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  1. Vova Feldman (@vovafeldman)

    Great initiative Vladimir! Since I moved from Israel to NYC on August 2014, the way I was notified about events is twitter / blogs. Unfortunately I can’t follow everything and many of the events are far away from me. Having a crowdsourced centralized map is valuable and for sure will help me to be more involved. Thanks!

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    • Andy Christian

      Hey there! If you haven’t already found it, there is a monthly WordPress meetup in NYC: http://meetup.com/WordPressNYC

      They also have a community site at http://wpnyc.org/

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      • Vladimir Prelovac

        Hi Andy

        We auto-crawl meetup.com and insert events with at least 6 people that RSVPd (otheriwse we would have thousands of events but not all are really that live).

        If the event is new the organizer can email us at hi@managewp.org and we’ll give them access to create a new event.

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      • Dave Loodts

        Hi Vladimir, thanks for the initiative. You mentioned auto-crawl, but i can’t see any meetups from Belgium which are on meetup.com.
        In Belgium we have 2 active meetup groups:

        WordPress Meetup Antwerp

        Antwerpen, BE
        580 WordPress Enthusiasts

        We’re a group of WordPress developers, designers, and publishers who get together to share our knowledge and experience, and to meet other WordPress users in the area. The Wor…

        Next Meetup

        About climate change, the internet & our responsibility (+ k…

        Monday, Dec 16, 2019, 7:00 PM
        23 Attending

        Check out this Meetup Group →

        Brussels WordPress Meetup

        Brussels, BE
        558 Members

        A gathering of WordPress users and professionals of all levels.Whether you’re a site owner, designer, developer, plug-in creator all are welcome to attend to learn, share and…

        Check out this Meetup Group →

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      • Vladimir Prelovac

        Initially we got only meetups that have 10 people RSVPd. We are dropping this limit to 6 now. The problem was there are literally thousands of meetups otherwise and the map was overwhelmed.

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      • Vova Feldman (@vovafeldman)

        @Andy I’m already hooked to the NYC meetup :)

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  2. BobWP

    This is a great resource and though as you said, some UI changes may help, overall I love the concept. My biggest question is more around criteria. For example, meetups. Looking through what is there so far, it appears that it doesn’t have to be an official WordPress meetup under the umbrella the umbrella of WordPress as the organizer. For example, I have my own WordPress BobWP meetup where I do my free workshops. I also am a co-organizer of a Seattle WooCommerce meetup. Do those two qualify?

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  3. Patrick

    “Only registered users to ManageWP.org are able to create new events. ” Seriously? Why create a bar to adding our meetup?

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    • Vladimir Prelovac

      Hi Patrick

      This means managewp.org users which is basically login with your Twitter, Facebook or Google account. This simple ‘bar’ is in order to prevent spam submissions (its either this or captchas)

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  4. Hugh

    This is great – very handy tool to have :)

    I agree with Jeff that it’s a bit weird that you have to specify an end date even if the event is only a one day affair. Perhaps add a bit of JS that automatically sets the end date to the same as the start date by default? That would streamline things a little bit, but otherwise it’s a simple tool to use.

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  5. Ian Dunn

    WordCamp Central lists only WordCamps without a map showing their location.

    Yeah, that’s definitely something that’s missing. We’ll be adding it in the future, and most of the code is actually already written, but I’ve had a couple higher priority projects come up and haven’t had time to circle back to it yet. You can follow the progress on Meta #816.

    Also, we haven’t officially announced it yet, but the JSON API was opened up on WordCamp.org last week, so you could pull in WordCamps automatically. We’ve customized the output to only whitelist certain data, so I’m gathering feedback about what people what to access before making the announcement. Let me know if you’d like to try integrating the data automatically.

    The Events page on make/Community already pulls in WordCamps and official WP meetups, but the WordCamps aren’t being listed correctly yet because the API doesn’t support filtering by date yet.

    That page is really just a prototype though, it’ll ultimately be superseded by the Community Hub project, which will provide a map of worldwide events, and a lot more.

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