For some time to know I’ve been part of the organization teams of opensource meetings/conferences/congresses for different communities. As many of you know there is an important event task related with the registration management, CFP, etc. So I have been interested in which opensource tools could better fit.
To me were really good news to know about Indico, created and maintained by the CERN: I think it’s the most big, solid and versatile opensource application out there. Coincidentally several open development communities have realized the need and reevaluating their alternatives and seems Indico it’s gaining interest. I find fascinating if many communities would choose the same tool, sharing experience and enhancements!
So I’ve thought it would be a good idea to help promoting Indico between several communities with similar requirements. As an step we have set up a testing instance available for any open community wanting to evaluate in deep how Indico works. The details how to access are explained in my blog.
The goal of this post is to launch an open question to the Wikimedia world if it needs a tool like this and if so, to give it a try while this (temporal) server is up. Check the Indico features (or at least my my brief summary) to know more about it.
To be honest I’m basically new in the Wikimedia community because my participation has been more or less testimonial in eswiki, commons and wikidata, so I’m not really familiarized with the inners, practices and how some activities, in this case events, are done. So please be indulgent with me.
Finally, I’ll attend to the Linux App Summit in Barcelona next week and we’ll be talking about Indico there. If someone it’s near and want to talk about this just give us a shout
Disclaimer: I’m not affiliated in any way with CERN or Indico :-)