Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system


Forgot your password?
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Ask Slashdot: Events Calendar Software For Local Community? 120

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of these, with a number of helpful features: Easy to make submissions, otherwise the whole thing will always be out of date; Web accessible [obviously] but mobile phone friendly as well; Maybe, publish and subscribe, so people can 'subscribe' to yoga listings for example; Handles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."
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Ask Slashdot: Events Calendar Software For Local Community?

Comments Filter:
  • Owncloud (Score:2, Interesting)

    by dimethylxanthine ( 946092 ) <> on Friday January 24, 2014 @11:59PM (#46064533) Homepage
    Though it provides a handful of other features, such as file storage and address books, it has a pretty robust CalDAV management interface, complete with user & group sharing and mobile device support - which is what I've primarily set it up to do for our SME without the need of signing up for Google Apps at $5 a pop.

    Hope this helps.
  • calagator (Score:3, Interesting)

    by everydayotherday ( 1291642 ) on Saturday January 25, 2014 @12:41AM (#46064717)
    What you're talking about is similar to Calagator in Portland, OR. The site is [] and has a link to the source code.
  • Re:Owncloud (Score:4, Interesting)

    by DarwinSurvivor ( 1752106 ) on Saturday January 25, 2014 @01:19AM (#46064849)
    As much as I love owncloud I've found the calendar to be buggy when it comes to repeating events. Sometimes my weekly events will suddenly be a day later on 1 week. I haven't checked if it's only in the interface or if it affects the iCal interface, but it's something to watch out for (and test). Note: I have not had any issues with one-off events.
  • by hughbar ( 579555 ) on Saturday January 25, 2014 @05:16AM (#46065437) Homepage
    Although, this is [without a doubt] young male troll-talk, I'm going to answer:
    • - It's a lot simpler to find software that's as 'near' fit as possible, cuts down on custom code
    • - You may have to maintain custom code, to keep up with changes in the core project, additional resource
    • - This is a volunteer gig, so I'm anxious not to write thousands of lines of code for it
    • - It's fun for everyone to exchange information about this, it's a very common problem
    • - If it's a small set of mods, I'm going to try and get some of the local kids to do them
    • - [in reply to the specific trolly-talk] Nope, I'm not asking for community custom mods

    Good luck to you sir, but please grow up a little!

Our business is run on trust. We trust you will pay in advance.