Digital Services Section

Mission and Overview

The Digital Services Section

  • Is focused on digital design and development - web design, web development, user training, and content strategy and management.
  • Works to ensure university-wide consistency and quality for digital services.
  • Aims to provide excellent internal digital services to employee and staff content creators and consumers to ensure the quality of the university's public online presence.
  • Coordinates with IT on content management and strategy, development, maintenance, documentation, and user training for administration websites and the systems that support these websites.
  • Operates like an internal web development agency focused on the university's core web presence, helping administration and students to evaluate their needs and then developing and maintaining the required solutions.
  • Provides consultation and assistance to researchers by offering possible solutions, advice on best practices, and information about relevant university policies like the PRP, Graphics Standard Manual, web security, privacy, and accessibility.



For Q&A and help requests, send email to


Micheal Cooper smiling

Web Administrator

Micheal Cooper

Micheal joined OIST as web administrator in October of 2010. He has a BA in English, a BS in Computer Science, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics. At Miyazaki International College, he ran the IT department, taught IT Literacy, and helped with translation and student recruiting. Before that, he did interpretation and translation for companies like Asahi Kasei and Sheraton, managed an English school, installed LAN networks, did independent catering, and performed restaurant weddings as a fake minister, among other things. Before coming to Japan, we was an assistant to the Dean at Emory University.

Pedro Cambra wearing sunglasses with the Drupal logo

Web Developer

Pedro Cambra

Pedro is a web developer with 10 years of experience working with Drupal projects for a diverse set of industries, with a particularly strong background in large E-commerce integrations.

Before joining OIST, he worked for large organisations like the United Nations and Cancer Research UK but also web agencies such as Commerce Guys. His background also includes freelance work for large non profits both in the UK and Spain.

He contributes extensively to the Drupal project and community with a number of popular contributed modules, and he has helped organise events in Spain and the UK. He also has participated in the organisation of several Drupalcons, and in 2012, the Drupal community elected Pedro to the Drupal Association Board of Directors for a one-year term.

Pako Garcia eating vegan meal

Web Developer

Pako Garcia

Pako is a web developer with more than seven years of experience in Drupal development, focusing in front-end and theming.

He also has experience as a web and graphical designer with more than ten years designing application interfaces and creating mockups and wireframes.

During his professional career, he has been part of some Drupal agencies developing international websites for worldwide known companies and charities.

He has contributed to Drupal by attending international Sprints and getting involved in the Spanish community organizing Drupal events.