We understand there is much to learn using this OEG Connect environment. It is new, different and perhaps bewildering to first time visitors. Please ask any time for help, message me or the help team.
I will try and answer them as we go.
You may see in your public profile (when you click any person’s icon, the “card” that pops up) or your listing in the attendee directory may say “OEG 2021 Attendee” when you are a presenter, or even it might reflect your participating in last year’s contest.
Without boring you with too many technical details, the default title is the one added when you first join OEG Connect.
But this is under your control, you can change that by editing your profile (that link will open only your settings when logged into OEG Connect).
Under the Title heading, you can select from several options – the choices come from OEG Group Membership or Badges you have earned (see below).
You can also choose “none” as an option.
Unfortunately you cannot create your own title, but as the system admin, I can! If you message me directly @cogdog tell me that you want to be known as “The Wizard of Open Data”…
Ahh, this means you looked at your user preferences! “Flair” are small badge like icons that are displayed overlapping your avatar (see the Wizard’s card above).
The choices here reflect again OEG Connect Groups you are part of or badges you have earned.
We will reveal more during the conference but badges will be awarded in OEG Connect for outstanding participation, contributions,or just special affiliations. Your account will show a notification icon when you have been awarded a badge.
Our first round of badges are for OEG 2021 Presenters – if you are presenting and have not received a badge… talk to me.
I hope this helps!