News

Here you can find up-to-date news on pretalx, both the software and the hosting. All new releases are announced here, and we will also use this space to talk about security incidences and our plans for the future.

Incident Report: Data leak in pretalx 1.0

June 7, 2019

Today, we found and fixed a data leak in pretalx that was deployed on pretalx.com for several weeks

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🥁 Drum roll for: pretalx 1.0!

June 2, 2019

It took some time, but we guarantee the long wait was worth it: We're now releasing 🥁 pretalx v1.0 🥁! We'll use this blog post to give you an overview over the latest and greatest features – for a full list (including all the UI improvements and tiny features missing below), plus a list of bug fixes, please refer to our changelog.

Thank you

We'd like to thank all contributors to pretalx during the last release cycle

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Feature Requests Welcome

Feb. 28, 2019

Two months ago, Katie McLaughlin (who is involved with plenty of Python/Django conference organisation shenanigans) asked Twitter for a wish list of conference system software, and received many answers by people with experience on all sides of the conference biz

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Releasing pretalx v0.9.0 – Hello, 35C3, hello, public hosting!

Dec. 21, 2018

Just before the year is over, we're releasing pretalx v0.9.0 – and we'd like to
thank all of our contributors to this release: Michael Lutonsky, Pepi Zadowsky,
Volker Mische, Philippe Arteau, Peter Körner, and everybody who suggested new
features, reported bugs, or told us about their experience running pretalx.
Thank you for your support and involvement!

Tracks

The big, important new feature in this version are tracks

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Releasing pretalx v0.8.0

Sept. 23, 2018

After a long summer break of three months, we're happy to announce pretalx v0.8.0.

First off, we'd like to thank our contributors Michael Lutonsky, Raphael Michel, Pepi Zawodsky (for terrific issue
reports), and Dominik Helle for their contributions – pretalx is much better thanks to your efforts

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Releasing pretalx v0.7.0

June 19, 2018

pretalx has just been released with version v0.7.0, and we're hoping to release our big 1.0 release before the year is
over.

First off, we'd like to thank our contributors Jahongir Rahmonov, Michael Lutonsky, Raphael Michel, Akos Hochrein, Pepi
Zawodsky, Sebastian Reimers, and Jakob Schnell for their contributions – pretalx is much better thanks to your efforts.

As always, you can see a detailed list of our updates and bug fixes in our Release
Notes
.

Offline mode

We all know that both event networks and event related servers can be finicky

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Releasing pretalx v0.6.0

May 6, 2018

pretalx has just been released with version v0.6.0, and we're getting close to a big 1.0 release!

We'd like to thank our contributors Jahongir Rahmonov, Michael Lutonsky, and Raphael Michel for their ongoing
contributions, as well as our first time contributors Boris Morisson, Leah Oswald, Markus Otto, and Raphaël Vinot for
joining the effort.

As always, you can see a detailed list of our updates and bug fixes in our CHANGELOG.

Organisers and Teams

As pretalx is now over a year old, people start to re-use their pretalx instances for their second event

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Releasing pretalx v0.5.0

March 7, 2018

Only two weeks after the last release, we present pretalx v0.5.0, with a long list of features, most prominently a
Plugin API!
We'd like to thank our contributors Jahongir Rahmonov, Michael Lutonsky, and Raphael Michel for their ongoing
contributions, as well as our first time contributor Thies Müller.

Update notes

This release changes the postgreSQL dependecy psycopg2 to the now equivalent psycopg2-binary

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Releasing pretalx v0.4.0

Feb. 4, 2018

Only two weeks after the last release, we present pretalx v0.4.0, with a long list of features!
We'd like to thank our contributor Jahongir Rahmonov for his ongoing contributions.

Update notes

This release removes the dependecy django-zxcvbn-password

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Releasing pretalx v0.3.0

Jan. 17, 2018

As the first pretalx release in 2018, we're introducing pretalx v0.3.0, with some features, and some bug fixes.

Features

Speakers can now be marked as "arrived", helping you see when somebody is still missing shortly before their talk.

Attendees can now download an ical file containing all talks of a single speaker, which will also be helpful for
speakers themselves.

We added API endpoints with information regarding speakers, and generally provide more information in various API
endpoints, for example speaker biographies, and answered questions.

Bug fixes

  • Non-superusers could not access the email sending form.
  • More than one event stage could be shown as active in the event overview dashboard.
  • Trying to look at entered submissions without being logged in produced a server error instead of a 404.
  • If notifications about new submissions were turned on, they were sent to the submitter instead of the organizer.

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Releasing pretalx v0.2.1!

Dec. 6, 2017

Another milestone reached – we have our first patch release with several minor bug fixes

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Releasing pretalx v0.2!

Dec. 1, 2017

pretalx has just reached its second release – in the month since the first release, we have been busy and introduced a
range of new features (and fixed a few bugs)

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First pretalx release – 0.1.0!

Nov. 1, 2017

pretalx has just matured enough to reach its first release version – v0.1.0 is here, and you can now install pretalx
with as little as a pip install pretalx!

After eight months of intense development, and having been used by at least two finished and one ongoing event, we think
pretalx is ready to have regular releases, although we will keep them zero-based for now.

Releases are great! Every release will be tested, easily installable via pip, and comes with a verifiable signature!
You can find further details on our security page

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