CC8 - Design and build a new WordPress self-hosted website for a Climate Change product

Project start and end dates:
2020- 01-01 to 2020-06-04

Goals & Objectives
Create an open source WordPress self-hosted (not website to showcase a new product prototype we are building, a Climate Change Impact Planning tool. Use your skills and creativity to design and build the product website using self-hosted (not WordPress and free (open-source) plugins. Create a cool theme for the new site. Your work will be put to immediate use as we publicize our product development progress!
Project Outcome

The DePaul students helped us by producing a WordPress site using BeaverBuilder theme and associated plugins.

They validated their progress and design work by holding weekly development scrums with us. The students were always pleasant, attentive, and helpful during our meetings. Their work included the production of project material including meeting agendas, and WordPress technical documentation and migration configurations and scripts.

They were able to build a website that succeeded in demonstrating how our content could be displayed using the WordPress framework.


We would like to thank the students and teaching staff of IT394-IT395 – Software Projects for Community Clients course. *

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Related Project

OASIS: Software Solutions for Climate Change Problems

Software can help the world respond to climate change impacts and disasters.

In 2019 we set out to investigate if there is a need for a solution that gives citizens personalized help preparing for and recovering from climate change impacts and lets trusted authorities assist them and report on their results.

As part of this effort, a great deal of market and technical research was conducted over the last few years. Over 140 students have been involved so far, in dozens of academic institutions in Canada and internationally.

Our greatest finding is the willingness of citizens to take responsibility and help themselves, their neighbors and community plan for, mitigate and recover from climate change impacts and disasters. We also confirmed that a software solution can be built to help overcome the barriers they face when trying to do so.

Now we’re working on a prototype and sharing our findings and progress. Find out more on our OASIS project website!

Academic Institution

DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois

DePaul University is a private Catholic research university in Chicago, Illinois. Founded by the Vincentians in 1898, the university takes its name from the 17th-century French priest Saint Vincent de Paul. In 1998, it became the largest Catholic university by enrollment in the United States. 

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