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Re: signage

On 08/20/2014 12:40 PM, Steve Langasek wrote:
On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 11:33:53PM -0700, tony mancill wrote:
We don't have language preference data in summit, so this would be just IRC
nick + name.
Here's the file.  Everyone registering after this point will have to be
dealt with via ad-hoc badge printing at the venue.

(Thinking out loud: do we want people to be able to list company affiliation
on their badges?)

I'd say it is several months too late for that; there was no checkbox
on the DC14 registration page to designate printing the company on the
badge, nor any indication that that was a possibility.  Hang on... oh,
there's not even a company affiliation field on the form.

Sadly, the nickname field is optional, as evidenced by the significant
fraction of registrants who declined to provide a nickname.  That means
data-munging to guess at the preferred contents for the nickname on
the badge (or just let it stay blank).

Isn't this the 15th Debian conference?  Why haven't all these data schema
questions been long settled ten years ago?

Ideally, it will be something integrated into summit, that will let us print
badges for one person at a time.

But as a baseline, the script Matto has provided now, which lets you print
three badges at a time, is a good start.  It just means people have to wait
for their badges until a batch of three people have shown up.

Three badges at a time is a physical restriction resulting from using
a medium with three badges per sheet.  If you want to only use one
badge per sheet, you can.  The script, as sucky as it is, will admit
the specification of a single name/nick pair (or a pair of pairs), in
which case the other two badges can be logo-only blanks.


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