| Siti Hajar |
BOTH THE government and private institutions in Brunei Darussalam are working towards creating a more IT-savvy population with the introduction of the latest in not just hardware but also software that aims to make day-to-day living even easier.
As part of these initiatives, yesterday witnessed a one-day workshop that was participated by an approximate 70 individuals comprising students as well as members of the public who are looking to create their own customised applications for both desktop and mobile platforms. In attendance as the guest of honour was Head of Higher Education Section, Ministry of Education, Hajah Anis Faudzulani binti Haji Dzulkiflee.
Jointly organised by Politeknik Brunei (PB) and Google Developer Group (GDG) Brunei Darussalam, the event was held at PB’s main building in Jalan Ong Sum Ping. The workshop was aimed at exposing IT enthusiasts and interested stakeholders to experience the latest technique of web development through the use of new programmable web components known as Polymer.
This new unique technique enables developers to create their own encapsulated, custom HTML elements to suit their needs, be it for educational institutions or up-and-coming businesses despite the lack of coding knowledge among users.
In an interview with the Chairman of GDG Brunei, Haji Azaman bin Haji Suleiman, it was explained that the Polymer can also be useful for the would-be entrepreneur looking to create applications for their business, without any fuss.
“They can start using Polymer to build applications quickly and the process of creating applications has become simpler,” he explained.
To conclude the workshop in the afternoon, Acting Director of Politeknik Brunei, Denis Ho Mun Tai, presented certificates to participating institutions.