two things before I go in detail about the proposal you made.
My applaud for your post, it seems that we go in the direction of transparency and openness, well done.
I thought that we Germans are the best in making things complicated and we have the bureaucracy in blood. I really have to rethink that ;-).
In my term as Events Leader, there have been ZERO times where I have rejected a Joomla!Day request. With this in mind, it seems a little silly to have a request process that puts the onus on the Events Team Leader to immediately approve a Joomla!Day request before allowing people to start moving forward with their event planning.
I don't know if this is an important point in the real world. I don't think that people wait to the time they get the approve and then start working. I have made two Joomladays and one Mamboday and I havn't filled a form for approval nor it has me stoped making the event, if I haven't got the approval. Sorry but I think you overrate the impact of OSM or the Event Team Leader.
Let's find ways to lower the barriers to entry.
The goals of the Joomla!Day form processing are to ensure the following:
1) Joomla!Days remain consistent with the values and spirit listed in the Joomla!Day Charter.
We have the Joomla!Day Charter, people should read the document. I don't see this as goal for the registration process.
2) Joomla!Days in local regions don't cause conflict between different local communities of Joomla users.
A local community can do this job better. Do you think you could better decide if two cities in india are to close for two Joomla!days.
3) Basic support and guidance is provided to assist Joomla!Day coordinators in the safe and economically feasible events.
This also depents on the circumstances in the country, we must understand that other countries have other rules. Local communties can do this job far better as anyone from outsite.
Beyond that, I as the Events Team Leader need to get out of the way of Joomla!Day organizers in the early stages, and let them organize quickly and effectively.
With this in mind, I'm interested in the community's input on the following procedures I've been thinking of putting in place to make the process smooth and efficient. Your thoughts are critical to our success, so let's work on this together.
[.... a lot of process step .... ]
My goal for the process is to get information about the planned events. I personally think people do this job with the best in mind and there isn't a need for controlling. We can assist and help, offer markting material and do all what we can to make every event a success. Pleople need to know there are people they help me if I need help.
So my process is easy:
1) Submit a form (I would use a calender component, JEvent, jCal, .... ) with informations about:
Name, Startdate, Enddate, EMailadresse as contact, Location (City, Country)
-> Event is automatic published
-> Eventinformation as EMail to Events Leader
Simple, Open, less workload
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