Jordan Open Source Association Holds a Drupal Crash Course at Jordan University
Jordan Open Source Association and Project Pegasus held a successful 3-day Drupal course for non programmers in the University of Jordan.
Within its efforts to push university students to embrace a different array of Open Source technologies, the Jordan Open Source Association organized together with its Open Source student group in the University of Jordan, Project Pegasus, a training course that aimed to introduce non IT students to Drupal, an Open Source Content Management System.
The twenty students who participated in the six-hour training course, gained hands-on expertise to how install, run and manage Drupal sites, topics covered included set up of web sites, adding functionalities and change themes. Special attention was given to Drupal related tasks, including installation of modules and themes, taxonomy and categorization in addition to techniques in creating and displaying content.
The course aimed to give participants the required to skills to create themselves small sites and to manage their content. "Most of the Drupal crash courses only cover introductory tasks, however this course gave some directions to allow participants to start more efficiently programming Drupal, if they want" said Issa Mahasneh, president of the Jordan Open Source Association, "We got very good feedback and the course was undoubtedly successful, we think to have similar courses in other Jordanian universities he added".
Mahasneh said that this course is just one of the set of activities that the Jordan Open Source Association holds to promote Drupal in Jordan, citing previous meetups, courses, lectures and the Drupal 7 release party the association organized earlier this year.