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We Need to Teach People Drupal 8. Now.

eojthebrave
September 24, 2013

We Need to Teach People Drupal 8. Now.

Slides from a presentation I gave at DrupalCon Prague 2013 in the core conversations track talking about how the Drupal community is currently, and can continue to get better at teaching itself Drupal 8.

https://prague2013.drupal.org/session/we-need-teach-people-drupal-8.-now

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September 24, 2013
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  1. 23 September, 2013
    Wednesday, September 25, 13

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  2. 23 September, 2013
    WE NEED TO TEACH PEOPLE
    DRUPAL 8. NOW.
    Joe Shindelar - @eojthebrave
    Wednesday, September 25, 13

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  3. Hi, I’m Joe.
    @eojthebrave
    Wednesday, September 25, 13

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  4. Hi, I’m Joe.
    @eojthebrave
    Wednesday, September 25, 13

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  5. This Talk
    ‣ Why this is important.
    ‣ What we are already doing.
    ‣ What we could be doing.
    ‣ Leveraging our local user groups.
    ‣ Discussion
    Wednesday, September 25, 13

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  6. This Is Important!
    ‣ A lot has changed in D8, a lot is new.
    ‣ There’s a lot of unfortunate FUD in this
    space right now.
    ‣ This is critical to the adoption of D8.
    ‣ There’s a lot of potential for people to
    get involved.
    Wednesday, September 25, 13

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  7. Existing Resources*
    ‣ api.drupal.org
    ‣ Change notices
    ‣ Handbook (drupal.org)
    ‣ Blog posts and content not on d.o.
    ‣ Video
    ‣ In person training (including cons, camps)
    * We can always make them better.
    Wednesday, September 25, 13

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  8. More Video ...
    Remember when we re-named
    ControllerInterface to
    ContainerInjectionIntergelacticPlanetaryI
    nterfaceFactoryMachine?
    Wednesday, September 25, 13

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  9. What Else Can We Do?
    Some of my thoughts and observations.
    Wednesday, September 25, 13

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  10. Get Excited. Build Hype.
    As leaders in the field one of the most
    beneficial things you can do is help to get
    others excited about the changes that are
    taking place.
    Why are you excited about D8?
    Wednesday, September 25, 13

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  11. Bubble Up the Why
    As a developer I’m generally pretty happy to go
    and look things up on api.drupal.org to learn how
    they work, but where do I go to learn the why?
    Our community will push the tools we give them
    to do things we cant’t even imagine but you need
    to know the rules before you can break them.
    Wednesday, September 25, 13

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  12. Examples Project
    We need to get this updated. Period.
    https://drupal.org/node/1880976
    https://drupal.org/node/1532612
    Is this the kind of thing we should/could
    have sprints for?
    Wednesday, September 25, 13

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  13. Learn From Others
    We’re certainly not the first to do this, who
    else can we learn from?
    ‣ Other OSS projects.
    ‣ Companies, Organizations.
    ‣ Where have you experienced this type of
    “rollout” learning before?
    Wednesday, September 25, 13

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  14. Epic
    ‣ US Health Care Agencies required to
    switch to EMR.
    ‣ Thousands of people need re-training.
    ‣ Educate one key person per team, aka.
    Super User.
    ‣ Key person helps educate their team.
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  15. Super User Proposal
    ‣ Core group committed to creating a 15-20
    minute curriculum on a monthly basis.
    ‣ Monthly meeting where core group presents
    the new curriculum to “Super users”
    ‣ “Super users” take the curriculum and present
    it to their local user group.
    ‣ Repeat ...
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  16. Community vs. Company
    How does a community of volunteers
    educate the masses and when is education
    maybe better suited to individuals or
    companies?
    How can companies help support training
    our community?
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  17. I’m An Individual ...
    ‣ Help write/update documentation.
    ‣ Build hype amongst your peers.
    ‣ Tell us what was hard for you while you
    were learning.
    ‣ Share.
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  18. I’m An Organization ...
    ‣ Give your employees time dedicated to
    learning D8.
    ‣ Got a D8 wizard on staff? Have them
    help educate your team and the local
    community.
    ‣ Funding curriculum development, etc.
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  19. This Is Important
    Make education a first class citizen just
    like we do with other initiatives.
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  20. Recap
    ‣ Already doing a lot. It can be improved.
    ‣ Be leaders. Inspire, and energize.
    ‣ Learn from others.
    ‣ We need to provide ways for individuals
    to volunteer and inspire companies to get
    involved.
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  21. Lets Talk ...
    ‣ Got examples to share?
    ‣ How can we improve our existing resources?
    ‣ Improve discoverability of existing resources?
    ‣ Share your other ideas?
    Wednesday, September 25, 13

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  22. Sprints on Friday
    ‣ Great chance to learn.
    ‣ Great chance to teach.
    ‣ And if you want to talk more about this
    find me.
    Wednesday, September 25, 13

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  23. Wednesday, September 25, 13

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  24. THANK YOU!
    WHAT DID YOU THINK?
    Locate this session at the
    DrupalCon Prague website:
    http://prague2013.drupal.org/schedule
    Click the “Take the survey” link
    Wednesday, September 25, 13

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