The project is in transition, moving to Github for the 2.0 release. Please bear with us in the meantime!
This site will still be maintained as a place to get public releases of the project.

Project Description
The EventServer goal is to create an application to be used to run multi-session, multi-track, multi-day conference. Much like CodeMash, DevLink, TechFest, CodeCamps, etc.

EventServer is a MicroCMS, meaning that it is an application that is designed to solve a very specific problem that contains some CMS functionality. EventServer is not a CMS whith complicated module and theme architectures. EventServer does however have parts of the site that can be updated without requiring the code to be modifed. Our focus on in-place administration has taken advantage of CMS like functionality to allow you to spend your time organizing the event, not creating a site for it. The Event Server project has a very narrow focus on the problem we are trying to solve without increasing the skills required to maintain or customize.

EventServer Features:
  • Pages for Home, Speakers, Sessions, Sponsors, About
  • MicroCMS functionality allowing editing of static HTML content on any page using Live Writer or any MetaWebAPI compliant client.
  • MicroCMS functionality allowing online page editing via embedded HTML WYSIWYG editor FUTURE
  • Built in Blog for announcements.
  • Ability to post new announcements on the blog via Live Writer or any MetaWebLogAPI compliant client.
  • Ability to future post announcements
  • Ability to create and manage post from the site FUTURE
  • Allow potential speakers to Register and Submit session abstracts and bio information online
  • Ability to review and approve or reject sessions (with comments that are sent to the speaker)
  • Ability to assign sessions to a Track and TimeSlot
  • Ability to assign session to a day for multi-day event FUTURE
  • Ability for attendee to register for the events FUTURE
  • Ability for attendees to build a session schedule. Data collected from this will be available for event organizers to make sure session are allocated to the correct size room. FUTURE
  • Ability to manager sponsors, add/remove, edit, and assign to sponsorship level
  • Ability to activate/inactive sponsors
  • 100% CSS themes, no complicated theme engines.

Sites that are using EventServer:
Tyson Development Conference http://tysondevcon.com
Northwest Arkansas Code Camp http://nwacodecamp.org

Last edited Mar 19, 2011 at 8:04 PM by JaySmith, version 15