The IXP-Fellowship is a new community Initiative for onboarding inexperienced developers. We seek to address several issues:
- Even "Junior Drupal Developer" roles often require at least 6mo-1yr of experience.
- Companies who invest in early development roles and emerging talent make a large investment in talent development, but then larger organizations in wealthier countries can hire the newly trained developers away at rates they can't compete with.
We cannot solve the differences in developer salaries, but we can try to find a way to ensure that companies are rewarded for their investment in training new developers, even if they are hired away.
In this session, we would like to share our ideas and listen to the audience. How to ease the transition for newcomers to Drupal who just finished learning to developers who can be productive on a project.
The journey from learning Drupal to finally becoming part of a team creating ambitious websites is long and rocky at best.
The initiative is gathering the experiences of long-time developers, trainers, companies, and new people to create a process that improves the intake of new developers into our community.