As one of the fastest growing occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer programmers are about to get a professional development tool at no cost. Open Source Training LLC (OSTraining) is set to launch a 14-part online beginner course for Drupal 8 via YouTube in July.

OSTraining launched a campaign earlier this year to fund freely available Drupal 8 training modules. Acquia sponsored the development of the beginner’s training.

The beginner track is slated for 50 videos to cover an introduction to Drupal, installation of Drupal 8 on Acquia Cloud Free, taxonomy, modules, themes, managing people and reports, and site management. Acquia Cloud Free is a free Drupal development platform offering one-click installation of Drupal 8.

“Acquia is making it easy for developers to discover all the advantages that Drupal 8 offers,” said Renée Bochman, Acquia vice president of customer experience. “Acquia provides a cloud platform and full suite of workflow tools for Drupal 8. OSTraining’s on-demand course is designed to help developers get started fast and succeed.”

OSTraining CEO Steve Burge of Sarasota, Fla. says, “many new Drupal 8 users will need training, which can be expensive and difficult to find. The goal is to give everyone free access to the very best Drupal 8 training.”

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Renée Bochman of Boston, Mass., Acquia Customer Experience VP

OSTraining to Release Free Drupal 8 Beginner Training in July 

Steve Burge of Sarasota, Fla., Founder and CEO of OSTraining

About OSTraining

The client list of OSTraining, professional open source trainers, includes Apple, Pfizer, Harvard, Princeton, and many government bodies. Since 2008, OSTraining has run more than 100 training classes each year and has more than 2,700 training videos in its library. OSTraining has taught, by invitation, at DrupalCons in Austin, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, London, Munich and Prague.