Hi, at the last meeting on Wednesday 6/12, we discussed and agreed that myself and Danny would post up events in the calendar together. It seems that the consensus was to get to grips with the nature of the events and how this information is propagated throughout the many distribution channel, in this case specifically web, that one would have to get involved in posting up the events. This would obviously allow the users posting an improved insight into;
1. what events are on
2. the nature of the events promotional text content
3. making it easier to make decisions on what would need to be done to improve information distribution and propagation.
4. As well as allowing the web & events WGs to ensure the events information is posted before or on the 1st of each month, which of course is the primary objective.
Since myself and Danny both have an interest in this, we agreed that we would both carry out this task. To facilitate this Pogo mentioned that he would set up a generic events calendar username and password, which would allow us both to post and edit each event in the calendar at different times. We are in constant contact with each other and any anomalies that occur due to this methodology can be ironed out during early adoption phase.
It was also discussed that sometime in the future we will create a Promoter CMS GUI (content management system – general user interface) which would basically allow anyone who has an event to post information into a centralized database, validating required key fields like the name of event, date, participants and detailed program time. This would allow in-house forest events people to collect information from source in a manner considerably more effective than the current events book, which I know everyone has learnt to love, but is causing rather more work than is prudent, and notable inconsistencies in the type of information we recieve on each event.