Event Broadcasts / Videos


This past weekend, we were able to put up the proof of concept of monitoring the following from a conference (thanks to a little outside help during the WordCamp Northeast Ohio conference):

– Official livestreams
– Periscope Videos
– Vine Videos

The “official livestream” is actually something the event organizer enteres and provides information for. For example, WordCamp Europe 2016 has a live video stream and there’s information on it’s conferencia page about this.

Perioscope and Vine videos are found if they are posted on Twitter with the event hashtags.

Admittingly, at least with WordCamps (which conferencia is starting off with), not alot of either Periscope or Vine videos are made during conferences. But it does happen. Now that we can catch these, we’ll be able parse them and alert users (if they want this information) via notifications. These videos might be nice for someone virtually monitoring the conference.

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Emoji and Mentioning Users


Two nice additions to event “update” pages, which attendees and organizers are meant to watch for and add updates (some of the updates are sent to users who opt-in for notifications).

1. Thanks to iMath’s BuddyPress Reactions plugin, you now have the ability to add emojis to updates (just start typing a colon – “:” – to start the list of emojis). Better than that, you can add “reactions” to updates people make! See the screenshot below – currently there are about seven or eight reactions. These reactions include star, heart (favorite), wave, smiling, microphone (in case someone gave a great talk). All positive emotions/reactions. It’s really cool to play with.

2. You can now mention users in an event update and get a special “autosuggest” box. Just start the mention with the “@” symbol. See the below screenshot.

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