Just a very quick post to let you guys know that the site that has consumed my life for the past 6 months has finally gone live. I am running a _very_ customised version of civicrm 2.1 on top of a drupal install. I'd like to thank all those that helped me to get to grips with the hows and wherefores of civicrm and for putting up with me on the irc channel.
I have a few more tasks to do including finalising the integration with Sage but on the whole I think I'm there. I've had to write a few things for the site I would rather not have done and also I've written some things that I genuinely think should be in the core of civi. Some are already making their way in such as waiting lists.
I'm looking forward to being able to spend more time developing the latest version of civicrm and meeting some like-minds at the UK Dev Camp. Hopefully I'll get to put a face to some of the irc nicks too.
Now if you will indulge me I'll tell you a bit about the config.
It runs a single install of drupal with the domain module providing the ability to share content between the 2 domains. I use a single install of civicrm which contains the contact db. The civi memberships provide a means of restricting access to the sites (unfortunately I haven't written it as something that can be added to core although I think I want to).
I have a rudimentary waiting list system, the ability to come back later and update the names of additional participants. The bookers can substitute their place for another from the same company if they can't make it. I added the ability to print name badges, registers (for hosts at events) and a contact system to send updates to attendees of an event which can optionally include a delegate list.
My main area of development has been the events system which if I am allowed I will try and turn into a really nice feature rich and easy to use/extend system. I have some big ideas rolling around in my worn out head but I really believe in them being useful.
If you have any questions, suggestions or just want a shoulder to cry on give me a shout. I'm also normally on irc from 2pm GMT if you need me.