One of the side effects of building a calendar of tech events is that we’re also building up a pretty good list of active tech groups, and it’s time we started making that more useful.
The first step is to separate groups by location. Now when looking at a place you can also view a list of all the groups there. For instance, here’s the lists for Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee. We’ll add more filtering of this list later (free search, those who held events in the last six months only, etc).
Groups are currently marked as being in a location when they hold an event there, but in the future people will be able to add or remove locations to groups freely. For instance some conferences move around. After they have held an event in one city they may not return for years and in that case you may want to remove the city manually.
As with all features, we’ll be monitoring how this is used and feedback is welcome!