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Ask Slashdot: Events Calendar Software For Local Community? 120

Posted by timothy
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First time accepted submitter hughbar writes "I live in a London suburb that has many activities and classes, yoga, IT [of course], running, art, assorted volunteering and many others. With the help of the local council, we'd now like to make a centralised, searchable database of these, with a number of helpful features: Easy to make submissions, otherwise the whole thing will always be out of date; Web accessible [obviously] but mobile phone friendly as well; Maybe, publish and subscribe, so people can 'subscribe' to yoga listings for example; Handles repeating events, like a classical web calendar; Maybe, can be consolidated with nearby events calendars. I'm aware of MRBS and WebCalendar, but I'm wondering whether there are other suggestions, especially as this is a useful social application. And, yes, I'd like it done with open source, then we can tailor it."
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Ask Slashdot: Events Calendar Software For Local Community?

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  • Joomla (Score:0, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 24, 2014 @11:54PM (#46064515)

    Joomla - boy that was hard

  • Google (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 24, 2014 @11:56PM (#46064517)

    Docs for Non-Profit that is.

    You just can't beat their calendar for mobile access and colaboration.

  • civiCRM (Score:4, Informative)

    by oregonjohn (1902706) on Friday January 24, 2014 @11:58PM (#46064525)
    https://civicrm.org/ [civicrm.org] is extraordinarily powerful for community work. It can deal with any number of different organizing needs from paying for classes to calendaring, from constituent matters to membership sites. Check it out. I'm currently working to make civiCRM work as a law practice management solution. It needs some significant tweaking to make it work for that purpose, but for you needs it will probably work "out of the box" so to speak. Like any major software package it requires setting up, but there a lots of people around the world who have experience setting it up, you can even just pay to get the settings you want.
  • Re:civiCRM (Score:5, Informative)

    by SpzToid (869795) on Saturday January 25, 2014 @03:00AM (#46065131)

    CiviCRM is extremely good at what it does, and works with Drupal, as well as Joomla.

    I like Drupal a lot. Drupal is like LEGO bricks you can build anything out of, and if you install CiviCRM on top of Drupal, that's like building the Millennium Falcon Star Wars Edition LEGO along with a spaceport for it. If that interests you, then also add OpenAtrium to your short list of things to check out too. In fact you can combine them if you want and they'll give you complimentary functions, however you might also find OpenAtrium is good enough for your CRM needs. Or you might swap out CiviCRM from your OpenAtrium platform as described, and use RedHen CRM instead.

    Whatever direction you choose for CRM, I hope you'll give OpenAtrium consideration towards your requirements, (that is what the White House uses for its workgroup collaboration too). It's a good Space Dock Platform to hold your calendaring, notifications, public/private docs, etc.

    http://openatrium.com/ [openatrium.com]
    http://redhencrm.com/ [redhencrm.com]
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog... [whitehouse.gov]

    Pro-Tip: In a lot of places where I have introduced OpenAtrium, when I get around to installing the sheetnode module, and everyone gets collaborative spreadsheets, I often hit a home run. The spreadsheet usefulness and ajax is extremely good.

    https://drupal.org/project/she... [drupal.org]

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