How do I join people and groups to specific events?
May 19, 2010 11:02 AM   Subscribe

Looking for an open source solution to keep a small community, up-to-date and connected online.

Hi all! I'll keep it simple. I thought maybe I could do this with Wordpress, but thought I would ask here first. Maybe there is an easier solution... I need something I can host on my server that does the following:

-Planning of events
-Place to present the events, ie calendar where people can sign-up for the events.
-Registration of participants, with email updates to them for different events.
-place registrants into different groups.
-Storage of documents that the participants can get.
-Photos, video, news etc.

I have been looking but not finding... Any ideas?
posted by thedoctorpants to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Dev Seed has created a fork of Drupal called Open Atrium that seems very well-suited for your needs. Alternatively, the normal distribution of Drupal with a few modules should do the trick, and be a weekend project for someone with some Drupal experience.
posted by iamscott at 11:15 AM on May 19, 2010 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Ok. I took a look at Open Atrium. It looks promising. Very sleek. Have you used it? Can people click on events in the calendar and register for them?
posted by thedoctorpants at 11:31 AM on May 19, 2010

Google Sites is just the thing, especially if you can get all of your peeps to use Gmail. And it's elegant and free.
posted by jbickers at 12:34 PM on May 19, 2010

Whoops, just saw that you want to host it on your own server. Still, I'd consider Sites, if it were me.
posted by jbickers at 12:34 PM on May 19, 2010

Response by poster: I will still check it out. Thank you.
posted by thedoctorpants at 1:44 PM on May 19, 2010

It sounds like you want to organize a conference. I just read last night a guy's brief listing of a ton of >open source conference tools. I don't have an answer, but I wish I did.
posted by pwnguin at 4:58 PM on May 19, 2010

I'm not sure that it's built into Open Atrium but since it's a fork of Drupal, you can use something like the RSVP module to add that functionality quite easily.
posted by iamscott at 10:20 AM on May 20, 2010

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