One of my main goals since getting the portal up and running was to make it more organisation agnostic so that others could run it. We received an email a few weeks ago from someone from Woodcraft Guild of the ACT who wanted to use our access system. This gave me the motivation I needed to finish off the changes necessary.
This weekend I copied the portal code into my personal GitHub account and renamed it to “MemberMatters”. I then made a whole bunch of changes and removed almost all of the HSBNE specific stuff. I made a lot of stuff configurable with settings stored in the database, tidied up the deployment process and wrote some detailed documentation for getting started with it.
In the next week or two I will convert our instance of the portal over to using this “new” MemberMatters software. From a user experience point of view, you won’t notice any changes and it will still be called the HSBNE Portal and hosted on portal.hsbne.org.
Moving forward I will no longer be maintaining the “hsbneportal” software and will be directing my efforts to “MemberMatters”. You can access the MemberMatters public GitHub repo here.