Technology Award

2004 Tourism Technology Award Rivendell Software was honoured to receive the prestigious Technology Award during the 2004 Tourism Summit and Expo. The award was presented in recognition of innovative and strategic use of technology in business and within the Tourism Industry.

Who We Are

Greater Halifax Area Rivendell Software was first established in 1990 by Dino Nardini. Originally the company developed application software such as bulletin board software (BBS) and plug-ins, but as the Internet hit mainstream in the late-1990's, our focus shifted to website development.

In 2003 (before the days of WordPress and Joomla), we developed our premier RS Web Manager (RSWM) content management system. Our clients have been using this web-based system to maintain their own websites for over 10 years now... easily and effectively.

Our key focus has always been to deliver professional and affordable Internet solutions to the tourism and business communities.

We pride ourselves on building long-term relationships with our clients.

Dino Nardini, Website Programmer

Dino Nardini Aside from managing the day to day operations of Rivendell Software, Dino provides database and website programming support.

Dino holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and was one of the first Certified Webmasters in Atlantic Canada (Henson College, Dalhousie University, July 1998). Dino has also completed additional courses in web server administration, graphic design and ColdFusion Application Development (Allaire 2000).

When not in the office, Dino can usually be found wandering around the Nova Scotia outdoors with his camera.

Jay Williams, Multimedia Specialist

Jay Williams Jay has been providing creative services such as website design, print design, and broadcast quality animation to clients across Canada and in the United States.

A Graduate of NSCAD University, with an Associate Degree in Graphic Design, Jay can balance several tasks while maintaining a high degree of professionalism. He is highly creative with applied visual media; be it graphic design, web development, animation or print media.

Jay has been producing consistently unique and classical website designs for over 10 years.

Brian Hicks, Website Marketing Specialist

Brian Hicks Brian has more then 15 years experience in online marketing, seven of which involved a lead role for a pan-Atlantic (four provincial tourism association) program that engaged and educated tourism operators in leveraging their online marketing abilities.

He has coordinated and delivered over 150 seminars on topics ranging from SEO, (Search Engine Optimization) Social Media and Google (Place-Adwords-Analytics) Solutions.

Brian has consulted for hundreds of online marketing projects with small business, advertising agencies, international corporations, government, not for profit organizations and NGOs.