[hackerspaces] Space management apps - what we have, what we need?

Paul Brown paul90brown at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 21:59:21 CEST 2014

Here's what Dallas Makerspace is using:

   - Calendar <http://dallasmakerspace.org/calendar>:
   https://github.com/pawl/CalendarAdmin + Google Calendar + Eventbrite
   (for ticketed events) + Meetup.com
   - Voting: https://github.com/Dallas-Makerspace/Voting (only used for
   - Access control:
   https://github.com/pawl/Chinese-RFID-Access-Control-Library +
   - Accounting: Quickbooks
   - Mailing List: Google Groups
   - User accounts: OpenLDAP
   - Wiki: MediaWiki
   - To-do List: trello.com
   - Billing/Payment Processing: http://www.whmcs.com/ (mostly because it
   allows tracking existing paypal recurring payments, it also has "hooks"
   that can be used to automatically deactivate RFID badges if they don't pay)
   - Inventory (not used as much as we'd like):
   https://github.com/Dallas-Makerspace/Inventory /

Our needs? Our new calendar management app needs more features, like adding
new events to eventbrite and meetup.com automatically (to reach a wider
audience): https://github.com/pawl/CalendarAdmin

I also have some some access control systems I can give away if someone
wants to help tackle some of the TODOs on this project:

The relevant running a hackerspace post:

On Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 2:12 PM, Shirley Hicks <shirley at velochicdesign.com>

> Ed, there are a few people at our space who'd be interested in this
> discussion as we're looking at developing a system including Seltzer for
> our own use. We're currently gearing up using paper, spreadsheets, lots of
> forms and GNUCash.
> By chance have you talked to the Space Federation (umbrella organization
> in which not a few makers spaces are taking part) folks out of Milwaukee? (
> http://schoolfactory.org/spacefed) I think that they're thinking the same
> thing long term.
> -- Shirley Hicks
> Red Mountain Makers
> Birmingham, AL
> On Sep 2, 2014, at 10:01 AM, Edward L Platt <ed at elplatt.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> There are a good number of hackerspace management apps out there
> (including Seltzer, which I maintain). Different ones are good for
> different things, and it seems like there's not one that works well for
> everyone. Seltzer is at a point where it's useful, but I'm not sure whether
> it makes more sense to continue adding features, move to another project,
> or start a new one.
> My goal is to see more collaboration between spaces on building a smaller
> number of more mature tools. If you're interested in helping to make this
> happen, mail me off list and I'll include you in the discussion.
> -Ed
> --
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