Ribeirão Preto SP and Porto Alegre RS (June 7, 2013) — Tela Social Communication platform will support this year's FISL14 Conference in Porto Alegre from 3th through 6th of July. The 14th International Free Software Forum, is one of the major open source events in Brazil. Tela Social will support participants of the event with a real-time content experience tailored to the participants and available in HD TV display appliances, distributed at the Center of Events (PUCRS).
FISL14 Web Conference Dashboard
The project, referred as #FISL14 Web Dashboards, is the result of a partnership that reflects ASL and Tela Social's goals to support participants with a modern communication solution that is compliant with web standards.
The user experience will be available using high-definition display panels and a small PC appliance next to each TV. The whole content is tailored to interests of participants using channels defined by the event's communication team. The infrastructure, which is based on W3C standards, uses a browser engine appproach to bring a visual programming that is connected with content channels in the domain of FISL and extened social networks.
The dashboard experience has a layout with various segments as shown in the followig figure:
Tela Social means social screen. The project has history at FISL, with its first version launched in 2010 with support from FISL/ASL. That pioneer project had FISL coordination program by Lucas Alberto. In the first version, the project was comprised of three (3) screens and a big screen that used a projector. The original version featured Twitter, Identi.ca, Flickr, and additional components that displayed news and alerts. Since that, Tela Social has expanded to other major events in Brazil and it reached new capabilities, such as the component that creates a content grid of events based in the ICS format, which is the format supported by Google Calendar.
Opportunity at FISL
The project FISL14/ASL is an opportunity for developers as well as professionals in administration and media. The project will select four contributors who should be involved in the project and should also participate in the event with guest invitations. There is also an opportunity for a software engineer with interest in client and server architecture. The customization project, with ASL, will be available on a GitHub repository and should be compatible with the platform/system of TelaSocial, which is open source.
About Tela Social
Tela Social is a standards-compliant solution for communications in public and semi-public spaces. It brings a visual dashboard experience that causes benefits to communities improving participation. It's web-based and lightweight approach allows a seamless approach that connects existing web content with display applicances in physical spaces. The system has evolved and supports organisations to manage visual content in a 24x7 basis. The following links are resources for related projects and english documentation:
TagVisor: extending web pages with interaction events to support presentation in digital signage (PDF, English paper presented at WWW 2013 Conference)