Starting in 2011 at the Orlando World Conference I created a “live” dashboard to showcase photos, videos and tweets during the conference as an experiment to both engage our attendees and promote to non-attendees what they were missing by not attending. With little to no promotion, the experimental dashboard showed promise with lively interaction and use of our newly coined hashtag #tdwi.
Following the success of Orlando, we took it a step further for Las Vegas in 2012 by offering sponsorship, added a new guide view, lightbox image viewing as well as “tdwi live” branding. The jquery was refined and the dashboard code was divided into modular components.
New additions included:
- guide agenda view
- utilized flickr api
- photo lightbox viewer
Below is the lightbox view in action.