Last year, we added a new dimension of fun to Saturday morning 5k parkruns with virtual badges in a browser extension. Suddenly it became ‘a thing’ with 10,000 users across the world.

We’ll talk about how it all started, how and why we develop the extension for both Firefox and Chrome, our ethos, what data we have available and its limitations, and managing the requests and high expectations of the parkrun community.


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Jason at 11:25 on 20 Oct 2019

Superb. Inspired me to go back to Parkrun after 2 years.

Another great talk at OggCamp that fuses creative use of data with interesting development tools 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️

Julian Beach at 12:31 on 20 Oct 2019

Great talk. Extension downloaded

great talk - a lovely mix of running, user experience and technology - my kind of talk :)