Version 1 (modified by Aaron Williamson, 9 years ago) ( diff )


BluePrint: Update Projects interface to meet Occupy's needs


The Occupy projects team is currently using a Google Form to capture information about projects. The Sahana Projects system seems to be designed to capture information about work done on internal projects -- the question is whether we can use it to define future projects for which volunteers & services are needed, etc.

This is how it seems the fields in the Google form map to existing database objects:

  • Project name: project name
  • Project blurb: short activity description
  • Project description: project description
  • Organization: lead implementor
  • Location: activity location
  • Services needed: tasks, assigned to service leads (tech, volunteers, grants, budget)
  • Private contact information: reference to project lead
  • Public contact info: who people should get in touch with if they're interested in helping (could just go in description)

These are fields that don't seem to have an analog in Sahana's models:

  • Project (Activity?) category: new model with entries like distribution, food, etc.
  • Media link: url to Youtube site, etc.
  • Project partners: individuals and org references


A project team member would create a new project and associated activities. They would create tasks for services they need, assigned to the people who lead those services (tech, volunteers, funding, etc.). Activity/project info would be publicly accessible to people interested in volunteering on specific activities. Project team members could view information about all ongoing and planned projects.


  • A new activity category model
  • Media link and project partners fields added to activity model
  • A new (non-editable) view of individual projects and existing activities
  • A new public project list and individual project views


(See requirements.)


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