[OSGeo-Conf] Conference software

Darrell Fuhriman darrell at garnix.org
Wed Sep 25 17:05:58 PDT 2013

Symposion looks pretty promising.

If OJS was used for the academic track, what was used for the regular track (and the review process).

Alternatively, could Symposion work for the academic track?  Obviously it would be useful to have everything in one place if at all possible.


> p
> Actually we used three or more separate systems!
> OJS for the Academic track submissions and refereeing (these were
> peer-reviewed by a selected panel, so needed the OJS workflow).
> WordPress for the main 'pages' (because this is what Barry K was
> familiar with, and he kickstarted the web pages)
> The RegOnline service for conference registration and payment
> (because that's what our AGI staff use)
> Django for database-driven stuff - the presentation timetable,
> presenters, locations etc all in a system based partly on the code
> developed for pyconde (because I love Django).
> If we'd started with Django/pyconde then we would not have needed
> WordPress since it includes Django CMS which can build a tree of
> templated pages in the same way as WordPress.
> The pyconde code and my fork are on github. My fork also includes the
> pledge pages, the map gallery code and the custom stuff I did for the
> timetable.
>> The OJS we used for the AT is installed on
>> the OSGEO servers, and also used by the OSGEO Journal.
> No its not! We didn't use any OSGeo servers at all - *everything*
> (WP, MySQL, Django, OJS) ran on a *single* Amazon instance (I think it
> was a "medium" instance, the "small" one kept killing MySQL).
>>>> 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.
> I really only looked at Python-based solutions since that's my
> skillset, so I can't comment on the suitability of Ruby or PHP based
> solutions.
> If you want the problem taken off your hands, then I suggest you get
> the Eldarion guys to set up a Symposion-based solution for you. Its an
> open-source (python/django) system that they can host for you and will
> do custom work for a price. Or you can run Symposion yourself and fix
> it up as you want, or pay Eldarion (or anyone else) to do custom
> stuff.
> If we'd not already had to use RegOnline for registrations/payment
> and WP for the web pages I would have urged the committee to throw
> some money at Eldarion.
> I'm happy to share Google Analytics if anyone wants to know what the
> server load was.
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