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Re: [school-discuss] Open Source Management System for Conventions needed?

I love using/learning drupal and teach about/recommend it frequently (and am impressed by the thought that's gone into drupalEd (at funnymonkey.com -- by the way). I will look into the Drupal modules you list.

A bit of searching discovered this, which looks interesting, too:


It appears to be built on top of Zope.

My view on this question, with a focus on primary and secondary education, is that there is a need for easy registration and room assignment. The college-university folks seem to have done a lot on the paper submission and review process. Many tools for the latter but not many, and none perfect, that I've found for the former.

This is an important area for those of us who want to get together and host open source schools/ed conferences -- or just conferences for education using affordable, strong tools.

My view is, then, that there is, indeed, a need.


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    Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 22:20:04 -0700
    From: Bill Fitzgerald <bill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: schoolforge-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [school-discuss] Open Source Management System for Conventions needed?
      To: schoolforge-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

There is a version of this that already exists for Drupal -- see
http://drupal.org/project/cod and

It definitely needs some work, but this would be one way to accomplish
this and leverage existing development within a thriving OS community.

And with that said, there are a few other ways of accomplishing similar
goals within Drupal -- there are two ecommerce packages within Drupal,
and a few different ways of setting up event registration. The
ecommerce solutions have several options for processing online payments.



dhhoward@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Could do PTA auctions/fund raisers, including credit card swipes for purchases? Very expensive proprietary software is typically required for this nowadays.


-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Les R" <openadmin@xxxxxxxxx>

Hi All,

I was wondering if there was any perceived need for an open source
system to manage a convention of some sort including online
registration for workshops and concurrent sessions, mailback
confirmations, various reports, admin interface, that sort of thing.

I have an existing system that I've used for several years, but was
wondering if it might be useful to others. I was considering helping
adapt this to the Ottawa Linux Symposium (OLS) but was wondering about

Your views?

Les Richardson
Open Admin for Schools


Bill Fitzgerald
FunnyMonkey -- Tools for Teachers
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