boffer

OSCOM BOF beast

Schedule a BOF


April 18, 2003

This a rudimentary tool for scheduling Bird of a Feather sessions at OSCOM 3. It is derived from http://mrbs.sourceforge.net/. The primary differences are that in this version

  • You are mostly limited to a set of days.
  • It is possible to add comments to a session.
  • The sessions are syndicated via rss 1.0 and 2.0.
  • There are new data points for areas, rooms, and sessions.

Prior to releasing this for use by the conference goers, i intend to add

  • The ability to set an ‘open’ and ‘close’ time for a location so that restaurants and bars are easier to use as predetermined locations.
  • Better data quality checking.
  • Some cleaning up of the ui and interaction between the various functionalities.
  • A post to [participants] whenever a new BOF or meeting is added.
  • Either no longer require authentication for the admin features or make use of midgard or openldap. Currently, all authentication is turned off.
    The only difference between and admin and a regular user is the ability to add/edit/delete areas and rooms.
    There is also logic from mrbs that only allows the creator of a session to edit/delete said session.
  • Either update or remove the help
  • Anything else y’all think should be added/substracted.

I intend to add most of these items today (april 18, 2003) while flying and will post an update tonight. With y’all’s blessing, I intend to release it to the general public by Monday morning UTC.

Please use and send me your comments. Thank you very much.


April 19, 2003

Added

  • A generic set a meeting place and time feature that is not linked to a predetermined location and a set duration.
  • The ability to set an ‘open’ and ‘close’ time for a location so that restaurants and bars are easier to use as predetermined locations.
  • Removed all authentication and changed ‘Admin’ to ‘Add Area’.
  • Updated the help, mostly by excising.
  • Changed some of the vocabulary in the english lang. file
  • A post to [participants] whenever a new BOF or meeting is added. Should comments on BOFs go to [participants], too?
    This is mostly untested as i’ve been working offnet. But, hey “it works on my machine!”.
  • A field for a URL to a map for an area.

April 23, 2003

Added

  • Updated text on Admin page to reflect new Add Area focus.
  • Added db table dump before any update or insert.
  • Made some small changes to layout for presentation of comments

April 24, 2003

Quietly made available on oscom 3 conference site.

Added

  • Mapping data for some meeting areas.

April 29, 2003

Announced on particpants list

Added

  • Altered the structure of the mail to the participants list when a new BOF is scheduled