ConfTalks Development Updates (2 Part Series)
Hi everyone! How's your #hacktoberfest progress going so far?
Today I released my first source project https://github.com/EddyVinck/ConfTalks
ConfTalks is an idea I had last sunday. I worked on it after work all week to get it in a usable state by today. It's an open source index of already recorded and scheduled conference talks to help you decide if you should go.
Check out the live version here: https://conftalks.org
If you check the issues you can see I've already added a few issues for conference data to add. Feel free to open up a PR for any conference data you would like to add.
When I am deciding if a conference is worth attending I usually check out the list of talks. I then decide which talks I'd like to see. Then I check YouTube to see if those talks are already uploaded. If the majority of the talks are recorded, then maybe it isn't worth going to the conference. Ideally there would be a website that can help find these talks. I couldn't find one, so I made one! And you can help! All the data is currently stored in 4 JSON files and anybody can contribute! I'm in need of contributors for the data as I can't possibly do it all myself of course.
If the project gets enough users I'll start working on a proper back-end which will make it easier to add talks.
I used the following to create ConfTalks:
- React with NextJS
- Styled Components
- Netlify for deployment
- Local storage to save your bookmarks
- Simple JSON files for the data
- Email Octopus for the newsletter
Check it out! https://conftalks.org