[hackerspaces] Hackerspace admin software recommendations?

Shirley Hicks shirley at velochicdesign.com
Wed Jul 23 16:27:21 CEST 2014

Good morning all,

I strongly suspect this question has been asked before (including by me!), but I'm not finding it easily.

Our 15-month old hacker group is preparing to step away from the spreadsheets with which we are managing our space and start setting up (in phases) a space information system.
We will have a team of eight working on this project, with information system experience ranging from seasoned system warrior to recently graduated IS newbie.
Project information page can be seen at: http://wiki.redmountainmakers.org/wiki/RMM_Information_System

We'd like to minimize the work required (who doesn't!) and are looking for any available package recommendations for the following functions:

	Phase 1
	Membership management - yes, we are evaluating i3 Detroit's Seltzer CRM.
	Equipment inventory.
	Technical library inventory & (possibly) sign-in/sign-out.

	Phase 2
	Space access control by pass card.
	Space booking control (just see who's using what room for classes and meetings when).

	Phase 3
	Equipment access control by pass card.
	Class and materials sign-up/purchase.

This is within the US context, and within US legal governance with regards to information privacy and electronic purchases/transactions.
Thanks in advance for any recommendations and comments regarding your experiences with different packages. :)

Shirley Hicks
Board member-at-large
Red Mountain Makers
Birmingham, AL 35212

Email: redmtnadm at redmountainmakers.org
Home email: shirley at velochicdesign.com
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