Drupal.org blog: Best Drupalcon Portland 2024 sessions to learn Drupal for the first time

I have gone through all the Drupalcon sessions in Portland and selected those that I think are perfect for someone learning Drupal, here is the result.

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Have fun, learn and meet the community

Trivia night
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/trivia-night
When: Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 18:30 to 21:05
Why: General culture about Drupal

Birds of a Feather
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/birds-feather 
When: Monday, May 6, 2024 - 08:00 to 17:00
Why: Learn and interact with the discussions

Learn how Drupal is used in the real world 

Harvard College: Don't Call it a Redesign
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/harvard-college-dont-call-it-redesign 
When: Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 14:20 to 14:45
Why: learn about current trends and on going work from real agencies in the real world

Creating Nimble Drupal Systems for Government: Transforming MN’s Dept of Health in 6 Months
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/creating-nimble-drupal-systems-government-transforming-mns-dept-health-6 
When: Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 13:10 to 13:45
Why: Learn about current trends and on going work from real agencies in the real world

How Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Revolutionized the Web Utility Experience
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/how-los-angeles-department-water-and-power-revolutionized-web-utility 
When: Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 11:30 to 11:45
Why: Learn about current trends and on going work from real agencies in the real world

How Drupal Rescued Georgia Tech’s International Students During and Post-Pandemic
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/how-drupal-rescued-georgia-techs-international-students-during-and-post
When: Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 11:30 to 11:45
Why: Learn about current trends and on going work from real agencies in the real world

How Acquia and Drupal Power Robust, Modern, and Secure Digital Experiences
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/how-acquia-and-drupal-power-robust-modern-and-secure-digital-experiences
When: Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 11:00 to 11:25
Why: Learn about current trends and on going work from real agencies in the real world

From Many to One: Migrating 70+ Disparate Local Government Websites onto a Cohesive Drupal Platform
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/many-one-migrating-70-disparate-local-government-websites-cohesive-drupal 
When: Monday, May 6, 2024 - 13:30 to 14:20
Why: Learn about Drupal’s multisite capabilities

Get trained

TRAINING | Evolving Web
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/training-debug-academy 
When: Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 09:00 to 16:00
Why: Introduction to Building Sites with Drupal

TRAINING | Evolving Web
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/training-evolving-web 
When: Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 09:00 to 16:00
Why: Drupal Theming with SDC and TailwindCSS

First-time contributor workshop
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/first-time-contributor-workshop 
When: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - 10:30 to 17:00
Why: Learn to give something back while you learn something new

General Contribution
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/general-contribution 
When: Monday, May 6, 2024 - 16:10 to 17:00
Why: It’s not necessarily a place to get trained, but a place where you can start contributing while volunteers will help you on how to do it.

Learn about Drupal capabilities

Access Control Strategies for Enterprise Drupal Websites
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/access-control-strategies-enterprise-drupal-websites 
When: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 16:10 to 17:00
Why: Learn how the powerful Drupal access control works

Using Layout Builder: Practical Advice from the Field
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/using-layout-builder-practical-advice-field 
When: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 15:00 to 15:50
Why: Learn about the powerful Layout Builder

Protecting your site with Automatic Updates
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/protecting-your-site-automatic-updates 
When: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 15:00 to 15:50
Why: Learn to stay secure

Secure, Performant, Scalable and Green: The big wins of a static Drupal website
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/secure-performant-scalable-and-green-big-wins-static-drupal-website 
When: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 15:00 to 15:50
Why: Learn to build static websites while leveraging the power of Drupal 

Unleashing the power of ECA: No-code coding for ambitious site builders
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/unleashing-power-eca-no-code-coding-ambitious-site-builders 
When: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 13:50 to 14:40
Why: Learn some low code capabilities in Drupal

Learn about teamwork and collaboration
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/price-silence-hidden-costs-withholding-feedback-teams 
When: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 16:10 to 17:00
Why: Because teamwork is the name of the game

Getting started using Personalization
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/getting-started-using-personalization
When: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 11:30 to 12:20
Why: I personally believe that personalisation is the next big thing in Drupal and the web

Navigation changes in Drupal’s Admin UI
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/navigation-changes-drupals-admin-ui 
When: Monday, May 6, 2024 - 15:00 to 15:50
Why: Learn about the new navigation interface 

Drupal's next leap: configuration validation ‚ÄĒ it's here!
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/drupals-next-leap-configuration-validation-its-here 
When: Monday, May 6, 2024 - 15:00 to 15:50
Why:  Configuration is a powerful but complex topic in Drupal worth to explore

Lightening Talk: 5 new free things you get from CKEditor 5 Plugin Pack
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/lightening-talk-5-new-free-things-you-get-ckeditor-5-plugin-pack 
When: Monday, May 6, 2024 - 13:05 to 13:15
Why: Learn more about the editor in the core of the Drupal editorial experience

Mastering Consistency: Expanding content across multiple sites and touch points
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/mastering-consistency-expanding-content-across-multiple-sites-and-touch-points 
When: Monday, May 6, 2024 - 09:00 to 09:50
Why: Learn how flexible is Drupal when it comes to content shareability

Learn strategy and where Drupal is heading

Drupal Project Initiatives Keynote
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/drupal-project-initiatives-keynote 
When: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - 09:00 to 10:00
Why: Learn about Drupal future

Lightning Talk: Is the Redesign Dead?
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/lightening-talk-redesign-dead
When: Monday, May 6, 2024 - 15:55 to 16:05
Why: Learn new trends in development

Drupal.org Update
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/drupalorg-update 
When: Monday, May 6, 2024 - 15:00 to 15:50
Why: The engineering team will give you insights on what’s happening and what’s coming soon

So I logged in, now what? The Dashboard initiative welcomes you
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/so-i-logged-now-what-dashboard-initiative-welcomes-you 
Monday, May 6, 2024 - 13:30 to 14:20
Why: learn how the new interface will welcome you in the near future.

Driesnote
https://events.drupal.org/portland2024/session/driesnote 
When: Monday, May 6, 2024 - 10:45 to 11:45
Why: Do we need to explain why the most important session in Drupalcon will give you insights in the immediate future of Drupal?
 

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