Empowering Success: From Poverty to IT Proficiency with Drupal Training


The upcoming DrupalCon Lille 2023 event will feature a compelling session by Esmeralda Braad-Tijhoff, titled "How I escaped poverty using Drupal: The emancipating power of free and accessible Drupal training." Esmeralda, will share her remarkable journey of transitioning into the IT industry, despite facing personal and economic challenges as a single mother on welfare. Her story highlights the transformative impact of free and accessible Drupal training, emphasizing the importance of making resources available to empower individuals who have faced adversity.

Esmeralda's journey from being a historian with an unconventional job history to becoming a Drupal Site Builder serves as an inspiring testament to the possibilities that open-source technology and free online tutorials can offer. Her presentation will shed light on the resilience and creativity required to overcome poverty and establish a stable career, especially in a male-dominated field like IT. This will take place on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 11:30 to 12:15 and  will address the challenges Esmeralda encountered upon entering the IT industry.  Esmeralda's success story, from poverty to a prominent role in the Dutch Government and the Drupal community, exemplifies the transformative potential of accessible education and support networks.Secure your seats for DrupalCon Lille 2023. Get more information here.

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