The Twitter Speaker Slide (or More New Features on Joind.in!)

Written Mar 18, 2009 at 20:08 (0)

Just in time for PHP Italia 2009 a few new features have been added to the site. They're nothing fancy, but they are things we feel will help to make using the site a better experience. Here's the list:

  • The first is a simple little something, but I felt that it added some value for those attending - showing speakers in the "attending" list. Now you can easily see which of the people in the "I'm attending!" list are going to be on deck and speaking.
  • Next up is something that was mentioned back when we first added hashtag support - Twitter integration. Thanks to a quick and easy interface to their search API, there is now a new sidebar area to show tweets with the event's hashtag in them (see PHP Italia for a good example). If no one's talking about it yet, no tweets will be shown
  • Finally, an most importantly, I've gotten this request from a number of speakers - a place to link to their slide. Now if you edit your claimed talk (you did claim your talk, right?) you'll notice a field for a slides link. Just drop your link in there and it'll be added to the summary information for your session. Its just a simple link for now with better integration with services like slideshare coming down the line.

So there we go...a few more new features to a site that's quickly growing to be one of the more popular direct event feedback sites out there. As always, if you have any suggestions on what we can do better around here, please don't hesitate to let us know and we'll get back to you.

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