November 2015 Drupal Global Training Day

Dive into Drupal on November 20 with the New York State Information Technology Services' WebNY. We will be exploring some of Drupal's unique features with the help of developers and strategists from area agencies such as Upside Collective and Zone 5.

In the early afternoon, we'll have our own, live Ask Me Anything where you can take advantage of asking the morning presenters and others your Drupal questions. Already have some idea of what to ask? Feel free to email your questions to us (Gregg Marshalland Meredith Case).

While the main portion will be presentation based, there will be a separate room where up to 10 people can take part in hands-on Build a Module mentored training (you will need to bring a laptop and headphones). Please note that the mentored training will be happening at the same time as the presentations and you can only register for either the presentations or the mentored training.

This event is open to the general public and New York State Employees (with manager approval). Register now!

Location The NYS Forum, Inc. (

24 Aviation Road, Suite 206, Albany, NY


8:30 a.m. Coffee & chat

9:00 a.m. Welcome Introduction to today's Global Training Days agenda

9:15 a.m. Break into two tracks:

Large room Presentations (sessions and session names may change):

The Author Experience in Drupal (Spencer Raggio, Web Strategist at Zone 5)

Drupal Website Maintenance (Ryan Grainer, Web Developer at WebNY - has worked with Drupal for more than 5 years)

Drupal Distributions - What Are They? (Meredith Case, Contractor with WebNY)

What is Drupal 8? (Patrick Avella, Web Developer at Upside Collective)

Conference Room Drupal Build a Module hands-on mentored training (10 people max)

12:30 p.m. Lunch - Chili (veggie and meat) and Salad - (or bring your own lunch)

1:15 p.m. Ask Me Anything about Drupal, with panel of morning presenters and others