Dashboard Improvements For WCUS

nov-29-2016-10-15-49For a long time, the dashboard page for conferencia has been merely a placeholder. Not worth anyone’s time of day.

That changes this week and weekend, as WordCamp US (and other conferences/meetups around it) happens. You can now watch the dashboard live as certain events play over the next few days. The most trending events will be on the dashboard – so if you want to see media for a concluded event you might have to check out that event’s actual page (check out the event page for the links).

So far, we are hoping to monitor:

– Tweet photos
– Tweet videos
– Periscopes
– Instagram Photos
– Instagram Videos

Another special feature – we are including photos from photographers that post directly to conferencia! That means hopefully there will be interesting photos and ANIMATED GIFS (yippie!) that you won’t see anywhere else.

We are expecting a “wrapping up” update tomorrow, but wanted to get this out today to make our friends aware!

Note: Dashboard page will likely be tweaked up through Wednesday. But should be good to go Thursday morning.

WordCamp US 2016 Check-In

screenshot-2016-11-28-12-25-58We’ve been quiet for a while, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy! WordCamp US 2016 is happening this week and along with it events orbiting it like Post Status Publish and varies parties and meetups. Therefore we are throwing out a beta “checkin” page devoted to make checking into these with your conferencia¬†account as quick as a few seconds. Even if you don’t have an account, you can just tap a social network (or you can register the old fashion way by clicking on our register link).

Here’s the customized register link:

Why checkin? Let people know you showed up – and you can find that person you met (but didn’t get a name for). This is all beta on our side because we are just beginning to expand monitoring conferences to include the meetups/parties of those conferences as well. It’s going to be fun!

We are also going to be updating shortly on some other polished items… so another update in the next 24 hours!

Feel free to contact us with questions or if you see a bug.

Private Beta Testers Needed

If you’ve been looking at blog posts on conferencia, things have been quiet. If you knew about what’s being currently worked on, it’s been ANYTHING but quiet.¬†any times development of new features or expansion of current features has to be kept quiet. But at some point you have to start to come out of your shell. Private beta testing is the start of that.

If you are speaking at any events in October (such as the wonderful LoopConf and the amazing WordCamp Orlando) and would like to try out our new method of speaker feedback, please reach out as soon as possible.

This feedback allows you to not only get positive reactions from attendees (physical and online via livestream) but also get a general idea WHEN the audience feels via emoji. You can read about the first initial test of this, which happened at WPCampus earlier this summer.

As a private beta tester you’ll be able to:

  1. Select your own emoji for your talk.
  2. Get a unique mytalk.rocks url.
  3. If things go well, be able to see a performance chart (similar to what I show here).

In order for this to work, audience will need to know about the URL in advance (although announcing at the start of a talk is awesome, you might want to let attendees know a few days in advance too).

Remember that unless you decide otherwise, everything about the experience is meant to give you positive feedback to some degree.

Looking forward to hearing from you! Click here to fill out our super-brief private beta form.

Edit: I am focusing on LoopConf and WordCamp Orlando because I plan to be physically there. If you are attending any other WordPress or event, let me know and we might be able to work something out.