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Talk:Upcoming events

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Wiki tables are normally such a pain, but yours look good. The problem with the "long list" below is that they are all pasted in and have a lot of html formatting. Really, we should have a database for the conferences. Do you know of a plug-in for mediawiki that does it? (I know that plone sdoes it ,but that would be a major overhaul.)(

This page is getting pretty long. I like the categories you've made and think they would make an excellent way to break up the page. How about the following:

  1. List of open calls for papers
  2. List of digital forensics conferences
  3. List of ongoing and continuous training opportunities
  4. List of scheduled training courses

What do you think? Jessek 20:36, 17 August 2007 (PDT)

I suppose I could break it up. One of the reasons it is all on one page is that many folks want a single place to look for this sort of information. I used to send it by email to multiple lists every month, and some folks complained it was too big, but most people said leave it alone. The move of the list to the ForensicsWiki was to allow me to keep a long list, but have it available on demand, and have it updated in a single location, but still keep the "one list to rule them all" kind of listing.

Brian already has a "Conference" listing, which lists conferences, and some of the training providers have listings on a page for training providers/software providers. This was added to be the "upcoming" list, which lists everything by date, more for things in the next month or so, but due to complaints by one person or another, I list everything I know about to keep anyone from suggesting I lean towards one provider or another. Frnzxguy 13:49, 28 August 2007 (EDT)

I don't know if Brian is maintaining his conference list or not. I would very much like to have a database-driven list of the conferences and training. How about doing it as a Google Calendar? We can link that over here. Simsong 22:54, 31 August 2007 (PDT)

I can look into it. I have thought about a DB driven approach before, but even with a DB back-end, we still have to think of how we present it to the typical user, and who can edit/update the database. And, with the wiki, it is easy to undo spammer hits to the list... a DB may not be quite as simple to revert, depending upon how it's set up. Frnzxguy 08:05, 04 September 2007 (EDT)