Wrath7sins wrote:Here's an idea though: Howabout posting the event scedules and maps as a downloadable PDF that participants can print ahead of time? ...
The CO wrote: They took something that was not broke, tried to "fix" it, and blew it to pieces.
ecomain wrote:Here is a proposal for revamping the information flow for talent listings the Who, What, Where Guide and the Info booth:
A) Establish an "Act" registry where every performer that wishes to be known at Burning Man creates a talent profile explaining what they will perform. If they have more than one different type of event, they need to create a record for each. A DJ, for example, would only need to register once. But a performer that performs solo firedancing and peforms as a solo drummer in seperate venues would register for each.
B) Develop a "host" registry for entities that will host events. If theme camps are already in a database, there is no need to change that process. With a slight augmentation, it could be expanded to include all hosts.
C) Event registry. A simple lookup and coordination database that allows an event coordinator to find an Act or Act(s) for an event (already in the system), and describe an event with the location and time. The database needs to require the where and when fields to be completed to ensure the most important information is included in the published guide.
Individual name registrations for the designated entry persons can utilize the existing eplaya registration system.
At the publish deadline, simply run some querries to aggregate the data across the databases and setup a template for something like Adobe Indesign to import the data and populate the guide to be ready for publishing.
Port the databases to the server for the Infocamp. Event coordinators could then update the core data ont he playa if last minute changes occur and the citizens would have better, more reliable information on what is going on.
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