re: So meetup.com is going to charge attendees in future - what's next for event organizers? VIEW POST

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As an event organizer myself, I have started looking around at my alternative options.

I have compiled them into a github repo readme.md

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Compiling a list of meetup alternatives, and possible replacement technologies. PR is welcomed.

list-of-meetup-alternatives

Compiling a list of meetup alternatives, and possible replacement technologies. PR is welcomed.


Context

So meetup.com maybe planning to charge a $2 per RSVP - this will effectively kill any "free meetup". So as a meetup co-organizer myself, this is me researching for a plan to mitigate this!


Open Source Solutions (with demo)

The following are either outright meetup clones, or are "close enough" drop in replacement A similar list in table format (by "coderbyheart") can be found here

Get Together

GIT - DEMO

  • groups: yes, with search (it is a meetup clone)
  • event search: yes, with locations, and more (its a meetup clone)
  • federation: basic import from live sites, using a CLI command (on a cron schedule?)

Most feature complete, one-to-one with meetup.com, as it was part of its original design goals.

More importantly its the only project to recognize the need for federation of events.

Open Event

 
 
 

As the main developer of Agorakit, I'm really happy to see that you included it on the list.

My initial battle plan was (and still is) to create mix of basecamp and meetup. We already have plenty of features for groups that wants to organize (calendar with event you can attend to, discussions, files, map of members, notifications).

I'd love to enhance the meetup-clone part of the project since it is also very important for the initial use case (citizen groups). For instance I'm working on email/sms notifications for attendees. This feature will soon land on master.

Feedback is highly welcome.

Help even more, if Laravel is your thing, I'm comited to help anyone, especially junior laravel devs who want to level up their skills.

Our (currently small but friendly) community of devs is there waiting for you :

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