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another month has passed and we have received a lot of positive and constructive feedback. As mentioned in our last edition, this newsletter isn’t only about Colloq news, but also sharing the value of attending conferences.
When creating a Call for Papers on Colloq and after receiving talk submissions, you now have the ability to communicate with your potential speakers, while we ensure that all proposals are handled anonymously.
To start a new conversation, you can switch to the Messages tab on a proposal detail page and write whatever’s on your heart. People involved in the Call for Papers will receive an email notification about the new message and you can get directly into a discussion to better unterstand a proposal or ask additional questions. This also offers a great way to give feedback to your Call for Papers submissions.
Find out more in our detailed blog post about this new feature.
To make the talk selection process easier for our Pro organizers who run their Call for Papers on Colloq, we’ve added a data export option for submissions. You can export the available submission data in either CSV or JSON format, for further use in spreadsheets or other software.
Many of us know how much effort it is to create nice print badges for conference attendees. Christian Nwamba shared how to use the Cloudinary API to personalize attendee badges.
Holger shared how you can build better semantic frontend components by including element variables, with practical examples of how we’re using components on Colloq.
GitHub will host their yearly GitHub Universe conference in San Francisco again and offers scholarship tickets which you can apply for. Similarly, the first Accessibility Club Conference in Berlin, Germany offers free Diversity and Scholarship tickets as well.
If you are interested in public speaking and have been wondering how to break into the speaker circuit, Andy Budd put together a great list of tips and advice for how to do so. Bottom line: Don’t be intimidated, but professional.
On Twitter, Charis Rooda asked an interesting question about discounts for conference tickets and what you think about them. We’ve had this conversation a few times in the past and it would be great to get more feedback on this topic. Let us and other conference organizers hear your thoughts and chime in on this thread!
That’s all for this edition, stay tuned and have a great weekend!