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From "Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH)" <Ross.Gard...@microsoft.com>
Subject meetups.com Webapp (based on Rich's script)
Date Mon, 08 Jun 2015 07:08:41 GMT
Inspired by Rich's work on the meetups.com script I have just completed a somewhat useful webapp.
My initial focus was to address the two pain points Rich identified with his script:


1)      Need to manually filter results to remove false positives

2)      Scheduling tweets

I tackled the first one by making it a crowdsourced thing (i.e.  events are imported into
a database and anyone can mark it as not applicable). For the second I've provided an easy
way to submit tweets to twitter and bufferapp (an application I use for scheduling tweets,
free accounts are available).

For this to be truly usable (especially item 1) we need to deploy it to a running server somewhere.
I don't really want to do that until I've put a rate limit on the number of times an import
from meetups.com can be performed (since this is using Rich's personal key). However, it is
workable right now and personally I believe it already provides a significant performance
improvement for the tweets feature.

It's in SVN (https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/comdev/tools) the readme should be enough to
get you going. It's a couple of Docker containers so you will need to install Docker. I'd
really appreciate contributions and will be happy to help clarify anything needed to get you
up and running.

Ross

Ross



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