Gailina Liew, Director of the Jersey Policy Forum, commented, “We congratulate the students who were able to learn how to code and successfully create this website in just six months and are delighted to have been invited to manage and support the ongoing development of the website in collaboration with Digital Jersey, The Infuse Group and the States Greffe. This collaboration reflects a common objective to encourage greater civic engagement by making information about Jersey’s elected representatives more easily accessible.”
Digital Jersey’s CEO, Tony Moretta, said, “The website is an excellent example of how our coding course students can create something of value to the island, while also learning new skills. The course has a high success rate for getting much needed developers into the industry and this website project shows the professional level of the teaching and their resulting work. The course is aimed at helping people to transition into our growing digital economy and takes people from diverse backgrounds and education. I’m delighted that the Jersey Policy Forum is taking this project forward.”
Mark Egan, Greffier of the States, added, “I commend the students for their initiative and hard work. This is a terrific example of how technology can be used with open data to provide easier access to information that is already in the public domain.
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