[Inpycon] Registration system [was] Budget estimates
Anand Balachandran Pillai
abpillai at gmail.com
Wed Apr 21 14:39:19 CEST 2010
On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 5:54 PM, Vivek Khurana <hiddenharmony at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 1:31 PM, Noufal Ibrahim <noufal at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I called and spoke to doattend. Using their services would increase
>> the price of each ticket (they charge per ticket sale) by around 30 -
>> 40 INR (for a 200 INR ticket). This is perfectly fine.
>> I set up a test event. It took 10 minutes to do and I understand that
>> the list of registrants will be available along with the details we
>> ask for exportable as a CSV so it works fine for us.
>> http://noufal-test.doattend.com/ is the URL in case you want to try it
>> out. The payment information is bogus so please don't try to send any
>> They also have an offline payment system where people can send them
>> money or finally if people want to register on the spot, the list of
>> people is available so that's doable as well.
>> I'm totally in favour of using their services. They're affordable and
>> provide a really cool service.
>> I vote strongly on a wiki + doattend for the site.
> This is going to be fun... A ruby powered app used to manage a python
> conference, where we will have talks (most probably) on various python
> For all the problems listed against fossconf app are *fixable*. These are
> fairly standard problems with the development of any new project. If last
> time's efforts spoiled publicity, we have time in hand right now, we can
> start fixing problems from now. As for app crashing, we can have more than
> one admin to take care of the app.
> I think using a ruby powered app, for a python conference is like slapping
> python on face. Will Drupalcon guys ever use anything other than drupal to
> build drupalcon site and sell tickets ? Will Ruby guys use a non-ruby app to
> host rubyconf?
> If we dont have any agreeable pythonic app, just put moin-moin wiki and
> create a page where attendees can add the names.
> I don't know about others, but I for sure will not be buying a ticket for
> a python conference which uses a non-pythonic app for registration process.
+1. Looks like we are suffering from short-term memory loss here.
Not long back there was a high spirited discussion here when
SciPy.in decided to host part of their website in Drupal and religious
discussions followed on the choice of PHP than Python, which I
also took part. What do we plan to tell the SciPy folks when
they are going to ask the same question to us ?
I don't think we should write off Kenneth's fossconf in a hurry and
switch to some paid service. Sure we had problems with it, and the
interface is not "cool", but hey, it did work. I offer my services free
to fix bugs in the back-end this time, but we need a strong web
designer for the front-end to fix the "look n feel".
I for one feel strongly for Python back-end for a Python conference.
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