With the ConFoo conference quickly approaching, one of the key things to have up and working at 100% is the conference's website. Anna Filina, one of the organizers of the event, has posted about some of the processes they've gone through to make sure everything's ready.
Building a conference website as the conference was being organized is probably one of the biggest challenges I ever faced. It is also the project I'm the most proud of. I'd like to share that experience with you. By the way, the event is still in progress, so my work on the site is not done.
She talks about some of the decisions they've made so far including tossing out the code they'd had for previous sites and a list of ten priorities they wanted in the new version. These included the look and feel, features to handle the Call for Papers and selection process, monitoring tools and the ability to schedule the talks.