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

Martin Frost devel at fronbow.co.uk
Thu Sep 6 23:20:01 UTC 2007

Hello Larry,

I managed to sneak my proposal in this morning (I've been having
computer problems for the last few weeks).

If you fancy joining me, it's here:

I know there's a lot to think about, but it would be nice to somehow
come up with a clearer path to getting this sorted out,

I've been looking at this: http://drupal.org/project/openresort which
is okay, a good solution, but I would hope to get a better more
scale-able solution if it's possible.


Wednesday, August 8, 2007, 3:50:12 PM, you wrote:

> 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  

Best regards,
 Martin Frost                            mailto:devel at fronbow.co.uk

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