Kayaking as an adventure sport – Friday Funnies

We had a work experience student in at the Attendly office this week, learning about startups, entrepreneurship and coding. One of the tasks we always set our students is to write a blog post for us with a personal narrative, but remain true to our core audience of people with an active lifestyle. Here then...


Week 2 – Off the treadmill and out into the wild

Last week I asked for advice on a few things concerning my running journey, which is going very nicely thanks for asking and I should be ready for Comrades by this time next week.  Which is pretty good when you consider I have only been training for one week, and most of that week was spent on the couch wit...


Week 1 – From the treadmill to a half marathon

I have never really been a distance runner.  At my small high school in the country I would win the 100m, 200m and 400m, but anything longer than that and you would find me on the sidelines.  It wasn’t a deep philosophical objection to distance running over sprinting or a preference for spandex over football shorts.  It was...



We Are Hiring For A Graduate Or Junior PHP Developer

We are looking for a great junior developer (or new graduate) to join us on our journey, and the search starts now. To paraphrase the undoubtedly apocryphal words of Sir Ernest Shackleton: What is Attendly? We are not building your average company here, so we don’t want an average developer. Attendly is an online event...


We Are Hiring A Content Wrangler – Is That You?

We have been pumping out awesome sauce (you might know them as blog posts) for just over a year now, and it has reached the point where we need a bit more help. Our previous content wrangler has departed our shores and taken up a role with the fine folk at Buffer App. We ain’t...


How Unsuccessful Founders Spend Their Time

The last month has really sucked. We soft launched Attendly into a public beta at the start of April, and two weeks in we had some momentum. We had bounce in our step and a twinkle in our eye. I for one was girding my loins in preparation for taking over the world. Three weeks...


We Are Hiring A Founders Apprentice – Is That You?

Last year our friends at Tweaky rolled out a fantastic initiative called The Founders Apprentice. Essentially they gave an opportunity to someone who wanted to learn the ropes of a funded startup across six months, in return for a wage and working your butt off. At Attendly, we are in serious need of some mor...


The best Google hack I know for jump starting traffic

So you launched your website, complete with a spanky new blog. On the first day your main worry was that the servers would stay online to cope with the insane levels of traffic that were about to descend. By the second day, your Google Analytics are back to showing a looped image of a field...


Anatomy of a Startup One Week After Launch

Our entire business is built on the idea that people can be trusted to do the right thing. It’s part of the reason why we let our customers set their own price. We have resellers where it makes sense to allow them to set the economics of the relationship, but we extend the philosophy to...