Where’s my Drupal-to-English phrasebook?: Understanding Drupal’s Jargon

Friday, 10:30am - 11:30am
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If you’re getting started with Drupal, you’ve probably been told that Drupal is a wonderfully flexible system that will do great things for your website and for your users. And if you’re getting started with Drupal, you’ve probably run into a whole lot of really obtuse terminology.

Drupal’s flexibility comes with a really steep learning curve, and much of that steepness comes from Drupal’s seemingly impenetrable jargon. This talk aims to ease the transition by introducing basic Drupal and web development concepts in plain English.

This talk will answer basic questions like “What is a node?”, “What does ‘theme’ mean outside of English Lit 101?” and “Why do people keep talking about ‘my sequel’ and what does it have to do with ‘lamps’?”

This session will feature an extended question and answer period.

Collaborative notes link: http://bit.ly/13g9dGF

Learning Objectives & Outcomes: 
  • Understanding of basic drupal terminology
  • Understanding of basic web terminology
  • Knowledge of how Drupal models real-world data

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