I have the distinct honor of being the invited expert in web design representing the US at the WorldSkills competition in São Paulo. Many know that I am Director of Education for WebProfessionals.org and help run the state of Illinois and the US web design contests also. There is a separate website for this particular event. For those who are interested, you may even get to watch some of the ceremonies live. I have set up posts with links to the video feeds at certain times. Check here on August 11, August 13, and August 16.
Obviously, one must first travel to Brazil (this entry represents that event). One does not just step on a plane. One must have a valid passport and apply for a visa from the Brazilian consulate. That process alone took over a month.Today is my day of travel. I will arrive in São Paulo tomorrow morning. They are 2 hours ahead of central Illinois. So, I will be posting from the future for the next few weeks (*grin*).
There are 43 countries participating in the Web Design competition. The US is represented by Nick Taylor. Here is a photo of Nick (used with his permission).
I will update this post with more details as they happen. I also plan to focus on the technology encountered as well as my experiences as I travel. Since many readers may not have ventured beyond the borders of the US, I thought this might make for an interesting set of entries. I have hopes of updating this at least once a day. The operative word is “hope.” I do understand that I will be extremely busy throughout this event. As always, I look forward to your comments.