Hey Mastodons, I hear you like open source and federation, so I'd like to tell you about 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

* Federation is simple and minimal, any help would be most welcomed. Source code is at github.com/GetTogetherComm/Get mastodon.cloud/media/cPwAJ8QWw

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@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.

@mhall119 @ted Some of the folks working on #aardwolf might have helpful input here...

@ted @cwebber place.sub looks interesting, and I might be able to use that with a local copy (it's far to slow to hit directly). I don't see any implementation of Events though.

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 :)

federated event plattform 

@mhall119 @ted
great!
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:
hub.libranet.de/channel/paulfr

also indyweb has a federated event function.

@mhall119 @ted just noticed this and it looks interesting...

Not aware of any widely used AP implementations that use locations, events, etc. but I think Nextcloud@mastodon.xyz 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 @cwebber @msh @ted I'd like to participate as well but Telegram is a bit of a non-starter (requires an app to get started). Is there a log of conversations somewhere that can be followed (or an IRC bridge?).

If not no worries. I'll follow along via github.

Thanks!

@craigmaloney @cwebber @msh @ted You can use the Telegram web app to join in. I haven't added any bots or anything to it yet, and don't have an IRC channel

@msh @mhall119 @cwebber @ted Unfortunately I couldn't find a way to sign up without the app. :( Perhaps I'm not looking in the fight spot though?

@mhall119 @msh @cwebber @ted Once you enter a phone number it wants you to use an app to create an account.

I downloaded the desktop app and it then wanted me to upload a photo.

Sorry, but nope.

@craigmaloney @msh @cwebber @ted I assume that's just for your profile picture, why not use the same one you have on here?

@mhall119 @msh @cwebber @ted That's quite alright. I already moved out of my comfort zone in running the app to log in. Asking for a photo confirmed that Telegram wasn't going to be a pleasant experience for me.

@craigmaloney @msh @cwebber @ted I've been considering Gitter as an alternative to Telegram, but you'd still have to log in to something for that

@mhall119 @msh @cwebber @ted I actually use Gitter for Tootstream (was selected by the project author) so I'm already there.

The issue I had was having to run an app in order to create an account that got me out of my comfort zone. That's all. :)

@strypey @ted @msh @cwebber @mhall119 Considering how many folks have checked out the gitter instance I think this is a moot topic.

@mhall119 @ted

I don't think any implementation uses them right now. As soon as you start federating them, though, I bet Pleroma will add support. The pleroma devs have said they want to support all AP objects
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