Make name tags online with Namebadger

January 20, 2018 by Joakim Lustig

Name tag made with Namebadger

Name badges or name tags are a crucial, but often overlooked, part of any event, conference or workshop. It can easily be forgotten until the last minute, leaving event organizers sweating over how to create a Word template and copy-pasting the name of each attendee into it. Even then the result might not look professional.

I know, because I've been there and I've faced the same hassle.

It was a late night before organizing an event at the company I worked for that I realized it would probably be a good idea to have name tags for the attendees.

Searching the web for solutions

I reasoned that other people must also have encountered this problem and that there must be a good solution available online. So I spent some time searching the web, but I didn't manage to find any good services providing me what I needed.

What I did find was a name badge template for Word, with it I could at least copy-paste the name of each attendee into it and print.

Whilst doing this I thought, this should really be much simpler than this.

So since I'm a developer and love to automate things my solution was to write a program that solved the problem for me. It took me most of the night, but at least I was sure that I wouldn't have to face the same problem again. Having to copy and paste hundreds of names in a repetitive manner is not something I would wish on my worst enemy.

Make name tags online

When the event was over and I had made a simple program to solve my problem, I realized that this would probably be something that could help other people in the same situation. So I started thinking about creating a service that helps event organizers make name tags online.

I pitched the idea to my girlfriend who had also been organizing events. It turned out she had experienced the name badge problem as well and was happy to work on the idea together with me.

So that script I wrote later turned into Namebadger, in a hope to help other event organizers to not have to resort to word templates to create their name badges.

If you're ever in need of name badges, it might just be what you're looking for!

Feel free to try it out and contact us if you have any feedback!

Joakim Lustig
Software Developer & Event Organizer