An Event is simply something that happens in a certain Region during a specified time period (i.e. with a start and end time). For example at a music festival an artist set on a named stage constitutes an Event. At a conference it could be a key note speaker session or a seminar - again at a specified location.
The quickest way to get Events into Colocator is by collating them in a CSV file, following this format, each event being a row with the folowing columns:
Sample Event 1,Sample Region 1,26/06/2017,14:00,26/06/2017,15:30
Sample Event 2,Sample Region 2,27/06/2017,23:00,28/06/2017,00:30
- event_name is the artist name (e.g. Robbie Williams)
- region_name is the stage name (e.g. Main Stage)
- start_date, end-date will be the same date unless the artist set spans midnight (as per the second sample event)
- start_time and end_time are in local time
- Commas within the event_name text and region_name text are not allowed
Time zone should also be provided.
It is essential that the region_name is indentical to the name of the corresponding region drawn up in Colocator (e.g. the audience area for a stage).
Once you have the CSV file ready please email it to your Crowd Connected contact who will ensure it is uploaded for you.
Adding one or more additional Events
The best way to add your entire schedule of events is through a bulk upload, if however you want to add to that you can add events individually.
Click New event
Give the event a name
Select the region the event happens in
Select the time the event starts and finishes
Once you have entered an event you can amend it
Clicking the drop down arrow next to Edit
Amend the name, region or time accordingly