[Marketing] Event listing (was: [Fwd: [OSGeo-Discuss] Which 2011 conferences should we distribute OSGeo-Live DVDs at?])

Tyler Mitchell tmitchell at osgeo.org
Fri Oct 29 12:11:27 EDT 2010

On 2010-10-29, at 4:34 AM, Cameron Shorter wrote:

> Tyler,
> Is it possible to add extra fields into the feed?

Definitely - can add them anytime.

To add new event items you log into drupal with your osgeo user id:

Then add new content through the menu system.  e.g. 

If "Event" is shown as an option there, then you already have permissions.  Let me know.  
cc'ing Frank since he and I have traditionally done the event postings.  Adding another person or two would help, we just have to make sure we don't step on each others toes.  We usually cc: each other with any responses to emails from event owners, to let each other know who is posting the item.  If that makes sense...


> Information I think we should have:
> * Event Name
> * Start
> * End
> * Location
> * URL of Conference
> * OSGeoAttending? (Yes, No, Undecided)
>   Note, it is important to list big non-Open GeoSpatial conferences so we can avoid clashing dates
> * OSGeoWikiURL for this conference
> And what is the process for adding events to the RSS feed source? I can add some items.
> On 29/10/2010 8:24 AM, Tyler Mitchell wrote:
>> On 2010-10-28, at 1:22 PM, Tyler Mitchell wrote:
>>> On 2010-10-28, at 12:43 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>>>> ...
>>>> What is required by event organisers, and the osgeo-live team, is a chronological list of upcoming events. To achieve this currently from the wiki, you would need to dig through 20 or so web pages, which is not practical.
>>>> The RSS feed of events at http://osgeo.org looks promising, if we can have all potential events listed via that RSS feed.
>>>> I assume we'd be able to assign categories to the feed?
>>>> Eg: have: http://osgeo.org/rss_events?category=proposed
>>>> What options do we have available to us for the RSS feed?
>>> We've kept the current events listing on osgeo.org/news to only include events pertaining to open source or where OSGeo will be present (more or less).  We could add a field to the new event form then filter using it for the rss feed (or for a new feed).  I think we have good flexibility on this front!  We'd have to open up the ability for more folks to add to the list of events.  
>>> I can take a crack at it.
>> Done - the ability to enter a 'proposed' flag is built in now.  A separate feed as also available:
>> http://www.osgeo.org/events/feed/proposed
>> Now who will be adding the events?  
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