[hackerspaces] Hackerspace admin software recommendations?

Edward L Platt ed at elplatt.com
Wed Jul 23 16:43:24 CEST 2014

Hi Shirley,

Glad to see you posting about this.  Space management is still a big time
sink, and by collaborating on solutions we can make things a lot easier.

If you have any questions about Seltzer, feel free to email me or the dev

I'd love to see the community come together on a solution, whether it's
Seltzer or something else.

Happy hacking,

This message sent from my phone... through space!
On Jul 23, 2014 10:27 AM, "Shirley Hicks" <shirley at velochicdesign.com>

> 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
> www.redmountainmakers.org
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