WorldSkills 2019 was held in Kazan, Russia, from August 22 – 27, 2019.
For those who are curious, the first web design competition was held as part of WorldSkills in 2001 in Korea. There were 3 competitors. Subsequent WorldSkills web competitions are listed below:
- 2003 – 11 competitors participated in web design at the 37th WorldSkills in Switzerland.
- 2005 – this competition was held in Finland.
- 2007 – 20 competitors participated in WorldSkills in Japan.
- 2009 – This competition was held in Canada.
- 2011 – This competition was held in London and marked the first time a virtual server was used.
- 2013 – This competition was held in Leipzig. This was also the first competition that WebProfessionals.org participated with both an expert (Bill Cullifer) and a competitor.
- 2015 – This competition was held in Brazil. Again, WebProfessionals.org participated by training the US competitor (Nick Taylor). The invited US Web Design expert was Mark DuBois.
- 2017 – This competition was held in Abu Dhabi, UAE. As before, WebProfessionals.org participated by training the US competitor (Riley Johnson). The invited US Web Design expert was Mark DuBois.
This year, the US competitor was Matthew Vreman. Again, the invited US expert in web technologies was Mark DuBois.
Winners are listed below (along with their countries).
- Un-Ho Lee, Korea won Gold
- Pranav Udayark Nutalapati , India, Nicolas Ettlin, Switzerland, and, I-CHIH LIN from Chinese Taipei tied for Silver
Congratulations to the winners and all who participated in this event. It is quite an honor to participate as either a competitor or invited expert.