On the second day of the JPR12 we had a good coding dojo (which is a meeting where a bunch of coders get together to work on a programming challenge) during the afternoon activities on Google App Script. The idea was to create a simple, yet functional, system to organize an event. The event could be a training day, hackathon, birthday party, running race, etc’. We started with a template site I’ve created that is built on top of twitter bootstrap-responsive and modernizr (but of course).
The site gives you basic functions like:
- What – What is the event goal/mission or why should I come.
- Where – Information on the venue and where to park. We use some nice custom google map in order to follow the rule: “one picture is worth 10,000 words”.
- Contact – Who is running the event and ways to get in touch.
- Registration – Using Google forms and app script, as our backend, we will have a system to keep track on the registration process.
- Set up the maximum number of people that could participate in this event.
- Send a confirmation email.
- Send a waiting-list email to the ones that are filling the registration form after the maximum number of participate is being reach.
- Send a reminder email (a week and/or a day) before the event.
- Lastly, after the event, send an email with a link to a feedback form. We want to be able to improve…
- Simple one page app that will render nicely on phones, tablets and desktops.
- Backend that let us run the communication with the participates and keep tracks on the registration process.
Here is the full code for the event site: https://github.com/greenido/events-site-template please feel free to fork, pull and do something cool with it. For more details on the new options and capabilities in Google App Script: https://developers.google.com/apps-script/templates