I've been building a Facebook Events style event organizing system for the Fediverse. It's based on the simple, open source, privacy-respecting event organizing tool gath.io

The attached video is a work-in-progress preview and shows compatibility with Mastodon. My hope is to get it working with lots of software, including stuff like Friendica that supports events and calendars.

Check out more at my Patreon: patreon.com/posts/organizing-o

@darius Have you heard of Mobilizon which aims to do the same?

@vanecx I've seen it but it doesn't seem to actually exist yet. It wants to raise funds and be a business. My software exists right now, at least in a sandbox you can play around in: events.tinysubversions.com

@darius Well, it actually exists, it's going according to the roadmap Framasoft made : test.mobilizon.org/

I'm surprised you say it wants to be a business, aren't you confusing Framasoft with something else?


@vanecx Okay, I was going off of what I saw before they finished fundraising! The fact that they were trying to raise 50k EUR for the project seemed either (1) excessive or (2) like they are building something far more heavy than what I want.

Anyway, I'm glad that there is a test server up, I'll have to check it out.

@vanecx Ah, I set up a test event and I already disagree with their federation model! They are creating permanent human-tied users on each Mobilizon instance that own or attend events, whereas my vision creates actors for each new event and people can RSVP from their pre-existing fediverse accounts.

That is to say: we are doing very different things federation-wise!

@darius @vanecx
IMO your model is the future of the fediverse. Users keep their own accounts on whichever service they already use, and interact with cross-platform federated apps through activities and automated actors

also I'm working on a project to help enable that future. Taking the implentation from @GuppeGroups (based on your NodeJS reference imp.) and converting it to a modular library of express middleware and utils.
Still very early stage, but making progress


Oh what a coincidence, in today's social hub summary is another post about an events app by @gancio

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