Chat System

In order to facilitate attendee communication, we will use a Discord based chat system with dedicated chat channels.

EuroPython 2020 Discord Server

During the conference, we will be using a dedicated EuroPython 2020 Discord server.

The invite links to the server will be made available to attendees during the event. The links will be made available to attendees only and may not be shared outside the the conference platform.

Joining the server will allow you to access all relevant channels used for the online event.

You can join using the browser or the Discord client. All you have to do is enter a user name under which people can recognize you and register an account with your email address.

One channel per track

In order to attendees to communicate during sessions, make comments or answer direct speaker questions, we will have a separate channel per talk, helpdesk and poster track.

The builtin Zoom chat of Zoom webinars and rooms will not be available, since this cannot be moderated and also has issues with persistence.

Registration and Hallway

Registration for the conference will happen in the registration desk channel, which is visible to all new attendees joining the server. After registration, you will be promoted to a conference attendee (or speaker) and the full set of channels will become available to you.

To encourage attendee interaction, we will have a hallway channel where people can start discussions. For more specific topics, you can ask a moderator to create an attendee topic channel.

Breakout rooms

In order to facilitate discussions after a talk, we will have breakout channels for talk topics. These will be created by the moderators and then allow direct discussions with the speakers after a talk, or even later during the conference, if the speaker is around.

Sponsor rooms

To interact with sponsors using chat, we will also have sponsor channels available.

Please stop by those rooms and say hi! We rely a lot on our sponsors to make the event happen. Some of them may even have some digital swag available for you to pick up.

Depending on sponsor level, the sponsor channels will be linked to sponsor Zoom rooms, where sponsors can then present demos, provide training sessions or run games, etc.

Tools

Joining the Discord server is possible via any Chromium based browser.

You can also download the Discord client application for added functionality, but this requires setting up a Discord account: