Up and running

Jan. 29, 2014, midnight

Finally! Our new site is up and running! Unfortunately it still looks pretty much like the one from last year but we will improve the design in the coming weeks.

Even though the site looks like the old one, a lot has changed under the hood:

  • We migrated the templates from Twitter Bootstrap v2 to Twitter Bootstrap v3
  • We updated from Django 1.4 to Django 1.6
  • We updated from django-cms 2.3 to django-cms 3 (which is still in beta, but already very awesome)

Besides the new design there are still two things left to do:

  • Add a survey for every signed up user about their experience level, preferred OS, preferred editor and so on
  • Add a way to mark talks as favourites prior to the conference.

With those two features in place we can give speakers the chance to know their audience in advance. We hope that this will allow speakers to adjust the difficulty of the talk to the experience levels of their audience. We would also get an idea which talks spark a lot of interest and we will try to schedule "hot" talks in such a way so that they don't clash with each other.

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