With enough resources, we’d only use open source technology. But there are some things that are almost impossible to do at the small-scale without using commercial platforms like Mailchimp and Eventbrite.

Mailchimp makes it possible for us to manage an email announcement list that complies with the anti-spam measures put in place by Gmail and other large-scale email platforms. Eventbrite provides a scaleable and inexpensive way to register participants for workshops, forums, and conferences.