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Uncategorized By Jessica Colaço / February 17, 2012

Drupal in a Day Training

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On February 24, 2012 Mountbatten is joining forces with our friends at Bantalabs (Senegal) for a full day of professional Drupal training. The event is taking place simultaneously in Kampala (Uganda), Nairobi (Kenya), Dakar (Senegal) and Saint-Louis (Senegal).

The Kenyan and Ugandan program will have 2 separate sessions.

The morning session is based on Acquia‘s Hello Drupal course and will be a great introduction for anyone who is thinking of starting a career in Drupal. No programming skills are required!

In the afternoon we will dive under the hood of Drupal and provide an introduction to module development to get a good technical insight into Drupal’s internals. For this sessions PHP skills are necessary.


9:00 – 12: ‘Hello Drupal’ – An Introduction to Drupal

After this session you will be able to:

  • Explain how Drupal sites are built
  • Use specific Drupal terminology such as views, nodes, blocks, entities and fields
  • Determine how to decide if Drupal is the right solution for your project requirements
  • Know where to go to find career opportunities in Drupal.
  • Experience using Drupal, and learn about the community

13:00 – 14:30: Break

14:45 – 18:00: Introduction to Module Development’

At the end of this session you will:

know how to build a module from scratch
understand the hook system
know how to manipulate Drupal’s internal workings
gain insight into Drupal’s performance and caching mechanism
learn how to connect to external systems and call webservices from within your module


Totally Free, but registration is required.
For people who would like to follow both sessions, there are several places closeby that provide lunch.


Dakar: (Jokkolabs) (], 65/66 Résidence Machala, Nord Liberté 6 Ext.
Saint-Louis: (Bantalabs) (, Ndiolofène-Sor, Saint-Louis
Kampala: Mountbatten HQ http://www/, Muyenga, Kampala (Directions)
Nairobi: The iHub (, 4th Floor, Bishop Magua Centre (Ngong Road)


Dakar/Saint-Louis: – +221 70 405 12 70
Kampala/Nairobi: Fill in this form


In Nairobi, please bring a laptop with a browser. We’ll work on drupal sites on the Internet.

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

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  • Sammie at 14:34:26PM Saturday, February 18, 2012

    Hi. Read about the upcoming drupal training. I want to enquire on how to register.


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