[Jenkins-events] QR code on name tags

Kohsuke Kawaguchi kk at kohsuke.org
Tue Nov 5 18:13:17 UTC 2013


I think QR/bar code in a badge is a well established practice elsewhere, so
I don't think it'll get push back from people. It allows those who don't
want to be scanned not to be scanned.


2013/10/30 Lisa Wells <lwells at cloudbees.com>

> One thing to bring up: the point of the QR codes is for people to be able
> to have their badges scanned at a particular table. We would be printing QR
> codes on everyone's badge, but of course it's up to them if they let anyone
> scan it. If the community is against printing QR codes on every badge, then
> there's less of a point in doing QR codes.
>
> I should mention that we are really having to work hard to keep this
> year's sponsors happy, because 76% of attendees opted not to share their
> data. This situation may make it difficult for sponsors to justify the cost
> for next year.
>
> It's a difficult balancing act!
>
>
> On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 10:04 AM, Kohsuke Kawaguchi <kk at kohsuke.org>wrote:
>
>> Yes, indeed, this looks quite feasible. Let's plan on this next year.
>>
>>
>> 2013/10/30 Sandell, Robert <Robert.Sandell at sonymobile.com>
>>
>> Eventbrite has an API to list the attendees of an event [1] I guess
>>> writing a simple app that generates a pdf should be quite straightforward
>>> the layout of the name tags are simple enough.
>>> That way we could possibly even skip the QR code for those attendees
>>> that has opted out from being contacted at registration, the answers to the
>>> questions are a part of the payload returned by the API. If I've understood
>>> the docs correctly the "barcode" image could also be made available in that
>>> payload.
>>>
>>> [1] https://developer.eventbrite.com/doc/events/event_list_attendees/
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Robert Sandell
>>> Software Tools Engineer - SW Environment and Product Configuration
>>> Sony Mobile Communications
>>>
>>>
>>> > -----Original Message-----
>>> > From: jenkins-events-bounces at lists.jenkins-ci.org [mailto:jenkins-
>>> > events-bounces at lists.jenkins-ci.org] On Behalf Of Kohsuke Kawaguchi
>>> > Sent: den 29 oktober 2013 20:20
>>> > To: events at lists.jenkins-ci.org
>>> > Subject: [Jenkins-events] QR code on name tags
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > 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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