That's great! That sounds like it might work well for our needs.

What do you think of having redirect to during the conference? I'd love to make the URL subdomain-less if possible for ease of typing. If that's a problem because is used for international conferences and you really don't want that line blurring, I'll let the issue rest.

On Fri, Mar 1, 2019 6:41 PM, Anna Ossowski wrote:
Oh, that is amazing! Thanks so much :)

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On Mar 1, 2019, at 6:38 PM, Ewa Jodlowska <> wrote:

Thanks, Anna. I let Ernest know the URL.

With regards to uploading pics, Ernest says he can set up a web app that allows anyone with a login to update the page directly from their phone. 

On Fri, Mar 1, 2019 at 10:34 AM Anna Ossowski <> wrote:
Hi Ewa,

Thanks so much! works for me!

Please let us know what Ernest says.

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On Feb 28, 2019, at 7:02 PM, Ewa Jodlowska <> wrote:

On Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 11:06 AM Trey Hunner <> wrote:

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On Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 7:22 AM Anna Ossowski <> wrote:

Trey and I also discussed some potential ideas for Open Spaces improvements, which we would like to propose.
It is still a concern that people don’t know that the Open Spaces are happening. Also having to physically walk by the Open Spaces board in order to find out about which ones are going on at which time can be a hassle. We therefore came up with the following ideas:

* Could we create a website to which we will upload a picture of the Open Spaces boards every 1-2 hours so people have a better idea of the schedule without having to walk by the boards?

If it is for uploading a picture, I think creating a page on is best. Could be or something along those lines. 

We were thinking a URL that could easily be remembered/typed quickly after seeing it in the program, on the slide roll, or on a poster.

We can use a URL shortener if needed, but it'd be nice to have a URL if possible. Like,, Would it be possible to use a URL like that temporarily (during the duration of the conference)?

I'm not sure about the logistics of updating the picture. It'd be nice if there was a way someone could do it from their phone (maybe via email, tweet, or similar). I can imagine some ways to do that but I don't know what API(s) the pycon.orgwebsite allows and what the mobile interface looks like.

If the short URL and an easy upload setup might be possible, who should I talk to to work that out? Would that be Ernest?

Understood, I will discuss the requirements with Ernest and see if a mobile interface is possible for 2019. 

My only concern about the URL is that it is used to show worldwide PyCons. I would prefer  Is that OK with you all? 

* Could we add this website link to the printed program?

If I have the link by March 15th, yes it can be included. 

* Could we show a slide with this website link in between the talks at each room to make people aware that the talks are not the only thing going on at this time?

+1. In between the talks we have sponsored ads as part of the sponsor benefits. We could add into the rotation a slide about open spaces. I would like to get it designed to match our 2019 design. If you send me the content for this slide, I can work with our designer to match. 

Great! I can work on conveying what we were hoping for copy/design-wise for the printed program and the slides.

Would it be possible to have that URL on the open spaces board as well? So as folks walk by they'll see the board and "You can see the open spaces board on your phone! See this board at"

Yes of course. 

I'll need the slide content and a decision on the final link by March 15th. 

Thank you all for coming up with these wonderful ideas on how to improve the usage of open spaces!

Trey Hunner
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