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Eastercon Schedule/Grid Owl

Other people have been posting their Eastercon schedules over the last week-or-so, since the provisional schedule was released. I've been waiting (impatiently) until C's latest project went live and I could link to it as a way of doing the same thing. So here are my Eastercon programme items.

C's latest project, Grid Owl, is, to start with, a way of displaying, sorting, and searching programming data for conferences and conventions. Events by grid and list. Participants linked to their other events. Auto-generated stats on the number of events, participants, program hours, most used spaces etc.

For logged-in users, events are star-able. Stars create a cluster of other useful tools, from the most-starred events, listed as the convention highlights on the main conference page, to being a personalized schedule which can, in turn, be subscribed to using any calendaring software which can subscribe to webcals. (In other words, the calendar doesn't have to have *all* events - just the ones you're interested in.)

If he gets the map files in time, they'll be linked in too, so that whatever room is clicked on, the user would be directed to the correct map from within the set.

In the grander scheme of things, it's early days yet on this project: he has far bigger plans for what it'll eventually be capable of doing to help with planning conferences and conventions. In the meantime, I'm delighted I'll be able to use this for this year's Eastercon.



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Apr. 4th, 2012 09:33 am (UTC)
I've signed in. Impressed so far - like the way everything is hyperlinked.

I'll find time for proper feedback after the con, I hope.

But very well done so far.
Apr. 4th, 2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
Glad first impressions are good! He'd really love some more detailed feedback too, if you have time for it later.
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