The website will consist of the following main features:
There will be a **public calendar** where users will be able to see upcoming events in their community. They will be able to sort events by tags, search for events, see events in various formats (week, day, list, etc.).
Each event will have its own **event page** with videos/graphics/etc. promoting it. Event hosts will be able to create pages with various pre-designed themes. If some event hosts require, customized pages can be loaded to this location.
Users will be able to add events to their **personal calendars**. A very good user friendly UI is needed (drag and drop maybe)
Some events may be ticketed. **E-ticketing** can be done using credit cards and pay pal accounts for those events. You will also have to take care of managing the commerce part and creating the system by which money will be paid by users to the website and from the website to the event host.
There will be an event management **dashboard** where the event host will be able to see the progress of ticket sales and other statistics. There will also be a dashboard for the website administrator to view overall statistics regarding all events.
A very good command over **graphic design** is also needed since the website needs to be very well designed. A very clean design will be preferred. If you don't want to deal with the graphic design part, you must know someone who can.
There needs to be a lot of scope for growth. There will be **advanced features** such as recommended events based on past viewing and ticket purchases, etc. You need to be able to handle all these. I may also want to develop an iPhone app for this website in the future and it would be nice if you have the abilities to handle this.
I know basic HTML and have done a very small amount of programming, so while I will be comfortable discussing the technical aspects of the job, I need someone who is independent and can work on this without much technical guidance. Of course, as far as all the other aspects go, I will be more than happy to discuss all the details with you. Please send me some of your past work with your replies.