Something like 6 years ago I started chicagotechevents.com. My idea was to create a list of events to help people be aware of all the cool stuff going on in the Chicago tech community.
While the community and our events have evolved over the years, the website has not. I think it is high time for a redesign.
In the past, people could submit events by creating an account (powered by Auth0). For the new site, people will be able to submit sites without creating an account.
I created a Netlify Function that creates a new markdown file for the new event and uses the Github API to create a pull request which I can then review and add to the site. Thanks to David Wells for sharing a great example of this and answering some questions for me while I was initially figuring things out.
Before I can officially deploy the new site, I still have some work to do:
- Generate email template for the newsletter
- Set up RSS feed
- Use Meetup and Eventbrite APIs to grab new events