Changelog

1st July 2020

Improvements

Major improvements to the UI on mobile. Including:

  • Lading page

  • List of events

  • Event page

  • Community page

A lot more can and will be done across these and other pages but the experience on mobile should now be vastly improved.

28th June 2020

πŸŽ‰ Major feature - TIL

TIL stands for Today I Learned... it's a place to share knowledge, tips and tricks with other members in your community. Snippets are up to 700 characters.

TIL posts are written in Markdown with full syntax-highlighting.

πŸŽ‰ Major feature - Discussions

TIL stands for Today I Learned... it's a place to share knowledge, tips and tricks with other members in your community. Snippets are up to 700 characters.

Discussions are written in Markdown with full syntax-highlighting, they also have their own dedicated page for commenting.

12th June 2020

Features

πŸŽ‰ - When creating talks as an organise you can now select a member of your community as the talk owner.

11th June 2020

Features

πŸŽ‰ - Talk Videos are now shown on the community page.

10th June 2020

Releases

πŸš€ - Event calendar feature has been released for everybody πŸš€ - Call for paper functionality has been released for everybody

Bug fixes

πŸ› - Fix issue where updating an existing event wouldn't set the remote URL.

9th June 2020

Work in progress

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» - Started work on billing

8th June 2020

Features

πŸŽ‰ - Email notifications are now sent when comments are posted on talk submissions

Tweaks

πŸ›  - Notifications are have a "read" status that is triggered when the notification popup is opened.

7th June 2020

BETA feature - Call for papers

TechTalks now supports call-for-papers functionality.

This feature is availible in BETA to anybody who is a member of the TechTalks community.

The initial version supports: 🀫 Private submission fields πŸ’¬ Chat between organisers <> speaker ➑️ Progress through steps (draft, submitted, accepted, rejected & revoked)

Soon the following will also be supported:

πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ Anonymous submissions πŸ“© Invite a specific talk from a speaker πŸ“… Tools to help you find a date that works for you ❓ Custom questions for communities

Tweaks

πŸ›  Changed automagical event slides to support upcomign events

5th June 2020

Features

BETA feature - Calendar Subscriptions

You can now subscribe to events with iCal.

This feature is availible in BETA to anybody who is a member of the TechTalks community.

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4th June 2020

Work in progress

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» - Started work on call-for-papers functionality. ETA ~ 1 week.

Bug fixes

πŸ› - Fix issue where a community slug had a case-sensitive uniqueness validation on it. πŸ› - Fixed an issue where the events calendar may highlight the day before in some browsers.

3rd June 2020

Tweaks

πŸ›  - Various UI consistency improvements πŸ›  - When new views are added to the site they are merged into the queue to be tweeted out.

2nd June 2020

Tweaks

πŸ›  - Titles on events now link through to the event page πŸ›  - A more convenient "Add a talk" button has been added tot he organiser tools dropdown on events.

1st June 2020

Features

πŸŽ‰ - Talks can now be edited Talk owners: Can edit any talk, changes will be reflected on any events they are used on. Community organisers: Can edit any 'guest talks' that they have created themselves.

Tweaks

πŸ›  - Improved test coverage + weeded out a couple of very minor bugs.

31st May 2020

Features

πŸŽ‰ - Community sponsors now support links and blurbs

Tweaks

πŸ›  - Tweets of content videos now use the Twitter handle of the community.

30th May 2020

Features

πŸŽ‰ - When adding talks for events that occurred in the past you can now provide a video URL at the same time.

28th May 2020

Features

πŸŽ‰ Major feature

Added event announcement emails.

πŸŽ‰ - Talk Videos now show featured upcoming events.

28th May 2020

Features

πŸŽ‰ Major feature

Added BETA of πŸ§™β€β™€οΈautomagically πŸ§™β€β™‚οΈ generated event slides. As an organiser you can find this under the organiser tools on your event.

πŸŽ‰ - When creating talks for a "guest" you can now supply an avatar yourself.

Tweaks

πŸ›  - Communities now show organisers by order they were added.

Bug fixes

πŸ› - Fix issue where the previous events tab on communities would give an error if no events existed.

27th May 2020

Features

πŸŽ‰ - TalkVideos will now be automagically shared to our Twitter account

Bug fixes

πŸ› - Fix issue where a user accounts wouldn't create via Google or GitHub if the user had no surname set.

26th May 2020

Features

πŸŽ‰ Major feature

Talk Videos are now tweeted out automatically by TechTalks.

25th May 2020

Tweaks

πŸ›  - Communities with active events are now shown at the top of the list

23rd May 2020

Features

πŸŽ‰ - Added "Your communities" into the header for organisers to improve navigation πŸŽ‰ - You can now join or leave a community directly from the community page. Previously you would only join a community by RSVPing to an event.

Tweaks

πŸ›  - Combined organiser actions into a dropdown on the community page πŸ›  - Fixed issue where talk videos were not showing controls πŸ›  - Minor UI consistency fixes

22nd May 2020

Features

πŸŽ‰ Major feature

Implemented reminder emails that are triggered 4 hours before the event.

πŸŽ‰ - Add slides tab onto profile pages

Tweaks

πŸ›  - Change gravatar avatars to use HTTPS πŸ›  - Copy tweaks that refer to a page that hasn't yet been built πŸ›  - Improve stying of form fields πŸ›  - Add edit profile page on own profile πŸ›  - Disable bell badge showing "0" when there are no notifications πŸ›  - Remove RSVP button for events that have ended πŸ›  - Add create an event button on the community page for organisers

Bug fixes

πŸ› - Fix issue where YouTube channels wouldn't save to social links on profiles πŸ› - Fix issue where social links on the profiles wouldn't link πŸ› - Fix issue with login link on the mobile navigation

21st May 2020

Tweaks

πŸ›  - Improve timezone support

Security

πŸ”’ - Fix minor issues raised by bundle-audit

20th May 2020

Features

πŸŽ‰ - Community organisers can now invite co-organisers

Tweaks

πŸ›  - Added product hunt badge in footer πŸ›  - Improve validation when adding slideshows πŸ›  - Improve validation when registering for a user account

Bug fixes

πŸ› - Fix issue where a profile couldn't be viewed for users with a . in it. πŸ› - Fix issue where a community couldn't be viewed for users with a . in it.

19th May 2020

Tweaks

πŸ›  - Add better validation messages when creating a community πŸ›  - Some UI consistency fixes πŸ›  - Users without an avatar now use initials

18th May 2020

Features

πŸŽ‰ - Add ability to edit community profile

Tweaks

πŸ›  - Avatars now link to profiles πŸ›  - Mobile UI improvements πŸ›  - Increase avatar resolution for high DPI screens

Bug fixes

πŸ› - Fix countdown timer showing NaN in some browsers πŸ› - Various other minor bug fixes πŸ› - Various other minor bug fixes

17th May 2020

News

πŸŽ‰ - TechTalks.io Launched