After a fair amount of time and work, we have managed to get the Committee Dashboard near 100% functioning. In light of that, we are removing the password protection and making the livefeeds available to the general public. In addition, you can now get the embed code for every livefeed.
Our next goal is to develop a reliable and user-friendly archiving system for the Committee Dashboard. A large amount of our attention over the coming weeks or months will be directed towards accomplishing just that. For the time, access to the archives will be restricted to registered users (registration for the site is handled on a case-by-case basis, if you are interested, please contact us
and will we begin the application process).
Lastly, for any new vistors, I want to quickly reiterate some tips for using the dashboard:
Most importantly, contact us if you encounter any problems, that's what we're here for.
You'll find most of what you need in the menu at the top.
If you have trouble viewing a feed, make sure you have updated your Flip4Mac (and maybe Quicktime) if you are using a Mac, and your Windows Media Player and/or Real Player if you are using a PC.
If you want to know what Committee feeds are happening today, there is a category for that and a button in the menu bar.
There is a full Committee schedule embedded on the front page and a button in the menu bar. There you will find links for the livefeed.
You'll notice a chat below every feed. To begin with, we are using one chat room for the entire dashboard. That could very well change at any moment.
Lastly, as with most online chats, you should not consider anything you say there as private. We will moderate any comments that we deem offensive. Our audience represents a diverse set of backgrounds and political persuasions and we ask that people treat each other with respect.