Inventor Ric Richardson

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Byron event teaches how to make the most of crowdfunding

CHECK IT OUT: Inventor Ric Richardson will be one of the speakers at the conference.

CROWDFUNDING - the Reality Check will inspire all ambitious innovators looking to get the most out of their crowd-funding campaigns by teaching them the skills necessary to start their dream projects.

The two-day conference, which is part two of the Innovation Pipeline Series, will provide the tools for local inventors to learn how to use crowd-funding campaigns to test the market and fund their ideas.

The series for up-and-coming inventors was created by one of Australia's most high-profile inventors, Ric Richardson, famous for taking on Microsoft and winning a multi-million dollar settlement for breach of his software patent.

Speakers at the conference will include Richardson and event co-creators Ted Esdaile-Watts and Braden Wilson from Industrial Design.

The founders of Zeoform, a start-up that invented an innovative ecomaterial made from cellulose fibres will share the lessons learned from their crowd-funding campaign while Marcus Schappi from Geek Ammo who attracted backing of $573,760 having asked for $25,000 will also speak.

The first Innovation Pipeline event held in Byron Bay last year was a sellout and numbers are restricted to ensure participants have a chance to mingle with speakers.

Byron Theatre on Thursday, August 28 and Friday, August 29. Early bird tickets $35. Standard tickets $80

zkimmer leaves Google API for OpenLayers

Today we decided to move from Google's Map API to OpenLayers and started to even tinker with developing our own proprietary tiling technology. The more we invest in tweaking the user experience around the specific needs of online documents, the more apparent it is that we need to make major changes to the standard map-type tiling user experience.

Specific things we are doing include:
* zlayers for text and positional Google text search/ location.
* page by page and direct to page number navigation
* shift and hold rectangle drawing that allows user to fill screen with the selected area. Amongst others...

We tried to hand on and use the Google API due to the large user base and the instant recognition but the cons are outweighing th pros to continue. Openlayers here we come.

zkimmer starts to get noticed

In the last week there has been 3,500+ page views to the zkimmer web site and a jump from a few hundred to over 1300 web mentions according to Google. Things are starting to warm up for zkimmer.

Former OC Register Publisher joins zkimmer

Today Newspaper veteran Chris Anderson joined the zkimmer team as ambassador for the company to the newspaper and magazine publishing industry. Chris recently left Freedom (the publishers of the Orange County Register) where he served as the publisher of the Newspaper and worked in the industry for 25 years. He is a brilliant, affable and discerning man who I am honored to work along side.
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