[Jenkins-events] QR code on name tags

Alyssa Tong atong at cloudbees.com
Tue Oct 29 22:57:20 UTC 2013

EventBrite provides us w/ a list of Avery badge styles to choose from. Once
we select the style it generates the printout via another webpage (see
sample below), put name badges in printer and print.  In the printout
option there is opportunity to do save as pdf.

[image: Inline image 1]

On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 3:20 PM, Kohsuke Kawaguchi <kkawaguchi at cloudbees.com
> wrote:

> How does eventbrite currently help you print out the name tags? Does it
> generate a printable PDF for you?
> On 10/29/2013 12:39 PM, Alyssa Tong wrote:
>> Eventbrite does offer personalized QR code for each attendees, the QR
>> code is on the confirmation letter that attendees print out and bring to
>> us at checkin. However, Eventbrite does not offer for that QR to be
>> printed on the name badge. It would make perfect sense to combine the two.
>> On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 12:19 PM, Kohsuke Kawaguchi
>> <kkawaguchi at cloudbees.com <mailto:kkawaguchi at cloudbees.**com<kkawaguchi at cloudbees.com>>>
>> wrote:
>>     There was an off-list conversation about how to connect sponsors to
>>     attendees.
>>     The last year several people felt really mad about one of the
>>     sponsors calling them up unsolicited, so this year we've added the
>>     opt-out option. Then we've heard from sponsors that it got in the
>>     way of connecting with people who they had good conversations in the
>>     booth.
>>     So the topic of QR code came up once again. Alyssa said this off-list:
>>         I did give this some thought and also thought the QR code would
>>         be the
>>         most cost effective way to do this. My concern is that each QR
>> code
>>         would need to be specialized to each attendees w/ their specific
>>         contact info...600 names can be a daunting task to do manually.
>>  I'm
>>         sure there's an app out there that can automate the set up
>>         process..if
>>         anyone has recommendation for an app pls let me know.
>>     I haven't looked around carefully, but I'm pretty sure I can find a
>>     library that generates a PNG image of the QR code for arbitrary
>> payload.
>>     So the only remaining question to me is, how to integrate that with
>>     the current way Alyssa prepares name cards --- we need to insert the
>>     QR code image en-mass.
>>     I suspect generating HTML would be the easiest. The layout will
>>     probably be imprecise, but I don't think it'll be an issue.
>>     Alternatively, maybe we can hack up a quick PDF generation with a
>>     library like [1] and that'd give all the control we need with more
>>     room for extension?
>>     [1] http://pdfbox.apache.org/
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