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Designing Robust Patron Records in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Beyond

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 [...]

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Get Ready for ArtsReady

How many times have I written encouraging words about how easy disaster planning can be, how simple we can make it, how not very frightening it can be?
Well, our friends at SouthArts have done me one better (way more than one, actually) and have been working tirelessly for years on an amazing project, ArtsReady, that [...]

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The Steering Group

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.

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The Community’s Design

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.

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The ATHENA Chronicles, Part 5

A True Story of Two Real Fractured Atlas Research Fellows
For more of the chronicles, follow the espionage trail…

The Agents have been called to a revolution in a mid-western state or small Middle Eastern country. Their destination is undisclosed. Whether they are there to quell or instigate is unclear. Either way, their services are needed urgently.
Before departing for [...]

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The ATHENA Chronicles, Part 4

A True Story of Two Real Fractured Atlas Research Fellows
For more of the chronicles, follow the espionage trail…
The ATHENA outpost, once a windowless cube - its dry-erase boards blank, bleak, and barren, like a frozen tundra - has accumulated the litter of intelligence gathering. Agents Juneau-Vogel and Ruth have decoded reams of intel.  Their analysis has produced [...]

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The ATHENA Chronicles, Part 3

A True Story of Two Real Fractured Atlas Research Fellows
For more of the chronicles, follow the espionage trail…
Agents Juneau-Vogel and Ruth have been embedded with Fractured Atlas for months as covert operators on the ATHENA mission. They have conducted extensive field work - reconnaissance of arts managers in their non-profit habitats, rendezvous with informants, and good old [...]

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The ATHENA Chronicles, Part 2

A True Story of Two Real Fractured Atlas Research Fellows
For more of the chronicles, follow the espionage trail…
At 0900 hours, Agents Ruth and Juneau-Vogel arrived at Fractured Atlas headquarters for their assignment debrief. Deputy Cynova met the agents at the door and escorted them through an office abuzz with well-caffeinated employees cheerfully chatting on wireless headsets.
They [...]

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The ATHENA Chronicles, Part 1

A True Story of Two Research Fellows in One Particularly Chilly Room at Fractured Atlas
For more of the chronicles, follow the espionage trail…
THE AGENTS
Name: Heather Ruth
Training: Veteran Arts Fundraiser.  Previously, American Federation of Arts, ArtTable, and covert operations. Future assignments are classified.
Age: Unknown
Rating: Awesome

Name: Selena Juneau-Vogel
Training: Grad student at NYU Wagner School of Public [...]

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ATHENA Development Philosophy

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 [...]

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