[OSGeo-Conf] Conference software

Jorge Sanz jsanz at osgeo.org
Wed Sep 25 01:33:27 PDT 2013

2013/9/23 Marco Lechner - FOSSGIS e.V. <marco.lechner at fossgis.de>:
> Hi,
> the german-speaking OSGeo local chapter D-A-CH announced that it plans
> to bid for hosting the FOSS4G 2016.
> Anyway, after years of running the annual FOSSGIS conference (about 400
> delegates/year), we are unhappy with our software solution assisting our
> orga-team. Right now we are using a combination of pentabarf [1] (for
> managing paper ssubmission, review and planing of the program) and
> CiviCRM [2] on Drupal (for registration, billing and payment). This does
> not fit our needs and produces too much additional work to be done to
> fullfill our requirements.
> We found out that the german linux day, Linuxtag [3], is facing the
> similar problems. Our recent plans are, to enhance Frab [4] to fit our
> needs during the next years.
> May be it is also interesting for organising FOSS4G conferences and
> anybody wants to participate. Any commends welcome.
> Best regards - and thank you all for the great elapsed conference in
> Nottingham
> Marco
> FOSSGIS e.V. / OSGeo lc D-A-CH
> [1] http://pentabarf.org
> [2] http://civicrm.org/
> [3] http://www.linuxtag.org
> [4] http://frab.github.io/frab

Hi Marco,

Maybe Drupal is not the path you want to follow but they have a
distribution specially focused on conferences called COD. I don't have
experience with this drupal profile, it's just what I know they use
for their confs.



Jorge Sanz

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