At the Developer camps on the 28th and 29th of April, 2009 (ie last week) one of the major tracks for all the breakout sessions was usability. Which is a major theme of the 2.3 version upgrade. In two of the groups I participated in we talked about the usability of the CiviEvent module from a an administrators perspective. One frustration that we decided need addressed was the 5 step wizard to create an event.
The items we discussed were the ridigity of the event creation wizard, adding simple events shortcuts and event templates. The Event creation wizard gives the impression that you have to go through all 5 steps to create and event even if you only need the first one or two steps (basic event description & location). In order to speed up the process of creating simple events we proposed creating shortcuts for 3 different common event types. Finally we...Read more
We’ve just finished describing some of the new CiviEvent features we’d like to put in CiviCRM 2.3, including waitlisting and optional admin approval of participants. Please take a look at the CiviEvent - New Features for 2.3 wiki page and voice your opinions.
We've posted a draft specification for CiviEvent (phase 1) on the wiki. We are actively soliciting community feedback prior to finalizing the specifications on or around December 7. If you are interested in an integrated Event Management component for CiviCRM - please review the spec carefully and post your feedback and questions as comments on the wiki. We are targeting this for the 1.7 release.
This specification reflects feedback and suggestions from many folks in the CiviCRM and Drupal communities. We'd like to especially thank and acknowledge Jeff Porter of The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research, and Dan Robinson of CivicActions for their extensive contributions.