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Re: Setting sReview for the Marseille and the Hamburg mini-confs

Ccing Jérémy Lecour from Evolix who's working hard on making the
mini-conf happen.

For brevity's sake, here's the TL;DR:

1. If possible, we would like to have an URL to a machine-readable
version of the schedule so that our reviewing system can be auto-updated

2. Individual talks currently don't have an explicit start and end
times. Our reviewing system needs that.


  ⣾⠁⢠⠒⠀⣿⡁  Louis-Philippe Véronneau
  ⢿⡄⠘⠷⠚⠋   pollo@debian.org / veronneau.org

On 19-05-11 14 h 02, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Mon, May 06, 2019 at 09:38:43PM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
>> Hi pollo,
>> I'll have a look at it soon. I'm currently back in Belgium for my sister's
>> wedding, and we're flying back home to Cape Town on the 8th, so joining this
>> meeting is going to be complicated. Beyond that though, I'd be happy to set
>> things up. I'll have a look at doing so next weekend.
> So, I did that (have a look) today.
> Setting up SReview requires me to do these steps:
> - Add the event to the database (done!)
> - Review ~sreview/sreview/config.pm and update for the new event, in
>   sync with the changes made to the database where relevant (done!)
> - start sreview-web inside a screen session or something (done!)
> - Parse the event schedule and add it to the database (see below)
> - Create an event-specific template for opening and closing credits,
>   or use the generic one (todo)
> Unfortunately, the marseille miniconf's organizers went very very french
> on me. There is a schedule, but it says "This schedule might be amended
> until the last moment." Fine, so I was going to create something to
> parse and auto-update the schedule in the SReview database. Except
> that's just... not really possible? Or something.
> - Individual talks don't have start and end times (only the sessions
>   do). SReview assumes it knows when a talk is supposed to start,
>   because the first cut for that talk is generated based on that
>   information.
> - The schedule is only available as part of a bootstrap webpage, which
>   was written with no regard for structuring the tags: h4 follows h5,
>   and all data is in a <dl> with no real link to the date and time, etc
>   etc.
> Of course it's possible to parse this (everything is possible), but it
> seems like a lot of work that I'd prefer to avoid if possible. Does
> anyone know who organizes the schedule? Can we ask if that person has a
> somewhat more structured version of the data online somewhere? Bonus
> points for some well-known format (e.g., penta xml), that would make it
> easier for me to parse things.
> While we're at it, does anyone know if the miniconf marseille prefers
> any particular opening or closing credit thingy? If not I'll just use
> something generic.
> Thanks,

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