In 2015 Orienteering Australia set up an Eventor Working Group (EWG) to develop a set of specifications to improve Eventor, particularly focussed on improving the membership functionality. The first phase of this development was rolled out in November 2015 with improvements to membership renewal. The second phase titled ‘Linking Event Fees to Membership’ has now been completed and is ready for deployment. These developments have been funded through an Australian Sports Commission grant.
The developments now allow event administrators to specify differential entry fees for members and non-members (casuals). The current developments have undergone extensive User Acceptance Testing by the EWG. With all known issues now addressed, it is ready to be deployed onto the production server. This upgrade is planned be done on the evening of Thursday 3rd March EDT.
The changes are applicable to all people who administer events in Eventor. Documentation has been developed and emailed to state Eventor administrators. State administrators have been requested to advertise the changes via websites or newsletters.
These developments have been lead by Ian Rathbone, the chairperson of the EWG.