[EuroPython] europython website

Benedikt Hegner benedikt.hegner at cern.ch
Mon Jan 16 11:03:22 CET 2006

Hi all,

sorry, it is a little bit late but I was quite busy the last days.  
Let me answer Michael's questions about Indico:
This software was used before for other conferences and needs  
definitely no hand-holding or baby-sitting. The features are for  
example timetables, call for abstracts, registration, printing and  
everything related to the background work for track chairs  
(scheduling tracks, shifting talks, rejecting talks etc.). This  
software is free software (GPL), available as a package and yes - it  
can be used for the next conferences. It is not a big task to  
transfer a full conference (with talks, papers etc.) to another  
server. One major point - it is supported by a responsive developer  
We already have a running Europython test site at CERN ( http:// 
indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=44 ). In principle we have  
nothing more to do than to use it. (I can create all needed accounts)

So I propose the following:
programme, timetables, registration, call for abstracts and all the  
work the track chairs have to do should be done with the Indico  
solution. All other information like travel information, sponsors,  
public relation stuff can be put on a more or less simple CMS without  
fancy features. We have already some information prepared and need to  
fill it in somewhere. Personally I prefer Plone but I am happy with  
every other out-of-the-box solution.

As Paul said - let's this year focus on content.


Benedikt Hegner, DESY FLC
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