All is (Not) Quiet on the Front

Written Apr 9, 2009 at 20:38 (0)

What? What's that you say? You think the project is losing steam because there haven't been many updates announced recently? Well, that's just because there's things afoot you don't know about.

We've been diligently at work on a rewrite on a chunk of code (thanks to a certain intern from Ibuildings) that will make a dramatic change in how things will work around here. This one's for you speakers and conference managers - here's the scoop:

First, for the speakers: there is going to be a new "Speaker Profile" feature of the site that will provide a central resource for any conference to grab your details from. No more having to copy and paste the same information over and over. All you'll need to do is specify what information you want to share and hand them the code. The API will do the heavy lifting and use the code to had out only the information you've selected.

Speakers, you'll also be happy that we're adding in "instance" support for the talks. For example, you have this one talk - you know the one - that you really like but you feel it could use some tweaking. You made adjustments and change it a bit for the next event. With the new system, the talk comments will follow the instance of the talk, not just the single talk. That way you'll be able to relate comments directly to which conference you gave it at.

Now, for those putting on the conferences, not only will the API give you remote access to the conferences you're an admin for, but it will also allow you to grab the information about a speaker (with their permission/code of course) but also information about them - what talks they've given, what events they've been at.

Things are afoot, my good friend...stick with us just a bit longer and you'll get to see the fruits of our labor. You'll love it - we promise.

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