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== Background ==
 
== Background ==
  
Here are [[/Problems | our preliminary notes]] on how we approached identifying and fixing our issues with Flock software.
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Here are [[/Problems | our preliminary notes]] on problem statements, and proposed fixes for our issues with Flock software.
  
 
Here are [[/Tool_comparisons | our comparisons of existing tools]].
 
Here are [[/Tool_comparisons | our comparisons of existing tools]].
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== Proposal ==
 
== Proposal ==
  
...coming soon...
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The core team of folks looking at software for Flock include the following:
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* Paul Frields
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* Máirín Duffy
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* Patrick Uiterwijk
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* Josh Boyer
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With substantial assistance from:
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* Ruth Suehle
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* Luke Macken
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The main issues we identified in summary were:
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* Inability to manage content easily
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* Registration process required frequent manual hacking
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* Multiple single points of failure for maintenance
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* Inability to relate funding decisions to content decisions
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Given the [[/Tool_comparisons | comparison matrix]], availability of useful software upstream, and the rate at which problems are addressed upstream, we agreed to propose this solution to the Flock staff.
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=== Content ===
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Content consists of information and messaging for the general public. This is how we advertise dates, venue, transportation information, travel tips, and calls to action.
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;WordPress
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:Continue to use WordPress to post general information for the public about Flock. It will still reside at https://flocktofedora.org.
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:Move the installation to an appropriate location in the Fedora infrastructure. '''TODO: File ticket with fedora-infrastructure to include on the infra cloud.'''
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:Simplify the installation to eliminate some custom theme/plugins which have resulted in confusing and difficult administration.
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:Request refreshed theme from Design team to
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;Sched.org
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:Use sched.org for schedule arrangement, publishing, web + mobile access for attendees
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:(unchanged from Flock 2015)
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=== User activities ===
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;regcfp
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:Use [https://github.com/puiterwijk/GUADEC-regcfp regcfp application] for registration, desk, call for papers activity, and paper voting/acceptance. '''TODO: File RfR ticket with fedora-infrastructure, likely for Patrick to handle.'''
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:Visual elements will reflect Fedora branding.
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:The software team will create an administration and maintenance document on wiki for Flock planners using the system.
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:'''TBD: Generalize an ansible playbook so this app can be used for other Fedora events if desired.'''
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:Users will visit via https://register.flocktofedora.org URL.
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:The software team will monitor incoming issues and prioritize based on the Flock planning team's needs.
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Revision as of 19:57, 19 November 2015

This page is about a revamp of software to use for Flock 2016 and beyond.

Background

Here are our preliminary notes on problem statements, and proposed fixes for our issues with Flock software.

Here are our comparisons of existing tools.

Proposal

The core team of folks looking at software for Flock include the following:

  • Paul Frields
  • Máirín Duffy
  • Patrick Uiterwijk
  • Josh Boyer

With substantial assistance from:

  • Ruth Suehle
  • Luke Macken

The main issues we identified in summary were:

  • Inability to manage content easily
  • Registration process required frequent manual hacking
  • Multiple single points of failure for maintenance
  • Inability to relate funding decisions to content decisions

Given the comparison matrix, availability of useful software upstream, and the rate at which problems are addressed upstream, we agreed to propose this solution to the Flock staff.

Content

Content consists of information and messaging for the general public. This is how we advertise dates, venue, transportation information, travel tips, and calls to action.

WordPress
Continue to use WordPress to post general information for the public about Flock. It will still reside at https://flocktofedora.org.
Move the installation to an appropriate location in the Fedora infrastructure. TODO: File ticket with fedora-infrastructure to include on the infra cloud.
Simplify the installation to eliminate some custom theme/plugins which have resulted in confusing and difficult administration.
Request refreshed theme from Design team to
Sched.org
Use sched.org for schedule arrangement, publishing, web + mobile access for attendees
(unchanged from Flock 2015)

User activities

regcfp
Use regcfp application for registration, desk, call for papers activity, and paper voting/acceptance. TODO: File RfR ticket with fedora-infrastructure, likely for Patrick to handle.
Visual elements will reflect Fedora branding.
The software team will create an administration and maintenance document on wiki for Flock planners using the system.
TBD: Generalize an ansible playbook so this app can be used for other Fedora events if desired.
Users will visit via https://register.flocktofedora.org URL.
The software team will monitor incoming issues and prioritize based on the Flock planning team's needs.