I’ve been working on an app in my spare time called “Conf Speakers” to help us subscribe to and follow devs who speak at conferences. Most conference sites don’t provide an easy way to do so, which led me to create a quick console app back in July for aspConf. Based on the speaker names, the app will find the speaker blog, blog feeds and twitter accounts. It then generates and OPML file and Twitter list to allow other devs to easily subscribe to blogs and follow on Twitter.
Since then, I’ve been working on converting that to a web app to help me collect all the data. It’s not 100% complete, but I did want to get the opml and twitter list out there for the Heartland Developers Conference HDC, which takes place this week.
You can subscribe to the HDC12 speaker blogs by importing this OPML file into your feed reader.
If you aren’t familiar with OPML, it is an xml file that contains feed urls. You can easily import an OPML file into your feed reader and subscribe to all the feeds in bulk. If you don’t know how to do this then just search for “OPML import [feed reader name]” (replace [feed reader name] with the feed reader you use). If you can’t find out how to do this then ping me and I’ll try to help you out.
Direct link: http://jongallant.com/HDC12SpeakerBlogs.xml
[You can easily follow HDC12 speakers by going to the HDC12 Speaker list page and clicking follow next to the speakers that you want to follow.
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