As we’re closer and closer to the release of CiviCRM 3.1, we began thinking what to schedule in CiviCRM 3.2. As one of the features we want to add is the ability to undelete certain CiviCRM entities, we want to discuss with the community the initial approach to undelete that we came up with – along with a sketch of logging functionality that we consider for a future release.
- Maintain name/email/phone/address information for people associated with the school (students, staff and parents)
- Maintain relationships between parents and their children
- Maintain relationships between a teacher / advisor and their students
Current Features deployed at SFS
- Give all parents and staff a login/password
- Online signups for all Parent Teacher Conferences
- Online signups for all extended care activity (classes after school)
- Sign-in / Sign-out for students attending extended care
- Computation of how many "activity" blocks a student has spent on extended care
- Parent viewing of the various extended care activities their kids have attended in the past
- Online maps of "Where we Live" of the school families
- Online directories of the schools and grades.
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- Helping some current users solve problems and get up to speed on more advance features in the CiviCRM 201 session. Our community does pretty amazing things in the "cloud" - but I really love having opportunities to interact with users and integrators and developers "live and in person". The feedback on 3.0 usability improvements (especially the new navigation menu) was super positive and very gratifying.
- Participating in Lobo's "action-packed" 60 minute session on Extending CiviCRM without Hacking Core. The more I play with all the things that can be done with our evolving hook functionality - the more excited I get.
- Joining with a group of CiviCRM integrators (and a few users) to brainstorm about Building the CiviCRM Community. This session was organized by the folks at Dharmatech - and partly inspired by a really cool book - The Art of Community - written by Jono Bacon who is the community manager for Ubuntu (a popular open source operating system distribution based on Debian Linux). It was exciting to collaborate in thinking about how folks with different interests and skills can potentially contribute towards strengthening the CiviCRM community and accelerating adoption of the platform. If you're interested in the ongoing sustainability of CiviCRM - I would encourage you to read Jono's book and think about what "team" you can join and / or create.