For the past few years, I have yearned for a comprehensive site to see all that was going on. As a connected guy, I have had the privilege of seeing, feeling and being directly solicited many of the interesting events around town. In fact, the original thesis for TTTalk was to build a go-to site for information including local events. I wanted to use my connectiveness as a platform to share with others.
Like most endeavors, the dreamer goal and the daily tasks are very very different. So, the one-stop source for local events fell by the wayside.
Yesterday, Jack Wang walked into my office. Jack is working on/at a startup that has applied to The Startup Factory. (We wish him well as we begin our Fall selection process).
Jack proceeeded to show me something I had stumbled upon about 2 weeks. He has built this cool RTP local calendar that scrapes from Meetup, Eventbrite and probably a few other sites. It is keyword driven and he has it geared towards the tech ecosystem. There are a TON of events in the calendar.
I love this for a couple reasons. First, it is a resource I have longed for. Second, he wants to share it with the community and did it for fun on the side. I have encouraged him to build some type of API gateway so I and others can incorporate it into our media properties (like this blog).
Stay tuned. Well done, Jack!!