This spring, we visited Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Detroit to talk with arts managers about tracking and managing patron data. These Community Design Sessions are central to creating new features for Artful.ly, our arts management software for selling tickets, taking donations, and managing contacts. More than fifty participants shared their insights in these sessions (thank you!) [...]
Artful.ly’s basic functions for selling tickets, tracking donations, and managing contacts are already being used by 100+ independent artists and small arts organizations. Later this week we’ll release a refreshed interface design that makes the whole app much more intuitive and downright hot.
Now that we’re all dressed up, we’re going out! Hittin’ the towns [...]
Made up of representatives from six arts organizations, the ATHENA Tix Design Steering Group poured over copious notes taken from our Community Design Sessions and evaluated what made sense to include in version 1.0 of our software.
One of the components of the design process of our open source ATHENA software (of which ATHENA Tix is one module) has been the use of Community Design Sessions. We convened folks from three very different arts communities to tell us what exactly their dream ticketing software would look like.
In my last post, I said that Open Source is as much a philosophy as a legal construct. As a legal construct, Open Source is clear. The terms of a given Open Source license (like ours) are explicitly detailed in its text.
Pegging down the philosphy of Open Source is a bit harder. The Open Source Initiative [...]
Fractured Atlas is currently developing an Open Source arts management system called ATHENA. Our first version will focus on ticketing and donor/customer management and plans are in the works to tackle marketing campaigns, finances and management of class and workshop programs.
Big whoop, you say, more software. Sure, it’s cool that they all work together, but [...]
A few days ago, I returned from spending almost two weeks in the Twin Cities (mainly St. Paul) and its surrounds. I once again found the community to be compellingly different than anything else I’ve experienced (in a good way!).
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Justin Karr (our amazing Director of Technology Programs) and I have proposed panels for the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival taking place in March of 2011 in Austin, Texas. The SXSW festival and conference is a convergence of music, independent films, emerging technologies and more. The panel picker process allows the [...]