Front end web developer

Sydney Zombie Walk

Sydney Zombie Walk

Complex website built without help - content, photography, design, and development. And I also run the event.

In October 2009 I began work on a secret project - witnessing the success of Zombie Walks all across the world, I decided it was time for Sydney to host one.

Today it brings in over 15,000 participants every year, and raises a substantial amount of money for The Brain Foundation. The Sydney Zombie Walk website is very much my baby. In addition to running the event, I also:

  • Designed the website
  • Built all font-end and back-end functionality
  • Took many of the photos visible on the website


  • Responsive design
    • Mobile and tablet browsers will have the same experience as desktop users
    • Pages resize dynamically to fit screens of all sizes
    • Responsive image gallery to go great with zombies
  • Registration & Newsletter
    • Integrated with MailChimp
  • Fundraising
    • Users can log in with Facebook to create a fundraising page
    • Makes use of Paypal's Instant Payment Notification (IPN)
    • Automatically updates fundraising page & emails user when a donation is made
  • Make-up bookings
    • Users can book and pay for make-up before the event
    • Make-up artists can register and set their own prices and timeslots

I have also run various A/B tests to ensure the content being displayed is as relevant as possible.

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