Is anyone doing a #federated #OpenSource alternative to Meetup.com?

It's useful for local events, but very expensive for organisers ($15 a month for a basic events page). People pay purely because others use it, an open alternative would be 👍

Meetup's "network effect" might be overcome because it isn't a global network (e.g. someone in London is only going to care about meetups in London).

Also, an open alternative would be perfect fit for #federation, each community having its own instance.

@switchingsocial Is this something that can be built on ActivityPub? If so, I think that the project I'm leading would be a good use case, as we want users (educators) to meet up IRL: moodle.com/MoodleNet

/ cc @mayel

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