[development] drupalcon: what does a brainstorming session involve?

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Wed Aug 8 14:50:12 UTC 2007

I have done several reservation systems recently, actually, although not in Drupal.  It's a problem-space that is begging for a generalized solution (Drupal or otherwise), and something I've been giving some thought to in the back of my head on a conceptual level.  Definitely count me in for any such session.

--Larry Garfield

On Wed, 08 Aug 2007 13:49:47 +0100, Martin Frost <devel at fronbow.co.uk> wrote:
> (not sure whether this is on-topic?)
> Hi All
> I'm interested in holding a brainstorming session on booking systems, but
> I'm
> not sure on what they involve! (other than a group of developers trying to
> come
> up with ideas!)
> I have a need to come up with a room booking system (and this was a part
> of my
> cvs application) for work, but I also want to abstract it so that it
> becomes
> (almost?) a booking system api.
> If I can successfully map out this idea, I envisage a booking system api
> that
> would then have 'bolt-on' or contributed modules that would extend it to
> cover
> meeting rooms, seats on an airline, hotel rooms, etc. And where the need
> arises
> for ecommerce, this would also be an 'added feature' not a requirement.
> Currently we (http://extra.shu.ac.uk/cse) use a thing called iCalScheduler
> (http://sourceforge.net/projects/icalscheduler) - but I hacked it to work
> within phpBB as I originally used phpBB as a framework.
> But I'm now using drupal (and have been since v4.6) and obviously want to
> get it
> integrated without the hassle of phpBB. (this is the only thing that's
> holding
> me back from totally drupalising the site)
> I know it's viable, I just think I need some other like-minded developers
> to
> flesh it out with; and I also think drupal would benefit!!
> Can anyone help, and would you be interesting in helping me get my head
> around
> this?!
> Cheers
> (sorry for rambling, see *note to self*!)
> --
> _fronbow_                     devel at fronbow.co.uk
> aka Martin in the Real World(tm)
> note to self: never drink on an empty stomach! Or have _that_ much at
> dinnertime
> when you're (supposed to be) working ;)

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