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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@Guillaume-Feliciano Cool! Thanks. Am delighted!
it should be replace with current street address of dojo instead of old street address
Thanks for getting in touch about that issue.
That is a very valid point and thanks for flagging that with us. It’s great for us to hear about features that our community are having problems with, so that we can improve them! I have passed your feedback on to my colleague who is working on the re-designs for Zen and there should be a number of developments made in the new year to improve the experience of Mentors and Champions.
In the meantime, you can help point any potential volunteers in your local community in the right direction by explaining a little of the CoderDojo lingo to them and by letting them know the role that Mentors play.
I’m glad to hear that you have interest from potential Mentors and best of luck with your upcoming Dojos!
All the best
yes, I answered
@Nuala-McHale No problem on both counts
@Guillaume-Feliciano I shan’t be sending any emails until next week but will update you when I do. The problem has been occurring consistently for a while but unfortunately I can’t say when it first happened.
This should be solved by now!
Sorry for the inconvenience
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Woopsies, sorry for the delay.
The easiest way would be to run 2 events; create the first one, duplicate it and change the date range.
Tickets won’t be carried over, but that’s a limitation of the current Zen alas
CoderDojo Denver would also like a place to keep additional notes for organizers/mentors about the students (which belt they’ve been awarded). This seems to be the only feature left missing for us to migrate completely from a combination of Google Docs, EventBrite, and a custom-written attendance tracker.
Confirmed the fix works. Cheers!
@ale-rimoldi yea I totally get what you mean. It was more on the point that it mightn’t make sense integrating with it when it has that policy, while children over 13 can book into Dojos via the platform, the same way as they can have a Facebook account for example. It was more that integrating with something which doesn’t offer protections for under 18s mightn’t be a good idea.
But yea the point about the optional message seems fair. And I think most Dojos that share their events do that via the notes section anyway. I’m not a developer so I’ve no idea what kind of workaround that would involve to have an optional bar on a Dojos profile page.
Any other Dojos have any thoughts on this?
Thanks @Daniel-Brierton and while the waitlist is an overhead for us (I’ve tried both workarounds) the ability to cancel tickets will be a great help. I’ve found that parents only get in touch via e-mail at the last moment so we’ve not been able to free up the tickets for other kids in time for them to come along.
As a wish list request If a ticket is cancelled, I would like it to be automatically be assigned to the next on the waitlist.
@Daniel-Brierton Nicely done!
confusion over cancelling tickets was covered here:
No need to apologise, in the main I’m a massive supporter of your efforts. I agree that the current booking system is pretty confusing. The main reasons we changed from eventbrite to zen was the automatic tracking of attendance for badges and awareness of the wider CoderDojo foundation. However, we still have parents only creating accounts for themselves only and not their children too so the switch hasn’t worked out as we’d hoped and backs up your findings I guess. The new system, from your description, sounds like it may still have same issues?
Hi @Nuala-Nic-Éil I was just checking to see if there was ever anything done about this? I’ve tried the waiting list ticket approach but found it lacking, so if there’s no update I’ll try the ticket approval approach for next month. Appreciate the work as always.
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