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Re: [Debconf-team] Some thought: Pentabarf

martin f krafft dijo [Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 04:32:24PM +0100]:
> Maybe some of you want to look at the linux.conf.au registration,
> which I find very easy and pleasing. Maybe we could use that system?
> It's my perception that penta brings mostly pain and dependence on
> our admin team plus those few who actually are crazy enough to learn
> it (+ Ruby).

I don't know the linux.conf.au system, and won't go right away to
check it (although I will in its due time). But I can assure you,
coming up with a conference management system for something the size
and complexity of DebConf is... not a task for the faint-hearted. I
was _very_ proud of mine (Comas, used at DC5 and DC6) until I realized
how unfit it was for an über-complex conference, with so many combined
workflows and amounts of information. The switch to Pentabarf allowed
us to really take advantage of the system for much more ellaborate
tasks than what we could have achieved otherwise.

I suppose linux.conf.au's system is mostly geared (as most other are)
towards the academic program, scheduling, papers review, etc. The
amount of information regarding a person (and the way that information
is shared to other attendees) is... just out of most ConfMSs' sight.

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