[OSGeo-Conf] Conference Management Site
Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
tmitchell at osgeo.org
Fri Feb 15 15:01:12 EST 2008
A while back I set up the Open Conference System (http://pkp.sfu.ca/
ocs) software for OSGeo to use. It is now running at: http://
conference.osgeo.org. At the moment the FOSS4G 2008 team is starting
to use it for their site. There is a learning curve we are working
through as well as trying to implement a few improvements. I wanted
to keep the conference committee in the loop in case others were
interested in helping out managing the site (PHP hackers and css
gurus especially welcome!).
I also wanted to discuss additional uses for the site with this
group. The software is set up in such a way as to be able to host
several events easily. I believe it would be useful for other OSGeo
events to have access to this tool - for example, local chapters that
are planning events. You can set up conference managers to run their
own portion of the site - it's quite good. It helps you put together
a basic web site, but can also handle registration, paper
submissions, abstract review, peer review, approval and more.
What do you think of this idea? I know a few events already that
could make use of it, but wanted to put the question to you first.
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