It’s funny how things work out sometimes. Right now, I’m eyes deep in a major development job via the Venture Project and at the same time, the majority of my regular consulting work is also very tech oriented. I’ve spent so much time working with properties, values, and other CSS syntax goodies that html code comes out when I sneeze. But the upside side effects include a high speed knowledgebase update, the result of which has turned up some intriguing goodies…
One of which is the ATHENA Project, an open source ticketing system. Just mentioning box office software platform can cause headaches. Too many solutions are either wildly complex and equally expensive or outdated and limited. Long story short, ATHENA is born as a potential solution to this seemingly never ending question.
So far, it’s in its beginning stages but it will be fascinating to see when/where/how it takes off. the folks over at Fractured Atlas are managing the project and have set forth the following manifesto:
At Fractured Atlas, we believe it doesn’t have to be this way. We believe all organizations, large and small, should have access to a ticketing system that:
- Sells tickets exactly the way your organization wants to sell tickets;
- Is built on the latest and greatest technologies and software methodologies;
- Integrates with all of the other systems you already have (or might want to get);
- Makes it easy to try new things and incorporate emerging best practices;
- Is affordable for small non-profits, and preferably is completely free;
In order to keep tabs on the project, Fractured Atlas set up microsite at http://athena.fracturedatlas.org so if you’re interested in where ATHENA might go (and you should) then head over and set a bookmark.