Conferencia Now Has It’s Own Slack App!


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Screenshot 2016-08-02 13.18.23We are proud to announce that Conferencia has it’s own Slack app. Yes – you can now do searches and get details on WordCamps and events… from the comfort of your own Slack channels! I would love see people install this for their own Slack teams and let us know what they think!

You can download the app and see a screenshot or two from our Slack information page: conferencia.io/slack.

Remember that we are just starting out with WordCamps, and we are already reaching out to other conferences to add them to Conferencia’s growing database.

Proud to say that this app has been running on PostStatus Slack (if you don’t know what PostStatus is and you deal with WordPress, then definitely check them out) and while it needs a little polish it works like a charm. We’ve even added some easter eggs and jokes to make it more fun to abuse… er, use.

Please reach out to us with feedback or to report bugs on our Slack app!

New: Event Notifications


Just added to conferencia.io – event notifications for members. Right now, the focus is (1) general information, (2) ticket availability, and (3) speaker calls. Here’s how it’s going down.

Select Your Notification From The Event Page

You can check off what you want – you could have all three, just one, or any combo.

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Adjust How You Want To Be Notified

Go into your settings and select HOW you want to be notified.

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  • “Web” is standard notifications… the same notifications you get when you click on the notifications icon in your header (the bell).
  • “Email” is just what it sounds like. Tweaks are still being made, but the goal is to deliver a once-a-week newsletter with the latest notifications (example: one of the conferences you are following is opening up tickets sales next week). Nobody loves a barrage of emails, so we are not looking at overloading inboxes.
  • “Slack” is something i’m personally proud of, since many of the community is a member of a Slack channel and somewhere. There’s a new “Slack” tab in settings that allows you to connect Conferencia.io to your Slack.

Here’s an example of a Slack notification (just an early preview):

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Here’s an example of an email notification (again just an early preview, and using BuddyPress’s new mail APIs):

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This is all Beta, and still setting up the automatic timing of the scripts, but most of the code is in place. Testing ahoy!