Adding event to overview site of Open Event Webapp

Open Event Web app has two components: The generator used for generating event website and the generic web application for any event. The overview site showcases the example events generated using web app generator. The event added to the overview site keeps on updating with every new feature added. The samples on overview site updates whenever Travis build is triggered. This blog will illustrate how to add an event to overview site.

Adding event name and links to overview site

The event to be shown on overview site is added to the ‘index’ page of overview site with the link to event and a link to image as shown below.

<div class="col-md-4 col-xs-12 col-sm-6 event-holder">
   <div class="thumbnail">
       <a href='./SparkSummit2017/index.html' target='_blank'>
           <img src='./SparkSummit17.jpg' onerror="imgError(this, true);">
           <div class="caption">
               <h4 class="name">Spark Summit 2017</h4>
           </div>
       </a>
   </div>
</div>

Adding event image

The event image is chosen and added to the same directory containing the index page for overview site. Following is the image selected for Spark Summit 2017 sample.

Copying the event image to event directory

The samples are kept updated by generating the samples with the modified changes using travis-ci. Therefore, the static files for samples are copied to event folder which is pushed to github later for build. Following is the helper function used for copying the files. The counter keeps track for number of files copied.

it('should copy all the static files', function (done) {
 let staticPath = __dirname + '/../src/backend/overviewSite/';
 let totalFiles = 17;
 let counter = 0;

 function copyStatic(fileName) {
   fs.readFile(staticPath + fileName, function (err, data) {
     if (err) {
       done(err);
       return;
     }
     fs.writeFile(dist.distPath + '/[email protected]/' + fileName, data, function (err) {
       if (err) {
         done(err);
         return;
       }
       counter++;
       if (counter === totalFiles) {
         done();
       }
     });
   });
 }

Adding tests for the event and regenerating on every build

The sample is rebuilt on every modified change in the project, so every feature added is reflected in the samples present on the overview site. The generator procedure ‘createDistDir’ is called with the required data being passed to it. Following is an example for generating Spark Summit 2017 sample and testing the sample generation in event directory.

it('should generate the Spark Summit 2017 event', function (done) {
 let data = {};

 data.body = {
   "email": '[email protected]',
   "theme": 'light',
   "sessionMode": 'expand',
   "apiVersion": 'api_v2',
   "datasource": 'eventapi',
   "apiendpoint": 'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/fossasia/open-event/master/sample/SparkSummit17',
   "assetmode": 'download'
 };


 generator.createDistDir(data, 'Socket', function (appFolder) {
   assert.equal(appFolder, "[email protected]/SparkSummit2017");
   done();
 });

});

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