We’ve had some feedback over the last couple weeks about the necessity to bring back the ability to join a Dojo so parents/attendees can get updates from Champions about upcoming events. We’ve heard our users, and bumped the priority on this right to the top. We’ve now pushed it live so you or your Dojo’s attendees can utilise it again.
Due to the timing of its release, there are some caveats:
We will be continuing to improve upon this in the coming weeks, such as hooking it up to a login/registration flow for non-logged in users.
Sorry for the delay on this, we hit a few bumps along the way, but we’ve been able to improve our tests to be more reliable as a result.
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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.
Hey @Edgardo-Marcelo-Silvi .
This seems to happen with a combinaison of usertype/role we seemd to have forgotten. We’ll look for a fix asap.
We used to send a cancellation link to parents when a ticket was booked, but we never had it through the website.
When merging multiple emails (as a parent, we you book for 4 kids, you would receive 4 emails) together, we had to remove the link due to a structural issue.
We’re working on a page to manage your bookings/upcoming events to solve this issue
Same here, we use a Google Sheet for the purpose.Eventbrite is great, but if we cannot mark who is present at what time etc. no use.
For safety fire etc. we need to know who is in the building at any given time. If the list also has contact details for adult, we can react quickly. For example, child is older, no guardian with him but he is not feeling well, check list, call guardian, when they come to collect sign out. Instant updated list.
Can’t wait to have this feature!
When you have no outstanding published events for a dojo, the dojo management screen does not present the ‘Manage Events’ button. It only shows the create Event button. The result is that you can’t get back to a new drafted event to publish it, after you navigate away or to your list of past events.
The expected behavior would be to always show the ''Manage Event" button.
@Zita-Daniel-Nad ok in this case, I’d create an event listing as you are hosting it virtually. This way you can add in the details to join and there is no need to create a new separate Dojo listing as there is no continuous location etc. Does this make sense?
Excellent work, thank you
Hi - Tao verification is actually under going a review with the intention of being relaunched in the coming weeks as the current system is quite onerous on the champion and its mentors to fill. You can review the current process here: http://kata.coderdojo.com/wiki/Tao_Supporting_Documents but this entire process will be redesigned and redone and piloted my prospective champions interested in Tao such as yourself. Would be happy to have you pilot it if it interests you.
It’s a restricted change because it also modify the kind of user type that you have (being : adult or kid basically), which restrict the functionnalities you have access to (like adding a kid)
Send me a PM with the associated user and I’ll have a look on Tuesday
To second @Christian-Vermeulen : this would be a great addition. This saves double work and allows to plan ahead for both us and our ninja’s.
I think only a date of the event, and a date for ticket release would be the most important. Session-specific stuff (like subject, start- and end time, capacity, and-so-on) will in our case not be known until a few weeks before the event starts.
It would also help a lot if this event list was publicly available through an .ics or rss feed, so people can actually sync this with their personal tools. This also saves us a lot of communication stuff every dojo.
Thanks for your efforts!
Hi @Pavlo thanks for sending this, don’t know how I missed it this week .
Check out our badges page as we do have badges for soft skills and as for other badges please request any which you feel are missing.
For digital badging standards we must keep a clear criteria for them to be recognisable but I’d be interested in hearing other community members opinions on this too as we can’t input clear criteria where different Dojos are setting different criteria.
If anyone else has input on this please chime in
@Nuala-Nic-Éil Thanks for the quick response I have initiated contact
CoderDojo Modena - Italy collects datas in a file Excel:
I did a very simple Web Site with a few good functionalities
on the left side:
At the moment, we can manage quite well our Events with these instruments I created.
We should make more functionalties, but I don’t get much help from the other Mentors who are too busy to grant a highter commitment.
Ninjas ask us for more Events, but it is difficult for us to arrange more than 1 event per month. it is a pitty, but we are all very busy.
By the way, during the events, we always have much fun and learn a lots of interesting and exciting things.
ABOVE ALL, BE COOL
Champion an Co-Founder
CoderDojo Modena (Italy)
@Karen-Wellington Hi Karen, I think this is a superb suggestion. In the larger cities, that have multiple groups it would definitely give potential mentors more scope for planning on taking the step. Also, in rural area,s, it could be used for setting up a time slot that does not coincide with a neighbouring group. And many more benefits I would imagine.
Hi @Karen-Wellington actually do you mean an image on the page itself, like a gallery image to show what the Dojo is like? Currently this is not possible. However, eventually we are hoping to let the feed from authorised sources to be integrated on to a profile. For example if you specify an url of the main social media channel you use for your Dojo (eg. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram) it would create an integration of the feed and show up on your Dojo profile page once we had the source verified.
This way we wouldn’t have to waste time skimming through Dojo pages for inappropriate content as this would be done by the host sites (eg. Facebook).
The more community demand there is for this feature the higher it will be prioritised. So if this is something other Champions or community members think is important, feel free to say so below so development time can be allocated accordingly.
Also if you know nodejs please feel free to contribute on our open source platform on github and create a pull request for this or other issues.
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