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Ladies Learning Code – Build a Web Store

Check out Island’s very own web developer, Jill Ferron, on CTV Regina this morning promoting Ladies Learning Code. Their next event goes tomorrow at 9am over at Innovation Place in Regina. This session “Building a Web Store with Shopify and Liquid” will teach you the skills to sell cool stuff online.


Register Here

Jill is the Canada Learning Code Chapter Lead for Regina, and was responsible for bringing Ladies Learning Code to the city. She has been working with Island as a web developer for five months now and we’re super excited to have her on the team!

Andrew Scott   |   February 23, 2018

Win a ticket for tonight’s Prairie Investment Forum!

We’re all going to the 1st Annual Prairie Investment Forum hosted by Co.Labs, and we want you to come!

Just comment on our Instagram post for a chance to win a free ticket, and we’ll message the lucky winner this afternoon.

The Prairie investment forum will showcase startups from each Prairie Province, investors from North America, and Sask expats working in tech.

See you at 7pm at the Delta Bessborough!


Jill Ferron   |   February 21, 2018

Maker Meet-up – Feb. 21

The Saskatoon mini maker faire is happening this year on May 26th, and calls for makers are open! If you’re not exactly sure what Maker Faire is, are unsure about your application, or simply want to get a glimpse of what makers in Saskatoon are doing, then head out to the Mana Bar this Wednesday, Feb. 21st from 6pm to 10:30pm for a chance to fight remote-controlled robots and meet the producer team for this event.

RSVP on the Facebook event page!


Jill Ferron   |   February 20, 2018

Island Treasures – February 20th

Welcome back to work, school, or whatever you find yourself doing after the long weekend! Hopefully you were able to enjoy some time off, and if not maybe it’s time to tell your boss where to go and how to get there! We’re super happy you decided to spend your first slack off of the short week with us and we hopefully the following does not disappoint!

Cody Schumacher   |  


Ok, so we missed it. Fortunately, the Laracon replays will be available soon, and you can browse the videos from the 2017 conference in the meantime.

Laracon is a conference around Laravel, the open-source PHP framework that we use at Island to build our web apps. Talks this year touch on the topics of scalability, UI, querying and the future of javascript.

If you’re excited and can’t wait, here’s a link to last year’s videos while you wait – including a talk by Laravel creator Taylor Otwell.


Jill Ferron   |   February 7, 2018

Island Treasures – February 2nd

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Great, now that we’ve got that out of the way we can dive back into our favourite part of the week…Island Treasures! Before we jump in though I’d like to just make it clear that any business or resource we feature here has in no way asked us to or frankly even known we would be including them. Everything we choose to include is 100% because we believe strongly in them/it and think that there is a benefit to providing them to you as readers! No bullshit, just treasures we love…

Cody Schumacher   |   February 2, 2018

Trails of 1885 Website – Island Project Spotlight

It’s Thursday, so that means time for a throwback…all the way to 1885. Last year we were fortunate enough to work with the folks at Tourism Saskatoon and the Trails fo 1885 to redesign their website. Here is how it used to look.

The website needed to highlight the different sites that you can visit that were part of the Trails of 1885 history. But as part of our discovery we realized just how much this story covered. The main feature of the website is the homepage (after you select your language). This serves as an interactive timeline that takes the user through the history of the North-West Resistance.


The website also has a page for each site, where you can learn more about its history, location, hours, upcoming events, and even view a photo gallery of that location.

Also featured is an interactive map, so users can see the proximity of locations to one another, and find convenient driving routes between each site.


Chase Milligan   |   February 1, 2018

Island Treasures – Fuck the Poor, Emoji Lists, and a Dog Playing Bagpipes

Hey everyone, are you ready for more Island treasures? We’re hoping you’re enjoying stopping by and hopefully you’re getting some sweet sweet inspiration from these heading into the weekend! By now you know the drill, but if you’re new around here Island treasures is a regular instalment where we show you some of the coolest things around the web we’ve found over the past week or so. This includes things from design resources to funny videos to everything in between that helps our day-to-day process whether we’re working or playing!

Cody Schumacher   |   January 26, 2018

Meet Jason Shum, senior animator at Amazon Game Studios

If you’re interested in the game development industry, don’t miss out on this Co.mmunity event. The games Jason Shum has worked on are legendary and include League of Legends, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, Batman: Arkham City, Star Wars the Force Unleashed 2, and many others.

Jason will talk about his path from being a student in Saskatoon all the way to working in the game industry in Los Angeles on some of the biggest titles in the world.

Make sure to be at the Co.Labs Headquarters this Thursday 25th at 5:30 pm to tap the keg!

Attendance is free, tickets are available here.


Jill Ferron   |   January 25, 2018

Island Treasures

O hey there! It’s Friday, and you know what that means, right? Pants are optional tomorrow morning and more importantly it’s also time for another round of ISLAND Treasures! This week we present to you a mixed bag of goodies that range from design tools, to music history, all the way back around to product management resources! Fill up your fanciest coffee cup (Mine says I’m with stupid and points to the boss) and follow along!

Cody Schumacher   |   January 19, 2018