7.2 - Required memory size is 256MB. PHP GD and PDO enabled
A GNU/Linux system (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) is recommended. If you can install https://www.drupalvm.com/ everything required will be preinstalled.
Source: https://groups.drupal.org/node/512931/feed

Acquia to acquire AgilOne to solve data challenges with AI

I'm excited to announce that Acquia has signed a definitive agreement to acquire AgilOne, a leading Customer Data Platform (CDP).

CDPs pull customer data from multiple sources, clean it up and combine it to create a single customer profile. That unified profile is then made available to marketing and business systems to improve the customer experience.

For the past 12 months, I've been watching the CDP space closely and have talked to a dozen CDP vendors. I believe that every organization will need a CDP (although most organizations don't realize it yet).

Why AgilOne?

According to independent research firm The CDP Institute, CDPs are a part of a rapidly growing software category that is expected to exceed $1 billion in revenue in 2019. While the CDP market is relatively new and small, a plethora of CDPs exist in the market today.

One of the reasons we really liked AgilOne is their machine learning capabilities -- they will give our customers a competitive advantage. AgilOne supports machine learning models that intelligently segment customers and predict customer behaviors (e.g. when a customer is likely to purchase something). This allows for the creation and optimization of next-best action models to optimize offers and messages to customers on a 1:1 basis.

For example, lululemon, one of the most popular brands in workout apparel, collects data across a variety of online and offline customer experiences, including in-store events and website interactions, ecommerce transactions, email marketing, and more. AgilOne helped them integrate all those systems and create unified customer data profiles. This unlocked a lot of data that was previously siloed. Once lululemon better understood its customers' behaviors, they leveraged AgilOne's machine learning capabilities to increase attendance to local events by 25%, grow revenue from digital marketing campaigns by 10-15%, and increase site visits by 50%.

Another example is TUMI, a manufacturer of high-end suitcases. TUMI turned to AgilOne and AI to personalize outbound marketing (like emails, push notifications and one-to-one chat), smarten its digital advertising strategy, and improve the customer experience and service. The results? TUMI sent 40 million fewer emails in 2017 and made more money from them. Before AgilOne, TUMI's e-commerce revenue decreased. After they implemented AgilOne, it increased sixfold.

Fundamentally improving the customer experience

Having a great customer experience is more important than ever before — it's what sets competitors apart from one another. Taxis and Ubers both get people from point A to B, but Uber's customer experience is usually superior.

Building a customer experience online used to be pretty straightforward; all you needed was a simple website. Today, it's a lot more involved.

The real challenge for most organizations is not to redesign their website with the latest and greatest JavaScript framework. No, the real challenge is to drive relevant customer experiences across all the different channels — including web, mobile, social, email and voice — and to make those customer experiences highly relevant.

I've long maintained that the two fundamental building blocks to delivering great digital experiences are (1) content and (2) user data. This is consistent with the diagram I've been using in presentations and on my blog for many years where "user profile" and "content repository" represent two systems of record (though updated for the AgilOne acquisition).

To drive results, wrangling data is not optional

To dramatically improve customer experiences, organizations need to understand their customers: what they are interested in, what they purchased, when they last interacted with the support organization, how they prefer to consume information, etc.

But as an organization's technology stack grows, user data becomes siloed within different platforms:

When an organization doesn't have a 360º view of its customers, it can't deliver a great experience to its customers. We have all interacted with a help desk person that didn't know what you recently purchased, is asking you questions you've answered multiple times before, or isn't aware that you already got some help troubleshooting through social media.

Hence, the need for integrating all your backend systems and creating a unified customer profile. AgilOne addresses this challenge, and has helped many of the world's largest brands understand and engage better with their customers.

Acquia's strategy and vision

It's easy to see how AgilOne is an important part of Acquia's vision to deliver the industry's only open digital experience platform. Together, with Drupal, Lift and Mautic, AgilOne will allow us to redefine the customer experience stack. Everything is based on Open Source and open APIs, and designed from the ground up to make it easier for marketers to create relevant, personal campaigns across a variety of channels.

Welcome to the team, AgilOne! You are a big part of Acquia's future.
Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net

KKU Drupal global training day

2019-12-07 18:00 - 21:00 Asia/Riyadh




Event type: 

Training (free or commercial)


Source: https://groups.drupal.org/node/512931/feed

Teaching my son how the web works

For the first time, I taught my twelve year old son some HTML and CSS. This morning after breakfast we sat down and created a basic HTML page with some simple styling.
I explained to him that is the most powerful HTML tag of them all ...
It was a special experience for both of us. It looks like I sparked his interest as later he asked where he can learn about different HTML tags. I shared a link with him, and he read a tutorial by himself. I loved that too.
But it also made me think that rather than just teach him HTML and CSS syntax, I want to help him develop an appreciation for how the web works. I'll have to think about how to best explain concepts like HTTP, DNS, or TCP.
Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net