At mWater, we really love conferences. Each year, at UNC Water and Health, there are so many opportunities to attend amazing sessions and meet amazing colleagues that it can be hard to plan. This app is designed to help users get the most out of their conference experience.
The basic features are: * Schedule page to see all the sessions, organized by day and time; make your own schedule by simply clicking on Yes or Maybe under a session. You can set this view to see only your schedule, then print to PDF to share with colleagues. * Now page where you can see your plan and the alternative options as the conference progresses. You can also view what is happening in the next session window. * Session pages have unique URLs for facebook, twitter and sharing with friends. Each session has its own conversation box for increased social interaction, and comments can be shared directly to Twitter.
This app was built using mWater technology under the covers. Longtime mWater users will recognize the features similar to mWater Surveyor. The user interface was based on our own experience in planning for big conferences. For each hour, we like to have a plan, but also some alternatives in case my planned session isn’t what I had expected. The fact of the matter is that every session is in competition for our most limited resource, time. We hope the end result is an even better experience at UNC this year, thanks to the integration of technology. Just as technology can improve our work in water, sanitation, and health, it can make a conference grow from inside the walls at UNC to a conversation with the world that lasts long after the last session.