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2020 Digital Conference and Developers Day

September 14–17, 2020

All events will be held online. It is worth noting that all times in the program are quoted in British Summer Time (BST ; = UTC+1).

You can register here. As we are running multiple streams, we have had to break down the registration process to a day-by-day and session-by-session registration process.


Breaking out of your (hold)shelf, Unleashing your (printer) daemons!

Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 11:35 AM–12:00 PM BST
Zoom - 1
Conference or Developers' Day

Conference (20 minutes + 5 min Q/A)

Session Abstract

Using Thunderbird (email client) for printing hold slips has been effective for most situations. Yet this doesn’t mean that we cannot explore other options, especially when you encounter sudden changes that caused email headers to be printed on the hold slips unintentionally.
After realising that the cause was an unwanted software update, we decided to create a tool that can be maintained within the resources of our team and to make it free from unwanted changes.

In this presentation we'll be sharing the technicalities of our break out story from the accustomed solution, by developing our own python based Printer-Daemon for printing our hold slips.



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Ron Bulaon, Singapore Management University
Presenter's job title

DIgital Innovation Manager


Augusto Ribeiro, University of Porto, Portugal