I am proud to announce that EventServer 1.0 has made it to release status. The goal of EventServer is to create an application to be used to run multi-session, multi-track, multi-day conference. Much like CodeMash, DevLink, TechFest, CodeCamps, etc.
Event Server is a MicroCMS, meaning that it is an application that is designed to solve a very specific problem that contains some CMS functionality. Event Server is not a CMS which complicated module and theme architectures. Event Server does however have parts of the site that can be updated without requiring the code to be modified. Our focus on in-place administration has taken advantage of CMS like functionality to allow you to spend your time organizing the event, not creating a site for it. The Event Server project has a very narrow focus on the problem we are trying to solve without increasing the skills required to maintain or customize.
Featured included in this release:
- Pages for Home, Speakers, Sessions, Sponsors, About
- MicroCMS functionality allowing editing of static HTML content on any page using Live Writer or any MetaWebAPI compliant client.
- Built in Blog for announcements.
- Ability to post new announcements on the blog via Live Writer or any MetaWebLogAPI compliant client.
- Ability to future post announcements
- Allow potential speakers to Register and Submit session abstracts and bio information online
- Ability to review and approve or reject sessions (with comments that are sent to the speaker)
- Ability to assign sessions to a Track and TimeSlot
- Ability to manager sponsors, add/remove, edit, and assign to sponsorship level
- Ability to activate/inactive sponsors
- 100% CSS themes, no complicated theme engines.
Features for vNext:
- Ability to assign session to a day for multi-day event
- Ability for attendee to register for the events
- Ability for attendees to sort session by day
With this release all development has moved to the new project located on GitHub and has become part of the RoundTable family of applications. Even though development has been moved to GitHub public releases will still be made available on the EventServer CodePlex site.