Finally, the instability issue has been found out. For those curious, it was about how we consider our microservices to be “ready” for requests : if the microservice was considered ready when not fully started, it would drop the request.
That’s now fixed, mostly thanks to @Daniel-Brierton and @Cian-Butler :- ))
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The current list of Github issues can be found here >>
If you want to talk about an issue that is already in Github you can link to it in your post. Otherwise we will be able to help you find it or add a new one for you so that we avoid duplication.
We look forward to hearing your feedback.
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@Conor-Murphy Sent it this morning. Let me know if you got it @Conor-Murphy
I’m Tommaso Garuglieri and I’m a mentor for the Coderdojo Bagno a Ripoli, and a software developer.
Very often during the Coderdojo events parents would complain about the fragmentation of the platforms that provides visibility to the various events/dojos so with another mentor from Florence we’ve decided to create an application that would allow users to find nearby Coderdojo events based on his position.
After a couple months of work, we came up with a native android application and a backend service that fetches events from various platforms (at the moment Eventbrite and the zen-platform).
As Conor Murphy already pointed out the actual backend service implementation is very unstable since it relies on specific keywords in order to run the events search on Eventbrite and on a world-wide dojo org. based scraping for the zen platform, of course this is meant to be a temporary implementation until a better method for events search provided directly from the official api.
I’d love to have some feedback/contributions about the idea and the application!
Of course both the application and the api service are open source and ads free, you can find all the links below:
Android native application:
Android application source code:
Api source code:
Thank for your attention!
@Nuala-McHale is right. I’ve been testing the integration with your token and it works The integration only trigger when an Eventbrite event is saved so you need to reclick “Save” in the Eventbrite event page and it’ll be visible in a few moment after on Zen
Regarding the image, I don’t have any issue changing the supporter image. Do you mean you don’t want to change it? If so, that’s fair, elsewhat could you post that image so I can test with it?
The reason we removed images from the description in the first place was to enforce the security through last year due to some concerns regarding the way the site was originally built. Alas we don’t have the time to rebuild everything everytime, and this is , literally, a bug : it should either be allowing images, or not at all. Like we said, we can consider letting the image being used back again as I believe it’s a more meaningful and better way to actually support “sponsors” images. cc @Conor-Murphy
Hey all. Conor the Product Manager of Zen here.
I just want to say that we published a blog post about our new booking flow for Zen! The short explanation is that it’s a big improvement for first time parents in particular, a lot prettier for everyone and also cleans up a lot in the backend that we’ve been meaning to fix for a long while!
The longer description about it and about what’s happening next in the webteam is here >> http://dojo.soy/easierbooking !
If you’ve any thoughts, questions or have any issues please tell me.
@Guillaume-Feliciano ,Thanks, Ive rerun the mail and it works now. Ill follow up on the PM.
Hi @Tom-Potts! You can change the time or other details on your Dojo page by clicking the gear/settings icon and then selecting edit Dojo. You can then change or input any changes you want to make,and hit the save button on the right after to save the changes you’ve made.
Here is a gif showing you how to change the time specifically:
@Remon-Van-Gijn Hi I’m the product manager here. To be honest I’d agree with everything you said basically!
But we won’t have time to address essentially anything with badges in the coming months. However we will be gathering feedback over the next few months like this and deciding on what to do with badging later in the year.
On the User management filter users dropdown there is a small translation bug for Dutch language for 'youth above 13 years".
It says 9in Dutch: “Jongere onder 13 jaar” Needs to be: “Jongere boven 13 jaar”.
Note: please move the the correct forum section; I could not find a translations topic that quickly.
@Jarryd-Townson Hi Jarryd, thanks for getting in touch. Our dev team need to clear out the entries manually. Can you let me know if it’s just the May 4th (Break Free from Expectations (Heather MacKenzie - USA) event you want removed?
Would it be possible to hide old or unnecessary badges for our dojo? There are some badges there for some 2016 events, etc, that aren’t applicable any longer, and there are several resources from coderdojo.com/resources that don’t even have badges. For example:
Our dojo would also like to create our own badges. We’ve introduced our own lessons around 3D design, 3D printing, and some Arduino content, we even have some students writing their own sushi cards that we’d love to assign badges for (both for the students creating the content, and for other students finishing that new content)
I had a quick look and your setup seems good, yet we have errors in our logs regarding the update of your events.
Apart if you tried to sync your events after having revoked the authorization, I’m not sure how this error was triggered, so it seems the issue is on our side :|
I’ll keep you updated.
Happy to dive in.
With ‘other’ I meant to separate the Ux ideas to get quicker to the data I want from these 2.
I see where that dashboard idea would go, and I like it. For me as a user the current zen does not seem to use my role(champion) to expose the data relevant to me unless I explicitly navigate to it.
We started a blog regarding the evolution of Zen, from a technical (and also functional as @Conor-Murphy is supposed to participate! ) perspective. The frequency should be around once per month. If you’re interested in having a look, that’s the link to our first blog post regarding the architecture we changed last year :
Cool, I think finally understood it.
I have 3 ninjas so far, it is what I was expecting.
Thank you for your time.
Richard : that should be solved by now
We’ll monitor if such thing happen again over the next two weeks and see if any further action is necessary.
This month we are running a campaign to encourage people interested in helping young people learn creative technology skills to volunteer at their local Dojo.
Please update your Dojo profile page if your contact details have changed and to highlight if you need Mentors so potential volunteers can contact you easily to help
See how below:
Hey @Zita-Daniel-Nad . I’m the product manager here in CoderDojo foundation.
Just wondering why you want to un-publish past events. Your parents/ninjas don’t see the past events so it won’t confuse them. It’s useful for us to know why people want certain features so we can improve things for you!
Hi Guillaume. Thanks. We are CoderDojo Freo - https://zen.coderdojo.com/dojos/au/fremantle-western-australia/coderdojo-freo
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