I have had a few positive responses to the site, which is encouraging, and also a couple of requests to put up events. Please note that this site is only for testing the concept, not for publicising events in the long term. If there is a consensus to go with a calendar site like this one then I think the first thing we need to do is decide on a name for the initiative. Once we have a name we could choose a domain name that is consistent with it. www.daveevans.nz is really not appropriate!
Getting events on to the calendar is not automated. I suspect it will always need moderating to some extent, given the destructive trolls that live under the Internet. I am willing to put the events up, but only if they are made known to me in an agreed form that gives all the details – hence the Google form in the previous post. Events can also be picked semi-automatically from a Facebook event calendar or a Google calendar. If you want to submit several events I could supply a template spreadsheet that has all the necessary columns. I am not offering to search out an enter event details myself, that just wouldn’t scale to the potentially large number of events.
Comments can be made on any of these posts by clicking on the “Leave a comment” link below. Perhaps leave your suggestions for the name of the initiative. Once we have some candidate names perhaps we could use a SurveyMonkey poll to select the most popular. This would be quicker than waiting until the next networking meeting, if that’s the way people want to go.