The Connect Virtual Conference Platform Is Now Open-Source | InflectraCon 2020 | Inflectra

The Connect Virtual Conference Platform Is Now Open-Source | InflectraCon 2020

November 5th, 2020 by inflectra

We have amazing news! 

The source code for a fully customizable and free virtual conferencing platform is now available to the delight of all independent event companies and community conference organizers everywhere.

The conference platform is called Connect and it is born out of Inflectra's Connect conference platform - the same one we used to run our wildly successful InflectraCon 2020 Virtual. The details of the open-source Connect conference platform are available as a project on GitHub! 

The open-source Connect platform is a template and therefore makes a few assumptions about what type of event can be hosted using this setup. So, to leverage the Connect platform, its potential users need to be aware of the following:

  • the planned event needs to:
    • run for several days
    • be scheduled for a 24 hour period running from midnight to midnight
    • have talks that run on multiple tracks
    • make talks available on demand
    • make sure talks are watched using embedded Vimeo playlists.
  • All content/sessions are available via Vimeo (this can be customized to a player of event organizer's choosing if you are unfazed by a bit of coding work) 
  • Interactivity is baked-in through Discord, and attendees can engage with specific speakers or groups of speakers over Discord. 
  • Bonus: a speaker page, FAQs, other links, and a full expo are built-in. Each expo participant has a dedicated page with an embedded Discord channel where visitors can chat with representatives.

There are many more nuances to this open-source project, but we hope you will still find our conference template useful. 

We wish you good luck with your virtual conferences!

Team Inflectra

Connect Virtual Conference Platform Open-Source Connect GitHub