An archive of past tech conferences and speakers https://speakers.4angle.com/
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README.md

Conference Archive

Overview

This web application is designed to list past tech conferences and their speakers. It utilizes Python, Flask, SQLAlchemy, and Jinja2 for the backend and templating, and PostgreSQL for the database. The data is primarily sourced from machine-readable schedules published by conferences.

The software is licensed under the GPL-3.

Features

  • List past tech conferences with detailed information.
  • Display speakers and their profiles for each conference.
  • Search functionality to easily find specific conferences or speakers.
  • Database-driven, making it easy to manage and update conference data.

Prerequisites

Before you begin, ensure you have met the following requirements:

  • Python (3.x recommended) installed on your system.
  • Flask web framework, SQLAlchemy, and Jinja2 libraries.
  • PostgreSQL database.
  • Access to machine-readable schedules from tech conferences.

Getting Started

  1. Clone this repository to your local machine:

    git clone <repository-url>
    
  2. Create a virtual environment and activate it:

    python -m venv venv
    source venv/bin/activate
    
  3. Install the required Python packages:

    pip install -r requirements.txt
    
  4. Set up the PostgreSQL database and configure the database connection in your Flask application.

  5. Import the conference data from machine-readable schedules into your database.

  6. Run the Flask application:

    flask run
    
  7. Access the website in your browser at http://localhost:5000.

Usage

  • Access the website to browse and search for past tech conferences and speakers.
  • Use the admin panel or a separate script to add, update, or delete conference data as needed.

Contributing

Contributions are welcome. If you'd like to contribute to this project, please follow these steps:

  1. Fork the repository.
  2. Create a new branch for your feature or bug fix.
  3. Make your changes and commit them with descriptive messages.
  4. Push your changes to your fork.
  5. Create a pull request to the main repository's main branch.

License

This software is licensed under the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPL-3). See the LICENSE file for details.

Contact

If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to contact the project maintainer: