Powerful website functionality with custom-built solutions
The Canadian Bioinformatics Workshops (CBW) team has been teaching bioinformatics for over 20 years, delivering over 200 workshops to 4,000+ students. Due to the growing popularity of these workshops, the CBW team was in need of a new Bioinformatics.ca website with powerful functionality that’s easy to manage & update.
We couldn’t say ‘yes’ fast enough!
The complex functionality requirements for two of the website’s key systems – a workshop registration system and a jobs board – posed a technical challenge: do we use off-the-shelf solutions or build them ourselves? We opted for the latter and still stayed within the allocated budget!
- Strategy, design & development of a custom WordPress website
- Building a workshop registration system with complex functionality (e.g. reviewing of applications, providing of grants)
- Building an interactive jobs board (e.g. sign-in & job posting by visitors, moderation by internal team)
- Integration with existing technologies (e.g. Mailman)
- QA, testing & deployment
- CMS training workshops
The bioinformatics workshops offered through Bioinformatics.ca focus on training participants in the leading technologies and latest methods being used in computational biology.
The CBW team’s previous website was built on an obsolete platform and required a complete overhaul.
Due to complex functionality requirements for the Canadian Bioinformatics Workshops registration system, there was no suitable off-the-shelf solution – so we developed one.
At the request of our client, we designed the site to be Bioschemas compliant – a new yet successful experience for us.
Bioinformatics.ca is Canada’s leading job board for Canadians looking for national and international bioinformatics positions.
To serve this important functionality, we custom-built a jobs board that makes it easy for site visitors to post new jobs and for the Bioinformatics.ca team to moderate them.
The new subscription email service automatically sends notifications about new jobs to subscribers.
The new site’s WordPress backend allows for intuitive and efficient site management – exactly what the Bioinformatics.ca team was looking for.