Emma Jane Hogbin - Theming Workshop Jan. 11

Emma Jane Hogbin - Theming Workshop Jan. 11

Emma Jane

Unless you're able to travel to the US, it's not often that we Vancouverites get the chance to go to a theming workshop put on by the author of one of the most well loved, and well used Drupal theming books to date.

January 11, 2010, Emma Jane Hogbin, co-author of Front End Drupal, is coming to town and is putting on a one-day workshop for 20 keen beginner themers.

The workshop will be geared towards people who have previous HTML/CSS experience and at least a familiarity with PHP. It will focus on bringing those basic skills and sharpening them with a focus on how to work with the Drupal theming system.

The Workshop

Front End Drupal is focuses on issues of site design, behavior, usability, and management. The focus is to show how to style Drupal sites, make the most of Drupal’s powerful templating system, build sophisticated community sites, streamline site management, and build more portable, flexible themes.

Emma Jane's workshop will focus on walking you through the basics of Drupal theming:

  • Intro to theming and toolkit basics
  • Page templates
  • Node and views theming
  • Custom variables and theme overrides
  • Images (context-sensitive headers and CCK galleries)

Currently a single one-day workshop is planned, with a capacity of 20 attendees.

  • When: 10am-5pm, Monday, January 11th, 2010
  • Where: W2 - Perel Building, 112 W Hastings, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1G8 (Across the street from the Woodwards bldg)
  • Who: Anyone interested in learning the basics of Drupal theming.
  • Cost: $300 plus any applicable fees (includes your very own copy of Front End Drupal!)

For Event Signups, please visit:

About Emma Jane

Emma Jane Hogbin has been working as a Web developer since 1996, helping individuals and organizations to realize both their own potential and the potential of their online presence. Her first book, Front End Drupal, has been wildly successful and has been responsible for many "A-HA!" moments. Through her business, HICK Tech, Emma enables individuals and small businesses to take control of technology. She is also a frequent speaker at technical events in Canada, the US, and Europe.

Passionate about helping people to acquire knowledge, Emma volunteers with the Drupal and Ubuntu documentation teams. She is well known in the Drupal community not only for her technical knowledge, but also for her engaging and humorous means of bringing Drupal to a wider audience–such as the Drupal socks and their GPLed pattern. She is known as “emmajane” on

Hosted by...

Affinity Bridge and our friends at The Jibe Multimedia, Inc.

Big thanks to our sponsor...

W2 and Irwin Oostindie for their generous accommodation on such short notice.

W2 is a world-class community media arts centre just down the street from us, in Vancouver's DTES (Downtown Eastside) opening in Spring 2010. W2 will feature a 150-capacity performance space, community TV studio, FM radio station, gallery, social enterprise café, letterpress studio, telepresence and mobile media programs, and more.

Until they open at Woodward's, they are based at the Perel Building across the street, and run programs and media arts residencies.