Zufall’s 24-hour web adventure!

By: Keith Loo, April 9, 2012

We are in for a treat in Vancouver, this April 17th, because Morten Rand-Hendriksen, Valerie McTavish, and Tim Wohlberg will be talking to us about Zufall Adventures: Building a web experience in 24 hours!

We all have great ideas, but making those ideas into reality is something few of us ever achieve. Valerie McTavish and Tim Wohlberg are the exception. From a basic idea of two dice creating random adventures they have created an innovative and fundamentally different app that can make any trip or any task into a real life adventure. To market the app they reached out to web developer and educator Morten Rand-Hendriksen to build a website. In this talk Val, Tim, and Morten take the audience on a journey through the idea, the app and the process of building a supporting website that makes the experience of getting the app as easy as possible. And the website was built in a day proving that using the right tools you can get a lot done in 24 hours.

Valerie McTavish and Tim Wohlberg are staunch supporters of random chance, spontaneous adventures and getting lost. They founded Zufall Adventures to help others get lost too. They took their original dice concept and turned it into the Zufall Adventures app, taking full advantage of that medium’s GPS and social networking capabilities. When they are not out wandering around at the whims of the dice, they produce custom creative content for the web.

Morten Rand-Hendriksen is a web designer and developer with a passion for clean design, standards-based code, and open-source software. He is an author with online video training library lynda.com and has published several books on the topic of web development with Microsoft Expression Web. Morten is an expert on advanced site development with WordPress and is a popular speaker at conferences. Running a small boutique-style digital media company, he divides his time evenly between building web solutions and teaching others how to do things right and get the most out of the web. Morten grew up in Norway and made Canada his home in 2002.

This talk sounds like an exciting adventure – and we’re excited to have Valerie, Tim, and Morten join us at the Make Web Not War Community Mixer in Vancouver. Space is limited so register fast!

 

 

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