Ever since the launch of this application, the EventbriteAPI we were using has been discontinued, therefore that part had to be taken out of the feed. You are still free to use the application, but don't expect any events to appear in your feed
TMI - Too much information
Learning alone, sometimes, kind of sucks
After figuring out a way to try and solve the TMI problem. We needed to find a way to connect with fellow developers, learners, and mentors in the same as the user so that the code learning journey can be more enjoyable. Or at least, make people suffer together. As a user creates a chance it is given a chance to choose between three cities (for now): Berlin, Paris, and Lisbon. For demo purposes, we created a button to add people (on the spot), but in the wild, this app, would serve people once a week. The user that is served with a random in the same city and, with a larger user base, we can also do more specific randomization - according to interests, previously "pinned news and events", programming level, etc. We connect developers in the same city and give them a chance to meet, each other. This way, they can learn with and from one another.
The current news feed is sourced from NewsAPI and EventbriteAPI, but ideally, we would want the user to get access to a bigger amount of sources. Plug in more apis, rss feeds and even content types. We would love to have a chance for people from other cities to be in the app. We would want to make the matching algorithm more precise and more specific according to programming level and also get "remote buddies" and "remote mentors" Obviously, as it stands, the communication between users would be done off-platform. In the future, creating an in-app communication interface would be better (messaging, maybe). In a somewhat distant future, we could integrate courses from some of the best and established course creators - not creating our own - but more on a recommendation basis. Connecting with some learning sources - some Youtube Channels, some Udemy courses and even some useful websites, like replit and Code Wars.
To the people that helped this app be live right now - the Ironhack teaching staff - Svenja, Bruno, Min, and Pierre - to the NewsAPI and EventbriteAPI people that created such incredible interfaces for students and developers to learn more.