GNOME Event Manager
Every year, when preparing websites for our conferences, we have to, more or less, reinvent our infrastructure from the scratch. This project aims to provide a default conference management system (+ website) suitable to the needs of our conferences.
- Website is integrated with Conference Management System.
- Paper review: Functionality for voting on sessions (Binary, no comments)
- E-mails for accepted, rejected and confirmation of sessions
- Publishes a schedule (You edit sessions and inform when they happen)
- Allows for BoF scheduling
Free themes available at Drupal Themes.
- Easy to install...
... hard to set up.
Not so easy to create, edit or customize themes
No support for organizing the schedule, just for publishing it.
See Known problems
Not actively maintained
- Used for GUADEC 2009
Really terrible to theme
- Based on Ruby.
- Has content planning, schedule module etc.
- Has a number of export options.
- Feedback for the event option available.
Deprecated, frab is the new pentabarf
- Used for GUADEC 2012, along with a Drupal website
- East to organize schedule: Drag-an-drop of sessions into slots.
- Possible to customize Indico's theme by changing the default CSS.
No documentation (not for Users, not for Developers)
Hard to set up.
Overwhelming and confusing configuration controls.
Website is not integrated with Conference Management System.
- Used for openSUSE Conference 2013
- Easy to use interface.
- Based on Ruby on Rails.
- Automatic email sending for accepted/rejected papers
- Paper review and registration support
No documentation whatsoever D:
Difficult to solve errors.
- Used for GUADEC 2013
- Easy to install and set up
Documentation: Great user and developer documentation
- Website would be integrated with Conference Management System
Need to develop additional modules and functionalities.
Goals and scope
See draft at GnomeWeb/EventsSite.
More requirements at GuadecPlanningHowTo/Software