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Short Description
```docker run -p 80:5000 dengyiping/open-event-orga-server```
Full Description

Open-Event Server

This server which will manage all the data of the event. Backed by a database,
it provides API endpoints to fetch the data, and also to modify/update it.

The database can be a sqlite db file or saved in json itself.

The schema for the database is provided here

The data is provided over the API endpoints as described here


Please join our mailing list to discuss questions regarding the project:!forum/open-event

Getting Started

Install with Docker on Ubuntu:

  • Get the latest version of docker:
    sudo apt-get install linux-image-extra-`uname -r`
    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys 58118E89F3A912897C070ADBF76221572C52609D
    echo "deb ubuntu-trusty main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install docker-engine
  • Docker run: docker run -p 80:5000 dengyiping/open-event-orga-server


  • Install VirtualBox, choose a version that is compatible with the vagrant version. The current version at the time of writing is 5.0.x for VirtualBox.
  • Install Vagrant according to the version needed by your system. If you had previously used vagrant and installed with rubygems or HomeBrew it will not work with version 5.0.x of VirtualBox. You need to uninstall any previous version and use the installation file provided on the Vagrant website. The current version at the time of writing is 1.7.X, just make sure that Vagrant and VirtualBox are compatible with each other.
  • From here you require an active terminal/command prompt at your disposal
  • Clone the project
    git clone
    cd open-event-orga-server
  • Bring up the virtual machine. This will start installation of a ubuntu box within which the server will run with all its components
    vagrant up
    If the above command gives you error saying valid providers not found .... Use this command instead
    vagrant up --provider=virtualbox
  • You will see a bunch of output related to the provisioning of the virtual machine. Something like below:

    Bringing machine 'default' up with 'virtualbox' provider...
    ==> default: Importing base box 'ubuntu/trusty64'...
    ==> default: Matching MAC address for NAT networking...
    ==> default: Checking if box 'ubuntu/trusty64' is up to date...
    ==> default: Preparing network interfaces based on configuration...
      default: Adapter 1: nat
    ==> default: Forwarding ports...
    ==> default: Booting VM...
    ==> default: Waiting for machine to boot. This may take a few minutes...
      default: SSH
    ==> default: Preparing to unpack .../libjpeg8_8c-2ubuntu8_amd64.deb ...
    ==> default: Unpacking libjpeg8:amd64 (8c-2ubuntu8) ...
    ==> default: Selecting previously unselected package libjbig0:amd64.
    ==> default: Preparing to unpack .../libjbig0_2.0-2ubuntu4.1_amd64.deb ...
    ==> default: Unpacking libjbig0:amd64 (2.0-2ubuntu4.1) ...
    ==> default: Selecting previously unselected package libtiff5:amd64.
    ==> default: Preparing to unpack .../libtiff5_4.0.3-7ubuntu0.3_amd64.deb ...

    Just wait patiently, it will take about 10-15 minutes depending on your computer and the Internet connection. Go sip a coffee in the meantime.

  • Once the box is setup up you can enter it by ssh in order to examine its contents.

  • With Vagrant, the project is automatically synced up, the changes you make to the models and project files are reflected within the vagrant VM.
  • Now ssh into the box
    vagrant ssh
  • This will bring you to the root directory of the VM. Now do
    cd /vagrant
    Now you are inside a synced up copy of the project directory. if you do ls, the files within the folder are the same as in your current folder.
  • Time to run the app, if the DB migrations went well, then doing this will be okay
    It should exit normally without raising any errors, if you have any errors, then double check your Database configuration, do echo $DATABASE_URL at the command prompt and you should see a string with the Postgres DB url.
    echo $DATABASE_URL
    # Gives something like this below
    If you don't see anything as output, then there is a bug in the provision scripts.
  • You can try exporting the $DATABASE_URL manually
    export DATABASE_URL=postgresql://open_event_user:start@localhost:5432/test
    and then try running python again
  • Finally, fire up
    python runserver -h -p 5000
  • Now your server is up and running. We use as address so that the app binds to all public IPs on the box, so that you can browse it from your host machine. In the Vagrantfile we have exposed port 5000 from the guest machine to 8001 so all API calls and HTTP requests must be made via 8001 from the host machine
  • To view the admin page go to or localhost:8001 you should be directed to the admin page automatically.
  • Congratulations you have finally made it through the configuration part of the app, now Good Luck Coding :)

Model updates

When writing changes to models. Use migrations.

 # To generate a migration after doing a model update
 python db migrate

 # To sync Database
 python db upgrade

 # To rollback
 python db downgrade

When checking in code for models, please update migrations as well.


  • Database - Postgres
  • Webserver - Nginx
  • App server - uwsgi
  • Web framework - flask (particularly flask-admin)

Demo version

Go to demo version

Chat open event orga-server


This project is currently licensed under the GNU General Public License v3. A
copy of should be present along with the source code. To obtain the
software under a different license, please contact FOSSASIA.

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