Hey Mastodons, I hear you like open source and federation, so I'd like to tell you about https://gettogether.community/ an open source, federated(*) event planning service similar to Meetup
It's free to use, and while it's still very early development it is live! Try it yourself, share it with your friends, start a team ahd have a Get Together! #gettogether
@mhall119 we talked about protocols before, but probably ActivityPub, the protocol Mastodon uses, would be a good match for that. Problem being there's not a lot of implementations to crib from.
@ted The Place and Event parts of ActivityPub would work, but I'm not aware of any other implementation using them for anything, are you?
@ted I could also use help from somebody who is familiar with the ActivityPub/ActivityStream protocols already, rather than trying to learn them while I'm implementing them. For now I have a simple JSON feed and a script to pull from it.
@mhall119 yeah, that's a problem. I think the number of people who are really familiar is enough to fit on a small bus. So there's probably not a lot of spare capacity there.
FWIW, I wouldn't mind GetTogether being the first to implement Events, or to also publish Places, as long as somebody else does does the implementation :)
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you might be also intrested then to check out hubzilla.
It's a federated social network that has events and CalDav implemented.
hubzilla also federates with ActivityPub, Ostatus, diaspora, friendica.
I've made here a test event, incl a short screen record how event creation looks like:
also indyweb has a federated event function.
Not aware of any widely used AP implementations that use locations, events, etc. but I think [email protected] is heading in that direction.
Also I think objects can be (or contain) multiple types so an event could also be a note which Mastodon could munch on making for interesting ideas to spread announcements? My AP knowledge is limited though.
@cwebber is a busy person but a good person to bounce ideas off...
@mhall119 Just checked it out. Very cool! I may create a team (not sure what subject yet) for here in the St. Louis metro area.
@mhall119 It's a cool idea but also looks like it needs a LOT more basic development before release into the wild. Keep us posted as it comes together though! The more it can be integrated to Mastodon, the better.
@mhall119 I suggest using ActivityPub for federation. There's no other platform that has implemented events/places in AP yet but it doesn't mean they won't appear, and other apps like Mastodon could add support or semi-support for displaying the data (like how PeerTube/Mastodon integration works).
@mhall119 I just tried creating a group and got a Python stack trace due to "missing country code." But there were no countries available to put into the (presumably) country code dropdown.
@mhall119 this is relevant to my Internets!
@mhall119 I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but I cannot signup
Very interesting. I just registerred a #gettogether account. (First tried with Chrome for Android, but failed with a looong db debugging error message. Then registered successfully with #Vivaldibrowser on the #Linux laptop.)
Will schedule a #MOMOCzone event tomorrow, perhaps even with www.gettogether.community as Meetup.com competitor among the main topics :-)
@LeeteqXV Feedback is welcome, any features you want to see added please file an Issue on GitHub for me: https://github.com/GetTogetherComm/GetTogether/issues
@LeeteqXV Was the debug error on login or when creating a team?
It happened when trying to create the team initially. Aborted and registered on the laptop instead.
@LeeteqXV Ah, ok, that's been fixed. It'll now warn you if you submit without a city selected and send you back to the form, rather than crashing :)
Right. I actually had no cities to choose from in that dropdown menu, and did not notice/see the manual fill-in city field beside or under it before I switched to the computer/larger screen, so I submitted the form without a city when it crashed.
@mhall119 too sad... I can not create my team based in Switzerland, after typing the country... the city list is empty and I can't proceed further 😟
@mhall119 nevermind! I did not understand I could directly type the city name here... all good now :)
Thanks for sharing, this is awesome.
@mhall119 Thank you, I have been looking for this, but never thought to really consider something of this direction.
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