UK Developer Training 2024 Ashbourne

This comprehensive two-day hands on training course is targeted at developers who want to learn more about configuring, customizing, and extending CiviCRM to meet their organization / client needs. You should have moderate PHP skills, basic MySQL skills, and be familiar with (or at least ready to dive into) the CiviCRM code base.

The Developer Training is taking place at Somersal House, Ashbourne and is running alongside the CiviCRM sprint at the same venue.

Accomodation and food will be provided in the cost and you will spend 2 days at the sprint venue. The annual sprint sees more than 30 CiviCRM developers and implementors gather together to work on CiviCRM and share expertise. Following a successful format in previous years, we are having the developer training at the sprint location as we would like to both introduce the developer training attendees to the CiviCRM community and we will ask experts attending the Sprint to run a number of additional masterclasses which you can attend. 

If you would like to attend the whole sprint please let us know. This can be arranged at no extra cost. 


We try to be flexible with the agenda to meet participant needs and expectations, and the final agenda may change. 

At its core is a set of sessions that cover everything you need to get your development environment up and running, and to start writing extensions and improving core. As well as this, we're running a set of master classes on the latest techniques and technologies by subject matter experts.

Topic areas include:

  • How CiviCRM works - code layout and architecture
  • Extending CiviCRM - hooks, APIs, custom PHP files and templates.
  • Native Extension - civix and more.  
  • Testing - unit tests and webtests
  • Advanced features - message templates, batch update via profile, checksum authentication, command-line scripts.
  • Internationalization - including translation tools and multilingual sites
  • Integration with Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress - including user/contact synchronization, Profiles, Organic Groups, Views2, Joomla extensions
  • Debugging - tips and tricks
  • Sprint Masterclasses - program TBC

If there is something specific that you would like to see covered, please let us know.


Participants should bring a laptop with wifi capabilities to this training so they can take part in training exercises. You should have a local copy of the latest stable release of CiviCRM installed and running on your laptop, as well as a text editor that you can use to view and edit PHP and HTML code.

New to CiviCRM?

If you are new to CiviCRM, we strongly recommend that you review the free online book - CiviCRM a comprehensive guide, especially the developer section, in preparation for the training. If scheduling allows, consider attending a CiviCRM User and Administrator training session prior to this class. You should also review the CiviCRM architecture blog post series.

About our Fees

Event fees go toward meeting the expenses involved in running this training.  Any surpluses will go toward improving CiviCRM and the CiviCRM community.


de setembre 17th, 2024 10:00 AM to de setembre 18th, 2024 4:00 PM
Somersal Cottages
Somersal Farm
Somersal Herbert
Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 5PD
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Event Fee(s)
Training (plus optional Sprint) 600.00 £