Full Day Trainings

Learn from the Best

From our start with Capital Camp to the iterations of Drupal Government Days to now, we've worked to provide amazing cutting edge training and this year is no different. This year, we have expanded training offerings with training starting in Downtown DC on July 21st and moving back to the NIH main campus for Thursday, July 23rd.

Not only is the Drupal GovCon training offered by leaders in Open Source and/or Drupal training, it is an amazing offering for all skill levels and provide hands-on real-world examples and practice.

Training class sizes are limited. So, you will need to sign up for the training directly with the provider, just use the links provided to each of the training classes.

We want this to be a great experience for our trainers and attendees, so please, Help Us out and ONLY register for trainings you will attend and is appropriate for your individual skill level.  Where necessary, also please come to the class prepared with any required software installed and properly configured. Note: These ARE hands-on training, so don't forget your wifi-enabled laptop. Usually, no special software is needed but where it is, the individual training partner will let you know. Additionally, you may use PC or Mac.

Please note, you must be registered for Drupal GovCon in order to attend ANY TRAINING sessions.  Registration is currently CLOSED!  We have sold out!

So, not sure you have a ticket? Just login. When logged in, the registration page lists your tickets, including tickets you've requested for others. Same as your user "Tickets" tab.

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Tuesday, July 21st, Downtown DC


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Behat - PrometSource  


SOLD OUT (Thursday) - Room J

Intermediate to Advanced

In this interactive workshop, get started with User Acceptance Testing and Behavior Driven Development (BDD) in PHP using the Behat toolkit with Drupal specific extensions.  Improve your testing, quality assurance and client satisfaction by learning how to align technical testing with client and business expectations when using Drupal as a development platform.

This session is designed for developers, technical project managers, and QA testers interested in improving software development quality and reliability through client-centric user acceptance testing.

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Getting Started with Drupal - Fig Leaf Software



Whether you're an experienced web developer or implementing your first web content management system, your Drupal guide will tailor the presentation to suit your needs. During this half day presentation, we will review how to create a new site on Drupal Gardens as well as the basic principles of managing content, adding functionality, and theming Drupal web sites.


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Getting Started with D8 - FFW


The power, flexibility and scalability of Drupal 8 will help many organizations advance more rapidly toward achieving mandates and missions.

Join FFW as they walk you through what Drupal 8 means for your organization. They'll review improvements in site building that help you simplify your content editing and management, new features from Drupal 8’s Configuration Management Initiative (CMI) that enable smarter workflows around testing and deployment, and how to align Drupal with new federal security requirements for cloud hosting.

Whether your organization is new to Drupal or a seasoned early adopter, this class will help you understand how you can take advantage of the fundamental changes and features in Drupal 8 that can open up new opportunities for your agency or association.


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Breakthrough Project Portfolio Performance: A "Best Tool for the Job" Approach - Fortezza Consulting

Reserve seat

Intermediate to Advanced 

In every project-centric industry, project portfolio performance has remained stubbornly poor, with project success rates persistently stuck in the 50-60% range. Regardless of a host of frameworks, methods, and techniques such as the PMBOK, EVM, CMMI, Agile, and more, project failures remain far too common, suggesting that there are fundamental root causes of poor reliability that common practice has yet to address. This session will focus on a few of the key underlying drivers of project portfolio reliability, and will show how proven techniques from Critical Chain, Agile, and Lean can be integrated into a Project Portfolio Management (PPM) construct that is designed to help you achieve dramatic improvements.

Specifically, this half day seminar will teach seven disciplined techniques for achieving "2X" or better improvements in project portfolio performance, focused on both speed and reliability.

This approach touches upon all five PMI-specified PPM knowledge areas, as defined in PMI’s Standard for Portfolio Management (3rd edition, December 2013).


Thursday, July 23rd, Drupal Gov Con @NIH


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Drupal Boot Camp: A Toolkit for the Modern Drupal Content Manager - Taoti Creative - Room G


Beginning to Intermediate

Taoti Creative's Boot Camp is intended for content managers looking to make their content ‘smarter’. Our goal is to help you develop a toolkit to address common website requests from your colleagues.

We’ll cover four key topics:

  1. Editing and adding new taxonomy terms,
  2. Creating new content types,
  3. Creating basic views, and
  4. Adding and editing blocks.


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Preparing to Move to Drupal - Zivtech - Room F



Is your organization moving to Drupal? Moving from one major version of Drupal to another (5.x->7.x, for example)? Migrating from static html to Drupal? If so, well, is this ever the training for you!

In this class, Zivtech trainers will look at some of the things that most people could, but often don't, do at the start of the project. From defining project goals and prioritizing tasks to auditing your content and crafting well defined user stories.