Michael MD
 Sydney, AU last edited: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:56:27 +1000  
just saw some spraci events come into my friendica network stream so looks like federation for spraci listings events might be working!



eg: https://spraci.info/profile/x2london

that relays public events listed here:
https://spraci.com/listings.php?parea=x2london


also for Sydney: https://spraci.info/profile/sydney

Melbourne: https://spraci.info/profile/x0melbourne


and quite a few other cities






next thing here is to make something to sync public events people add to those pages back to the listings
so if you want to post your events feel free to do so.

It is not intended to be one-way and hoping other listings sites will eventually wake up to federation and do something like this too.

I run both sites so its not a problem to do this and I don't need to send anything anywhere else to do it.





Liberate your public events from those walled gardens!





note: if you post events to those pages only post public events please,
anything with non-public permissions will be ignored by sync scripts.

also for it to work events MUST contain machine-readable dates

so if posting from Friendica or Hubzilla post it as an EVENT
or if from elsewhere add this at the top of the description:

Date: YYYY-MM-DD
(the start date of the event in year-month-day iso date format - in the same timezone as the city of the page)
if you know the start time you can do YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss


mask sure theres an empty line between that and the rest of your description





#events #gigguide #gigs #parties #nightlife #clubbing #festivals #federation


Todo:
make Friendica and Hubzilla addons for other sites to use to display a list of events in date order with user-configurable filtering rules.

also I need figure out how the new events types in the Diaspora protocol work and add support to Friendica and Hubzilla.  (saw a "todo" about that in the source code so I guess there)
(guessing Diaspora will soon have events features using that - when its widely supported by real sites it would probably be better to use that!)