The news was published at https://www.drupal.org/news . Until the official version, release candidate versions will be published. Everyone may help spreading the news by joining „Help translate the Drupal 8 announcement and press release“ and translate the news and press releases which will be published there a week before the event.
The participants in Drupal Site Building course have the opportunity to start work after course completion. One of the companies which gives such opportunity is StangaOne1. They will have Doors Open Day in their office on October 30th 2015.
Our idea to make Drupal popular among people studding IT and helping to create more professional for the business came to life. Together with the Software University and supported by FFW and StangaOne1 started the first part which covers the site building with Drupal.
The Drupal course at the Software University which we start on September 8th is becoming very popular. The total number of participants is 948. The room capacity is 250 so the rest of the participants have to attend the course using the distance learning alternative. Please be informed that the number of available slots for the distance learning alternative is also limited.
On July 9th 2015 the kick-off meeting of the course committee is to be held. Up to now Despak, FFW and Stanga have confirmed attendance. The hosts are our friends from init Lab. During the meeting we will discuss the business requirements and how to bring value for the trainees and their future employees.
As Drupal 8 is nearing release the Security team wants to ensure that the system is reliable for launch. One may earn between $50 and $1000 for a bug submitted. The money are granted from the D8 Accelerate fund. The deadline is August 31st, 2015 and the initiative is open for everyone interested and willing to participate.