The Talk system

The talks page is one of the bigger systems of this website. It displays the contents of various databases which are fed by remote computers. As everything on this website is tried to be as open and transparent as possible, you have the full power to inspect the functionality and content of this system.

This page shall give an overview as well be a documentation of the system. This goes in the paradigm of self-documenting code or literate programming.

BibTeX parameter specification

A talk is represented by a table of properties. This page shall list the allowed properties with their meaning.

title
The main title of the talk. This is the most important key fact about the talk.
presenter
Name of the presenter of the talk. If multiple, use comma separation.
date
The date(time) of the talk in a parsable manner, eg. YYYY-MM-DD or DD.MM.YYYY
place
The site where the talk took place. This should only contain room, building, address, city and country, but should not include the event, seminar title etc.
event
The name of the event where the talk took place. This can be the name of a conference, a seminar, etc.
slides
A valid URL to the slides in PDF format
thumb_slide
An integer number starting from thumb_from and refering to the page number of the thumbnail preview of the slides which should be used to identify the talk. This is important to quickly identify the talk with a picture.
thumb_from
From which number the page numbering starts. By default, this is 0. The value 1 is sensible, all other values are stupid.
video
A valid URL to the video of the talk. The URL can point to a video file to download or stream or to a page where the video can be viewn (e.g. in the case of Adobe Flash).
keywords
A list of strings. Each string is a keyword used to identify the talk.

Keywords used for the POTT source:

ticket_id
A ticket id in the POTT bug tracker, to refer to the talk and files

Keywords used for the Bibtex/Uniordner source:

bibfile
A valid URL to the bibtex file which contains all the data of the talk.

Dig deeper

You can make use of the Public code system (link bottom right: View PHP Source) to inspect the code of this system. However, you can also view the raw files at cache/ and have a look into the interpretation of the JSON data at the debug output of talks.class: