During the recent Drupal Global Training Day on March 18 held at different locations worldwide, I was one of the trainers invited to strengthen the emerging Drupal community in Japan. The full day training was organized in Tokyo for beginners and intermediates in Drupal.

The beginners got a hands-on experience of installing Drupal 8 on cloud, setting up multilingual functions for Japanese, and designing templates, modules, and distribution.

Intermediates were guided on how to update Drupal 8 core and modules, configuration management functions, upgrade from D6, D7 to D8, multi site environment, security settings, and using Drush hands-on.

It was great to see people from the Tokyo University and enterprises turning up to learn and become a part of the community.

I got a good response from the community on a presentation in which I talked about what all can be achieved via Drupal, using Disjoint and Decoupled Architecture. The presentation went over a few key aspects of how Decoupled Drupal could benefit enterprises:

  • Drupal is used as backend for a better and optimized role based workflow
  • Elasticsearch for optimized search and fast retrieval
  • NodeJS and ExpressJS as a FrontEnd layer serving high availability and quick response time
  • DustJS for rendering Html templates
  • MariaDB (Backend storage) and MongoDB for archival of Database
  • Redis, Nginx, Akamai and Dust cache for optimized caching mechanism
  • CDN for fast asset storage

Overall, it was a wonderful effort by the Kazu Hodata (who is heading Srijan’s operations in Japan),and other team members for organizing the regional training in Japan.

You can get more information on Global Training Day on drupal.org, and if you are looking to build Drupal 8 capabilities at your enterprise, you can check our custom built D8 Training programme.