Well, the votes are in and it appears that my “By the Community, For the Community” project is to build an ASP.NET-based event management site – I have decided to call it Event Monger. My objective is to ship this application out on or before the 4th of August which means that I had better get cracking. I’m going to use my blog to document the process of designing and building the application.
What is Event Monger – really?
Event Monger is something that I have wanted to have for a long time as an co-organiser of a technical event like Code Camp Oz. The problem is that all the tools out there to date are really good at content management, but not that great at automating the workflow of an event, including things like:
- Accepting session submissions
- Ranking session submissions
- Scheduling accepted sessions
- Accepting attendee registrations
- Sending attendee and speaker notifications
- Presenting venue information
- Posting of during-event notices
- Accepting speaker uploads
In my next post on Event Monger I am going to list out the specific end-user scenarios that are going to be supported and where they sit in the overal workflow of managing an event. I’ll use the scenarios to drive the development forward and keep track of how things are progressing.