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The quest for an open source, free, complete event management software

June 11, 2008   |   AUTHOR: Julius Solaris   |   POSTED IN: Barcamps and OpenSource

The quest for a complete, free, accessible and open source software for events continues. Recently at BarCampLondon 4 I had an interesting chat with fellow campers on how to proceed. You can have a look below.


[BarcampLondon4] Julius Solaris – The Quest for a complete open source event management solution from Melinda Seckington on Vimeo.

As always you are more than welcome to leave your comment.

  • http://quasi-evil.net Hayley

    I’m involved with a number of science-fiction conventions and we’re always having to roll our own systems for running events. They tend to be the same systems we’ve been using for 10 years and don’t have anywhere near the functionality that’s necessary. An Open Source option is one of those things I spend forever looking for.

    The best system I’ve come across so far is the one we use for the Discworld Convention (http://dwcon.org) created by Quirm.net

    It handles membership (including one person registering on behalf of several people), accommodation (we only use one hotel however), programme scheduling and more. Perhaps you could get in touch with them about contributing – I know they already produce other stuff under GPL.

  • http://quasi-evil.net Hayley

    I’m involved with a number of science-fiction conventions and we’re always having to roll our own systems for running events. They tend to be the same systems we’ve been using for 10 years and don’t have anywhere near the functionality that’s necessary. An Open Source option is one of those things I spend forever looking for.

    The best system I’ve come across so far is the one we use for the Discworld Convention (http://dwcon.org) created by Quirm.net

    It handles membership (including one person registering on behalf of several people), accommodation (we only use one hotel however), programme scheduling and more. Perhaps you could get in touch with them about contributing – I know they already produce other stuff under GPL.

  • http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/ Julius

    Hey Hayley

    thanks for your reply. Thanks for your suggestion. In the next weeks I will be talking more about the subject as this post has generated a lot of interest.

    Keep reading and all the best!

    Julius

  • http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/ Julius

    Hey Hayley

    thanks for your reply. Thanks for your suggestion. In the next weeks I will be talking more about the subject as this post has generated a lot of interest.

    Keep reading and all the best!

    Julius

  • http://www.completevent.com/ John

    i am not sure about open source but go through this http://www.completevent.com/ this is good event management software having features like registration, venue, exhibitor, attendee management and event marketing etc.. Have a look !!

  • http://www.completevent.com/ John

    i am not sure about open source but go through this http://www.completevent.com/ this is good event management software having features like registration, venue, exhibitor, attendee management and event marketing etc.. Have a look !!

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