Nunavut Broadband Development Corp. seeks website workshop participants
Free workshop will teach participants about website development and use
If you want to learn more about how to build and use a website for your business, the Nunavut Broadband Development Corp. wants to hear from you.
The not-for-profit corporation, which works to ensure that all residents, businesses, organizations and municipalities in Nunavut have equal, affordable and reliable internet access, plans to offer an introductory workshop on web development.
And it’s still looking for interested workshop participants.
The workshop will take place in March, with a combination of online sessions and a two-day in-person session in Iqaluit.
This workshop is aimed at:
• anyone interested in learning how to build websites professionally;
• small business owners or artists who wants a website to promote their work; and,
• communication professionals looking to understand the website development and maintenance to apply to their organization’s website or future projects.
The workshop can take up to 15 participants.
Participants must be comfortable using computers, but no prior web development experience is required, said a recent news release about the workshop.
Its participants should also have a project website to work on during the workshop.
They’ll receive a year of free hosting for this site after completion of the workshop, the NBDC said.
The workshop is free and is open to Nunavummiut from across the territory. For participants who live outside Iqaluit, the NBDC will assist participants in applying for funding to cover travel and accommodations.
“The main goal of the workshop is to open the door to career opportunities in information and communication technology for Nunavummiut and to address a skills shortage that is preventing Nunavut businesses from greater participation in the internet economy,” said Darrell Ohokannoak, chairperson of the NBDC’s Board.
The workshop will introduce participants to the Drupal content management system.
Drupal is an open source content management system that can be used to build anything from a simple blog to an enterprise e-commerce solution. Originally started in 1999, Drupal is currently maintained and developed by a community of over 630,000 users and developers around the world.