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Learn what is new on Colloq, what has changed recently and which new features have been built by the Colloq team.

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    Who’s Colloq For?

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    If you’re unsure whether Colloq is something for you or why you can use it and what for, we now give you more guidance with our new landing pages for specific target groups. As a complex service, it’s hard to combine everything on one page, so here are three.

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    Event List View

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    You can now switch the Event listing to a list view instead of the default grid, if you prefer.

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    Write Event News and Announcements

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    We have improved the look and feel of your event news pages by cleaning up the layout, restructure the information flow and improve readability. Additionally to that, we now allow authors to add images to their blog posts as well. The content field now has a clickable area to add attachments on the bottom which after uploading inserts a Markdown reference that you can then place wherever you wish in your article. …

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    Your events in your Calendar

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    New Premium Feature: We released Calendar application integration for events you attend, organise, or follow. This means you can subscribe to your Colloq events in your calendar application, without needing to access Colloq’s website for that.

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    Opening up Public User Profiles

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    Making public data on Colloq available and accessible to everyone is one of our main goals. Today we’re announcing a small, new step into that direction.

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    A Public Changelog

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    We’d like to present you a new tool that we wanted to have for a long time and finally found a nice solution how to do this semi-automated. From now on you’ll be able to track changes, new features and bugfixes on our public changelog page.

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    Going Dark & Bright

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    Sometimes we all need a challenge. Mine was to find out how much effort it would be to support Apple’s new Dark Mode on Colloq. It turned out that it was more work than initially anticipated, but I stayed on it for a couple more hours, cleaned up code and eventually made it work. Since today, you may see various differences throughout the entire interface.

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    Meet the Organizers!

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    Event organisers have a tough job. They spend hundreds of hours and a lot of energy into organising an event, but are rarely known personally by the attendees. Since we’re all about connecting people, we want to give our users the possibility to get to know the people behind the scenes doing all the hard work to bring these conferences to life.

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    Facing Reality: Event Cancellation

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    We honestly hope that no one ever needs to cancel their event, but having experienced this situation ourselves before have to stay realistic: Sometimes things happen and events need to be cancelled. From today on, we offer the possibility to cancel your events on Colloq.

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    October News

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    Here’s our sign of life. That said, this is also the main reason why we’ve been more silent than usual—life. Read on for what we’ve done over the past weeks.

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    News in August

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    We’ve not stopped working after July and here are a few new things we added to our service over the past week, including UX-enhancements and Call for Papers data export.

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    A Little More for July

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    For the second half of July, we have mostly worked on a lot of small fixes and improvements throughout the platform. As we have mentioned before, we love receiving your feedback and it’s great that with a small team, we have the possibility to act on it fairly quickly. This is why we are happy to announce another new feature that we will soon see the light of day: Messages for Call for Papers.

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    What’s New in July

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    We continue to work on Colloq almost every day and currently focus on some bigger updates which require a good amount of planning first. We started work on one of them and a second one will hopefully follow right after. We’re sure you’ll love the things to come. But now for what we’ve done in the past weeks: Noti.st Support in Coverage …

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    Easily Change Your Colloq Newsletter Subscription

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    Just yesterday we announced improvements to our email service and today we’d like to show you a new way to manage your newsletter subscription preferences in your Colloq account.

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    Service Announcement Emails & Better Search Results

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    With the latest updates we improved the search result information and we are now able to send service announcements reliably to our users. This is serves as the foundation for more upcoming features. Read more about these features and some of the smaller changes we released over the past two weeks…

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    First Real Team Meeting, Your Data, Your Choices & Many Small Improvements

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    Over the past weeks we’ve been working hard to give you more choice about your data and we’re going to continue investing time to build tools that allow you to provide us with your open data or to use your data via our services. Apart from that we improved our service and implemented feedback from our users. Here’s a summary…

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    New: Filter Event Coverage Links

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    Today we’re introducing filters for event coverage. This is a feature for all paying users. Read on to see how this works and looks like.

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    What’s new: Cleaner Event Cards, Improved Navigation

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    Today we are happy to announce a few new features, bugfixes and improvements to you. We mainly took care about improving the user experience for you by simplifying and clarifying our design to match your needs better and fixed a couple of annoying things as well.

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    What’s new: Various Bugfixes and Layout Improvements

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    In the past three weeks we mostly worked on improving the reliability and stability of our platform and improved small parts of the visual appearance of Colloq that looked suboptimal.

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    What’s new: Bugfixes, Accessibility Improvements & Blog Categories

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    In Sprint 47 we focused on fixing a couple of bugs, improved the accessibility of our platform and added categories to our blog.

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    What’s new: Event card variations and many small improvements

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    This time we improved the look of our event overview page, fixed various small bugs, updated our software stack, added basic metrics to our monitoring dashboards, and finally managed to have automatic database migration tool with rollback functionality in place.

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    What’s new: A New Search, Easier Past/Future Events and Tweet Images

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    It’s been some time since we published our last update. That is because we made an exception to our one week sprints and instead had a four weeks sprint over the holidays. But now we’re back on track and want to share the latest features and improvements available on Colloq.

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    What‘s New: Call for Papers and More Events

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    Retrospectives are supposed to show you how the team felt in the last Sprint. This time we all feel pretty good about the things we’ve archived: we worked on two huge new features, deployed one of them and added a lot of new events to our catalog.

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    What‘s New: Improved Event Suggestion Handling and Subscription Feature Explanations

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    Every week we are working to improve the overall experience on Colloq, fix some bugs and add new features. Since some of these changes aren‘t visible right away, we like to publish what we worked on and give you some insight of what‘s happening behind the scenes.

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    Sort Your Sponsors & Speakerdeck Coverage Support

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    This week we added event sponsor sorting for our Organizer Premium and Pro accounts which allows you to add a custom order and show your most important sponsors first. We also enhanced the coverage link cards to show Open Graph images, detect Speakerdeck slidedecks automatically, and you can now see your own submitted links without a subscription.

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    More Coverage Services & Embedding Colloq

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    This week we added two more services to our link parser to provide a better experience to our users, let you embed a Colloq link, and eased the creation of recurring events a little bit.

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    Sprint 40: Improved Create Events & Nicer Error Pages

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    In the second sprint after our launch we focused on fixing bugs that our users reported and enhancing their experience on our service. Here’s what changed…

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    Sprint 37–39: The many things before, during and after our launch

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    This week we finally went live with Colloq. Here’s what happened during the weeks leading up to our launch and the few days after it.

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    Updates for Sprint 33 – 36

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    Since our last blog entry we’ve done a lot but not writing another update for you. It’s time to tell you the current status.

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    Our Latest Update on Sprint 32

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    Last week we shifted from writing about our progress on Twitter to explaining what we do in more detail here on our blog. Today we want to share the latest updates on our current and upcoming sprint with you.

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