I wish I could click a keyword in a conference list and then see more conferences with that keyword.
Also, the top date menu is confusing for me. I actually thought for a while the 18 was for Day of month, not year. But at least year makes more sense than some ranges that would end mid-month.
I tinkered and came up with two alternatives (I like the bottom one more) http://i.imgur.com/P0sz1aA.png
Keep up the great work!
+1 to the request for the clickable tags - as that was the first ting I tried to do.
Good job. The only suggestion I can think of right now would be to add a link to the linkedin group surrounding that conf.
and to be fair, i'd be just as tickled if someone made a search engine; despite google being the current juggernaut in the space.
I am in the Bay area, and I'm interested in all local tech conferences. Seems like if I search for SF, I only see conferences in that city. What would be useful is to gather commutable geos together. When I was on the east coast, NY, NJ, CT and MA conferences were all reachable in a day trip, which is why that was my region of interest.
I think someone did this for hackathons too but not sure if that died off. Another idea is to link to previous iterations of conferences.
Final thought .. you could mine ACM/IEEE conferences .. those are tech-relevant.
For example, ACM CHI has a huge expo for demos and tech companies. IEEE/ACM ICSE has an industry track (now known as Software Engineering in Practice).
A calendar with a tag cloud that can be toggled.
A world map with the same tag cloud.
Work backwards and make it into an archive of-
a conference about conferences.
1. Create website that aggregates something tech event
2. Drive traffic to it through SEO and by utilizing the FOMO
3. Create a conference about tech conferences and have an instant audience
It's such a dumb idea it <s>might</s> will actually work.
And yet, it still exists, running along with juuust enough inertia to crowd out any potential replacements.
If you're reading this and work at Eventbrite: Please, lobby internally to put Lanyrd out of its misery.
If you want to make requests of any kind you're better off reaching out to Eventbrite directly.
It's a shame it's been left to languish.
Seems like this should be a feature of papercall.io which seemingly has a more obvious path to sustainable revenue.
"We couldn't find any results. Select other filters, or let us know if we miss a conference."
Where: Cologne, Germany
"Pirate Summit - Cologne, GermanySep 6 - 7"
I think you could better separate the actionable filter items from the branding parts. So, in a thin top tier, have your brand top left, "Find conferences near you" in the middle, and perhaps "Add a conference" top right. This will give you more room to fit conferences on screen - at the moment it's a bit sparse - 500px before I get to the listing itself.
Then you can have the filters and search boxes in their own area and have more room to make it really obvious that their use impacts the list below without the line "Know a conference..." in between.
You could consider updating "Upcoming conferences" with info pertaining to the search. e.g., "Conferences in Jul-Sep 2018".
I can appreciate that "18" alone saves space, but my first thought was that it was September 18th. You could use 2018 or '18 maybe?
Put a max width on the conference icons and a margin on the right - the widest ones are butting up against their names.
Most security conferences are missing. Black Hat, bssides (except canberra, apparently), defcon, toorcon, recon, usenix, chaos computer club congress, RSA.
You might want to fix this.
Also whenever I type anything into the "Keyword" box nothing is returned.
It would also be good to see similar info for conferences that have exhibitor booths.
For a much more complete listing (although with a somewhat different focus) you can also use the LWN community calendar, which has been around for what feels like forever: https://lwn.net/Calendar/
As an additional feature, considering the target audience, I would suggest to add some API with filter option, using CalDav format for example . Everyone would be able to fetch latest data from conferencelist in their local calendars ;)
- See fees (including deadlines for each phase ?)
- Subscribe (by email) to tags (new conferences with a certain tag) and/or ending of Early Bird phase (or other phases)
- Have rss feed based on tag(s)
- See similar conferences (based on tags)
- Button to add a conference to my calendar (or maybe have Google calendar feed, based on tags)
- Filter by region; I do not mind flying a few hours, meaning anywhere in Europe for me. But I will never go to the US and not easily to Asia.
lanyrd.com is long dead without any good replacement. I'm not too sure why they keep the website up. What it does it only confuses people. I know that this probably out of their control right now. Eventbrite killed the really good website.
The service they had was solving real problem. Now you are solving real problem. Good luck!
Full disclosure - this is my site -- but you can join and keep track of conferences.
This is not a problem that needs a solution. It's yet another developer (or wanna-be 'need a job in development' person) who needs a puff portfolio piece that shows he knows how to connect a few database fields with a front-end display - and mixed with search! Wow! (Well, it mostly works anyway).
I have yet to see one of these ShowHN pieces be anything but the latter. They should split ShowHN into ShowHNFluffYouBuiltToGetAJob and ShowHNStuffThatSavesLives, because I'd only be interested in the second one.
And of course, you have to have your submissions vetted by the guy who not only "promises" to always maintain this (I call), but who obnoxiously floats his Twit handle over the footer as you scroll... he either doesn't believe in crowd-sourcing genuinely or doesn't want to deal with a user-end database. Likely, he'll turn that "I don't charge to be listed" into "listings are only $99/year" pretty quickly.
Whoever said this guy was solving a "simple and actual problem" is sadly misleading this poor fellow. It was not a problem. Conferences are not concerned that there are not enough listing sites out there. Conference attendees are aware of, in their respective circles, where to go and what to attend. It's not a simple problem. It's not a problem at all.
What is a problem is the proliferation (i.e. clutter) of the internet of everyone and their sister building fluffy stuff with .co and .io domains. Can I just block all such domains from my browser? My internet would actually be better if I could.
Sigh... the death of the Yahoo Directory was heading toward this all along, wasn't it?
This way the user only has to type one location instead of trying a bunch of places near him/her.
* There are no conferences for either Ruby or Elixir
* There are no conferences on bitcoin
* There is only one conference for React
* You can leave data in the form on where by not picking autocomplete and then it appears to have searched for it but gives incorrect results
* The only way to clear the date settings is to reload the page
I love the concept and the lack of knowing what conferences are happening even nearby is a very real problem but I think there are issues with your database and your search interface.
Sorry - love the idea. Am disturbed by the subpar execution.