Drew Adams
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@GetTogetherComm Have you seen openSUSE's OSEM? It's our event manager. It's unlikely to be useful to you from a code perspective as it's Ruby, but in case it wasn't on your radar, I thought I'd point it out. It has some really nice features.

Here's the repo
github.com/openSUSE/osem

@druonysus Yep, I even played with it a bit setting up #LASGNOME which uses it. It seems to be the most polished and functional FOSS option for conference-style events

@GetTogetherComm Oh awesome. It's really getting very feature rich and rather polished, but I really prefer the direction of GetTogether. Especially as part of the Fediverse.

@druonysus I don't see OSEM and GetTogether as competing, we serve very different use cases. We wouldn't be good for conference schedules, and OSEM isn't good for weekly meetups.

@GetTogetherComm I get that, but I definitely see an overlap in functionality. Honestly I would prefer one tool that allowed me to do both.

@druonysus @GetTogetherComm if osem added ActivityPub, then a team could subscribe to an osem event and publish it on GetTogether

@lufthans @druonysus Once GetTogether fully supported ActivityPub too :) Right now we only provide ActivityStreams feeds

@GetTogetherComm @druonysus I was volunteering osem for work, will volunteer GetTogether for work another time :)

@lufthans @druonysus Not me, though I've wanted to go to SeaGL for years now. If it wasn't on the literal opposite corner of the country :(

@GetTogetherComm @druonysus It is a good conference :)

SeaGL uses osem for the cfp and conference schedule and a seperate social media effort

Perhaps after the conference we can chat about federation opportunities for next year's conference

@lufthans @GetTogetherComm I've been wanting to go to SeaGL for a couple years now, but have yet to make it happen. I would love to find out if they already have anyone doing an openSUSE booth there... if not, I'd love to do it. I just have to make sure that I budget for it... and I have not budgeted to go this year either. I should just start planning for next year.

@druonysus @GetTogetherComm I think there was an OpenSuSE booth last year, but i definitely do not have ECC memory :)

I might also just be thinking of all the OpenSuSE stuff at SCaLE.

SeaGL is great and I will continue trying to go every year.

The team organizing SeaGL really goes above and beyond.

One of the awesome things SeaGL is probably actually due to osem. I love the ~other talks at the same time~ links! I wish every conference had that.

@druonysus BTW, did you know we can group teams under a common "organization" like how Meetup Pro works? Here's one we setup for GNOME: gettogether.community/org/gnom

Since there are already two OpenSUSE teams in GetTogether.Community, we can make create and org for them too if there's interest.

Orgs let you collaborate on multi-team events like release-parties or hackathons

@GetTogetherComm is would be perfect! Not only for the openSUSE org, but I would love to get LOPSA on to GetTogether too. We have chapters all over but we definitely want to have a global visibility of what chapters are doing and even be able to have our community manager help out in organizing, if need be.

@GetTogetherComm how do we go about collecting all the different openSUSE groups under one org? Do I need to just reach out to all the other organizers?

@druonysus I've created an OpenSUSE org and made you the owner of it.

gettogether.community/org/open

Now any team page you view will have an "Invite to Organization" button at the top of the page, that will send the invite to the team's admins. If they accept, they'll be part of your org.

You can also create new teams for your org from the org's page, and any team admin who views your org page will see a "Join Organization" button that will send you a request to add them.

@druonysus When you create an event for your org, it can be global or location-specific. In either case it will email the admins of all of your member teams in that geographic scope to invite them to create an event for their team that will be part of your org event.

@GetTogetherComm thank you! this is great. I was looking for a way to make an org in the UI and I didn't see a way to do it. Is that functionality not exposed quite yet?

I added the SoCalSUSE team to the org, and though I got a little confused on how to do it, I was able to figure it out... but when I got the the opensuse-id team page I don't see an invite button for them like I saw on the SoCalSUSE team. Is that a bug or is there some step I am missing?

@druonysus There's not a public way to create an org yet. I'm not sure how I want to handle this, but I want to avoid a bunch of orgs being created with just one team.

@druonysus Hmm, you should see it at the top of any team now. Can you post me a screenshot?

@druonysus The other OpenSUSE team is in Jakarta, Indonesia (and coincidentally run by a friend of mine)
gettogether.community/opensuse

@GetTogetherComm Oh nice! thank you!! I need really need to try to track down all openSUSE and SUSE teams and invite them. I haven't even tried yet.

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