Article for conference booklet:
This session gathers those who are interested in collaborating on a Drupal Certification program.
As Drupal grows, the need for Drupal training grows as well, and so - more companies offer Drupal training and courses.
Training people to Drupal, has many benefits:
It helps customers make a better use of their websites or Drupal-based web applications
It increases the offer of Drupal savvys in the jobs market, whether as webmasters, developers or designers
It creates another channel for people to get to know Drupal
It helps the community grow
It is important therefore, that all those who are involved in this area, collaborate, in order to achieve a coherent, collaborative Drupal training curriculum.
Some key point to be discussed:
What is a Drupal certification at all? Can there be ONE certification?
Who is allowed to certify anyone to Drupal?
What are the implications of not collaborating over a certification program?
Does the Drupal association have to take the control over certifications?
What impact will Acquia's certification program (Yellow jersey) have on other Drupal training programs?
How should the collaborative platform look like? How should it behave?
Who is allowed to certify? Who's certifying the certifiers...?
The aim of this session is to have a clearer picture about the Drupal's certification program, and about the ways to achieve collaboration from all those who are involved in the area.
Bios for conference booklet:
Zohar Stolar is the co-founder of Linnovate, the leading Drupal company in Israel.
As part of his role, Zohar wrote the first (and only) Drupal course in Hebrew, and is continuing to develop other training programs for Drupal.
Zohar is also one of the most active users of Drupal Israel, the Israeli Drupal community.
Joery Poesen is a Drupal Advisor and Trainer, mostly active in Brussels and Paris.
Robert Douglass is a Senior Drupal Advisor in Acquia, and is one of the key participants in the Drupal community, with a very long list of contributions.
Jacob Redding is a community organizer and Drupal trainer based in Beijing & Shanghai China. Currently working with Raincity Studios he has been fortunate to work alongside some of the greatest folks in the Drupal Community. As part of the Drupal Association he is working to strengthen and grow the Drupal community.