How do I get started with TridionI've seen this question on Stack Overflow and Linked-In. If you'd like to develop with the SDL Tridion CMS, but don't have a license, see your options in order from the most-to-least costly:
- Buy it (maybe from someone in Sales)
- Work with the SDL Tridion product somehow (I hear the market's good):
- Work with/for a Tridion customer (if you already work at such a place, become friends with either your CMS guru or someone in IT Operations)
- Join an SDL WCM partner
- Join SDL CMT (as long as I don't know you from a past job, feel free to apply but make sure you write "Alvin Reyes" in the application form)*
- Get trained. With multiple courses and hands-on sessions, SDL's Web content management training courses are a great way to get familiar with SDL. It's also fun to break someone else's environment.
- Win an SDL Tridion MVP award (yes you can even nominate yourself), winners get a license for research and development
Update Nov 6, 2012: Added training as an option to get started and removed "development." It helps to be technical, but not all Tridion work is technical.