2015 Web Design International Champions

Web Design Winners Announced

54 competitors from 54 countries, four grueling days and Gold, Silver and Bronze Web Designer Winners

#Worldskills São Paulo, Brazil . The week-long celebration and showcase of skills brought together the finest young professionals in skilled trades and technologies from 59 member countries/regions. 1,192 Competitors in 50 skills participated. Over 800 volunteers helped make this a reality as well. Representing the US in web design was Nick Taylor. The invited US expert in web design was Mark DuBois. I provided an in depth overview of the activities each day on my personal weblog.

The focus was on the latest web design and development technologies. Here are a few observations about the scale and scope of this event.

  • 259,000 visitors examined the competitions at this event
  • 8,000 delegates, competitors, and experts attended the closing ceremony.
  • Roughly 385,000 square meters were devoted to competition space at this event at Anhembi Park. To walk from one side of the event to the other was 1.9 km (yes, that is over a mile in one direction).
  • This is the first time the entire Anhembi complex was fully utilized. Typically, only a part is used for Samba at Carnival time.

2015 Web Design International Champions

Gold: Giovanni Kenji Shiroma, Brazil.
Silver: Harlan Wilton, Australia.
Bronze: Mohamad Mohebifar, Iran and Eun Young Kim, Korea.

We mentioned this as part of our coverage of the 2013 WorldSkills in Leipzig – Web Design encompasses many different skills and disciplines in the production, maintenance of websites. The diversity of the skills required by a web developer is quite large, often to the point it is difficult for a web designer to excel in all aspects. Congratulations to all who participated.