Clue Ride started as a family game played around the house before the kids learned how to ride bikes. We would hide clues behind pictures, under the rug, or on page 17 of a favorite book. Each clue, when solved, would lead to the next clue taking the player on a path that was both new and familiar.
After everyone was riding bikes, our family pedaled Clue Ride into the surrounding neighborhoods. The paths around town followed bicycle routes both new and familiar, and brought us to many of the destinations that have captured the fancy of Atlanta’s cycling community: the markets, ice cream shops, green spaces, and scenic views that have been opened up by the BeltLine, cycle tracks and trails, and even the quiet neighborhood streets. Each destination contains a puzzle that leads you to the next surprise.
And now, the game is opening up for you to play — and we hope fall in love.
As the network of destinations, puzzles and clues spreads across Atlanta, we’re making trial runs on selected courses. You can be part of those trial runs — and also help build the courses. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to be part of bringing Clue Ride to Atlanta.
Falling in Love has been happening longer than teenagers were invented, longer than any love song, longer than civilization itself — yet we still know very little about how it happens. This post shares what we do know and what we can do to invite Cupid to visit with us.
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Scenario: An email is sent and we want to check that the links on the email point to pages that contain appropriate content. This method avoids needing to a) setup an account for those emails, b) putting those credentials in our source repo, and c) testing that email itself works.
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This page covers Front-end Testing options for the applications which support Clue Ride.
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This How-To covers WordPress Roles for publishing and managing the content on this site. The roles used on this site are used the same as roles would be used on other WordPress sites, so the understanding gained in this module would be useful on other WordPress sites as well.
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Here’s a first cut at the constellation of achievement badges for ClueRide Developers. This serves as an overall picture of the development opportunities and the scale of the project. This is still exploring the connections between the various skills and how the lead to learning paths and badges at higher levels.
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Exploring tools for organizing the creation of a set of Badges led me to Just Frameworks, a project of My Knowledge Map. It provides a simple tool for entering and displaying a nested set of skills which correlate well with Badges. Continue reading “Frameworks for Organizing Badges”
To get started issuing Open Badges doesn’t require too much when using Badgr. This describes a simple way to begin creating Open Badges. Continue reading “A Minimal Badge Issuer setup”
BadgeOS is a WordPress plugin that allows issuing and perhaps displaying badges. Interested to find out a few things about this Open Badges option for Clue Ride.
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