Day 1 of Florida DrupalCamp brings a mix half day trainings. You must register for trainings during the camp registration process.

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Intermediate OOP in Drupal: Patterns, Services, Events and Dependency Injection

Session Category Development & Performance Audience Intermediate Speaker(s) daggerhart

Drupal 8+ changes made it necessary for developers to have a stronger understanding of object oriented programming. In this training we'll discuss and demystify some of the most useful OOP concepts, patterns, and jargon as they apply to modern Drupal development.

This training will best serve developers who have some understanding of OOP, and want to learn more about the theory behind best practices seen in Drupal 8+ and Symfony. The approach of this training is a series of discussions paired with practical examples of how the topics apply to Drupal 8 module development. If things get really wild, we'll live-code some modules.

Topics include:

  • OOP Concepts: Nouns & Verbs, Composition over Inheritance, Dependency Injection, Programming to Interfaces, Cohesion and Coupling
  • Patterns: Dependency Injection Container vs Service Locator, Events (vs Hooks), Factory, Decorator
  • Drupal/Symfony: Services and Dependency Injection for Services, Forms, Blocks, Controllers

Attendees will leave this training with working understanding of many new concepts they can use to create better and more maintainable Drupal modules.


Basic OOP knowledge (what classes are and syntax for using them), and maybe some Drupal module development.

Getting Started with Drupal

Session Category Beginner Track Audience Beginner Speaker(s) volkswagenchick NineLivesBlackCat

A three-hour workshop to learn the fundamental building blocks of Drupal

Are you Drupal-curious? Just getting started with CMS’ and WebOps? This live, three-hour workshop, will take you from understanding what Drupal is, why Drupal 9 matters, to creating basic content, users, and an overview of more complex Drupal features. No prior experience with Drupal or web development is necessary. 

At the end of this workshop, you’ll have an understanding of how content creation in Drupal works, and have a working test site that you can tinker with for as long as you like.

Learning Drupal doesn’t have to stop after this workshop. You’ll get access to a recording of the workshop so you can work through the steps again, plus additional resources to take your learning further so you can leverage WebOps and Drupal to accelerate your workflows.


  • What is Drupal?
  • What's new in Drupal 9?
  • Content Management
  • Creating Structured Content
  • Creating Dynamic Lists
  • Users, Taxonomy, & More
  • Pantheon
  • Q&A

Who Should Attend:

All are welcome.  The three-hour course consists of topic-driven lectures and step-by-step exercises delivered online.
Some typical attendees of past events have been:

  • WebOps team members: project managers, content creators, site builders, QA testers and anyone else who works with a Drupal site.
  • Drupal-curious developers: ever wonder how to build sites with Drupal?
  • Junior developers: anyone getting started with web development will learn the foundations of Drupal.

Here’s What You’ll Learn:

  • Drupal Basics: Getting set up to create content in Drupal, navigating and understanding the interface, and the benefits of the open source Drupal community. 
  • Content Types & Fields: Content Management Systems are built to help you manage complex content and relationships. Content Types and Fields are two powerful building blocks that Drupal offers to allow you to create and manage complex data structures within an easy UI.
  • Dynamic Lists: You’ll learn how to use Views to create many different dynamic lists that update automatically across your website.
  • Q&A: We'll spend a portion of the time answering any questions you have around the essentials of Drupal.

Do more with DDEV

Session Category Development & Performance Audience All Attendees Speaker(s) ultimike

This half-day workshop will take your existing DDEV skills to the next level! In this workshop, we'll cover DDEV providers (integration with modern Drupal hosting), writing command hooks and custom commands, and utilizing custom Docker containers.


  • Drupal developers who are familiar with DDEV.


  • DDEV installed and running.
  • A fresh Drupal 9 site up-and-running in DDEV.

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Lunch 🥪

Room Cafeteria

For training day, lunch is a spread of food from Publix. Vegetarian, and vegan food is available.

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

DevOps with Lando

Session Category Development & Performance Audience Intermediate Speaker(s) arrow

Developing, testing, maintaining, and deploying your Drupal application can involve many complicated, repetitive, or otherwise cumbersome tasks and processes. Automating and streamlining these operations can save time, increase engagement within your team, and empower developers to ship more often and with a higher degree of confidence.

Join Aaron for his DevOps with Lando training session to learn how to utilize Lando as more than just a local development tool. You will learn to

  • Build a streamlined development to production pipeline that unlocks Lando's features as a DevOps and automation tool.
  • Automate builds and testing using Lando in the cloud.
  • Utilize DevOps processes and tooling that compliment Lando in automating away the burden of many testing and maintenance tasks.

To get the most out of this training session, attendees should have a basic understanding of Lando or similar container-based local development tools as well as experience working with command line interfaces and Git.

Making React Paragraphs

Session Category Development & Performance Audience Intermediate Speaker(s) markie

Sometimes we need a little more Javascript in our lives. This session will review some of the approaches to creating a progressively decoupled application in your Drupal theme using React and Paragraphs. Learn how to send data to your applications from Drupal. This idea isn’t limited to Paragraphs of course, we will demonstrate how to apply this to Blocks to be used in Layout builder as well. Additionally, if time permits, we may cover other progressive applications using VueJS and Angular.

Intermediate to Advanced Drupal Front-end Development

Session Category Theming, Design, & Usability Audience Intermediate Speaker(s) andy-blum

Drupal’s theme system allows theme developers to have nearly complete control over the appearance of the site, including the markup, content, styles, and interactivity. In this training we’ll explore some of the powers Drupal front-end developers wield and work with real-life examples of how they’re used. Topics covered will include:

  • Advanced theme setup & configuration like the Libraries API and Theme Settings
  • Utilizing PHP and Drupal core to enhance your theme
  • JavaScript and Drupal Behaviors
  • Advanced twig concepts
  • Debugging and troubleshooting


  • Intermediate HTML, CSS assumed, but not required
  • Basic JavaScript, PHP assumed, but not required
  • Basic Twig
  • Basic Drupal site-building & administration

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Florida DrupalCamp 2023

Florida DrupalCamp 2023 will be held February 17-19th in beautiful Orlando, Florida 🌴!

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