Eventil

Product Hunt for tech events

Eventil is a website to find and discover programming/tech events and their participants: attendees, speakers & organizers.

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Zaiste
Maker
Software Engineer
Hello PH, As a hobby I organize various tech events. (I'm most proud of PolyConf). I've created Eventil to solve my own problems with tech event organization. The goal is to build a tight community of people around tech events and to help make them more diverse and inclusive. The focus is more on the people than on events. I'm looking forward to your feedback/suggestions!
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Chris Messina
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@zaiste thoughts on upcoming.org?
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Zaiste
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Software Engineer
@chrismessina I didn't know about it before. Thank you for sharing. I like their approach very much. It's a curated (and not scrapped) list of interesting events with city ambassadors. The story is inspiring. With Eventil I'd like to focus exclusively on tech/programming events. If it kicks off, I'd like to shift the focus to the presentations that happen during events. This would be more a competition with YouTube/SlideShare. I see (programming) events just as containers of interesting content.
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Chris Messina
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@zaiste got it! You should talk to @waxpancake — given how many tech/programming events are already listed on Upcoming. Also, what do you think of SpeakerDeck.com?
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Chris Messina
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@zaiste I suppose I'd also add Lanyrd to the mix of previous and related efforts worth looking into...
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Zaiste
Maker
Software Engineer
@chrismessina Thank you for the hint! I'll contact @waxpancake SpeakerDeck is a wonderful product: simple and easy to use. I'd like to improve on that concept. Wouldn't it be great if we could have slides and the video side by side? Just the video with the « recorded » slides isn't discoverable nor user friendly (e.g. some people still use very small font). You cannot also automatically search and parse them. With only slides you may lack the context. There were such approaches in the past. The most notable seems the one by InfoQ. This could go even further if we added scientific publications/papers to the mix. It could help deepen your understanding.
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Using it both as speaker and attendee for more than a year and like it.

Pros:

Easy to use and discover

Cons:

Some UX problems

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Ryan Hoover
Founder, Product Hunt
Congrats on the 🚀, @zaiste! I've seen several attempts to build an event discovery platform but I don't think I've seen a people-centric approach. How are you thinking about seeding and growing the community?
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Zaiste
Maker
Software Engineer
@rrhoover Thank you! It's been now 11 years since I'm involved in tech event organization. PolyConf started in 2014, before I was running RuPy for 7 years. I'm still in contact with many of the speakers that appeared at those events. At this stage I'm trying to help them aggregate their talks in a single place and to manage their potential future speaking engagements. I'm reaching to each person I know individually. We all have our favorite speakers. Eventil gives a possibility to follow those people and be notified about what they do and where they speak. It's very basic, but eventually this could be a way to grow the community further.
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Emiland De CubberMarketing Manager, Twitter France
I have worked with Zaiste on several projects and I really trust his approach on tech and events. Good luck to Eventil!
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Zaiste
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Software Engineer
@emilanddc thank you!
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