At MODXpo 2012
I started discussing the MODX Ambassador program. In short, the Ambassadors will be people that are passionate about MODX, and sharing their enthusiasm with their local communities or in virtual special interest groups. Please read my latest blog for a few more details
One of the things that would be very useful would be to have a way to easily manage ad hoc groups of people around regions or special interest groups. MODX users could join or leave these groups at will and without hassle. This really wouldn't be all that dissimilar to how Meetup.com works, but we'd like to keep it within MODX—we have some other things in the works where an integration would not be optimal.
I don't really think we need a full blown mini-social network with dedicated "walls" for each group, but I'm not opposed to that either (if that's what would make the Ambassadors lives easier) … we can always have dedicated Forum topics for the various groups, too. We'd definitely like to be able to integrate with MailChimp/Mandrill to send out notices of events to the various individuals, and we need a way to schedule and take RSVPs to events (and email those that are attending important updates or event reminders).
Has anyone built something like this or have an idea about the best approach? Please share any feedback or ideas on how to make the Ambassador program an effective way to spread, connect and strenghten the MODX community.
[ed. note: smashingred last edited this post 8 years, 7 months ago.]