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Hi all

I've been reluctant to send this for fear of it being a red herring and incurring the wrath of the devs, but here goes. (So be gentle!)

It has potential as a CMS and/or attendee app... please feel free to contact the devs, Carla and Craig directly, please cc me in.

Carla also said that "FYI, the apps might crash. I don't think the server is running anymore.... This stuff hasn't been touched since last year. So probably best to check out the source code."


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Carla Goldstein <carla@tedxcapetown.org>
Date: Mon, May 4, 2015 at 9:46 PM
Subject: Re: TEDx mobile app attendee profile?
To: justin beswick <justin@tedxcapetown.org>
Cc: Bernelle Verster <bernellev@gmail.com>, Craig Wattrus <cwattrus@gmail.com>

Hey Bernelle

Thanks for reaching out. For last year's event we made an app which was basically a digital version of the programme.

You can check them out here:
Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tedx.capetown.app&hl=en
iStore: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tedxct-2014/id903430921?ls=1&mt=8

You can view the source code here: 

They are pretty standard, nothing fancy. All the code is native (objective C and Java) and not very well documented :/ 

It looks as if you are needing an attendee login though? We didn't get that far, but I am hoping to add that in version 2.  The original TED sponsored TEDx apps (remember AppBaker?) used something called WeLink which I think was somehow using Eventbrite in a pretty crappy way. I don't know much about open source attendee management, but maybe you can make use of the google+ and facebook login APIs to manage users. 

I havent started working on the apps again this year due to time, but if you have devs interested in collaborating I'd be keen to explore that (maybe from June only though). 

Let me know if you have anymore questions!

Carla Goldstein
CTO TEDxCapeTown

On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 11:45 AM, justin beswick <justin@tedxcapetown.org> wrote:
Will leave that to Carla/Craig to mention and/or point people to, cc'd here

@carla/craig - Bernelle is putting on a Debian Dev conference and they're wanting to build out an app for it, so our thoughts were:

1) could we collaborate with some of their devs to do further work on the platfrom and apps we're working on
2) can we share our code for iOS and Adroid app and they use or do further work on them

We're both doing so with Open Source in mind, so could be a mutually beneficial project to do together?


On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 11:24 AM, Bernelle Verster <bernellev@gmail.com> wrote:
Can you give me more info and I'll take it to the team with our weekly meeting and then get back to you - do the dev's have a technical description of it they can share? Can also ask the clug people - cape linux users group, but they do more than linux.

On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 11:16 AM, justin beswick <justinbeswick@gmail.com> wrote:
Yeah, so we can give you the code we had already for the prior apps..but reckon best would be for the team to share the current work they're doing and see if the developers from Debian Dev conference would be keen to assist and/or continue from where Carla and Craig have left off?
Best for me to put them in touch with you and your team directly - do you have anyone on your team leading on the app component? 

On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 11:00 AM, Bernelle Verster <bernellev@gmail.com> wrote:
Ok, I thought there was existing stuff out there, I remember it being all the rage a few years ago.

My guys need very specific stuff, and they're all developers - the conference is the Debian Developers conference. So they would want the code to hack, and it probably won't be required to have your finished stuff. Is it somewhere online available to be forked (made a copy of) perhaps?


On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 10:02 AM, Justin <justinbeswick@gmail.com> wrote:
Hey B,

Best we chat on Skype? We've built a whole platform for events, which includes mobile apps etc and its all open source..so anyone in or outside of TEDx can use it..but need to know when u need it by, as best for us to finish off on some key components before others use it?


Please excuse email format or bizarre typo's courtesy of AI, sending this from my mobile phone.

From: Bernelle Verster
Sent: ‎2015-‎05-‎04 09:41
To: justin beswick
Subject: TEDx mobile app attendee profile?

Hi Justin!

hope you had a great longweekend.

Can you remember the app(s) for TEDx, where attendees can also have their own profiles? Are there any, and are they open source?



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