I’m rather new (2nd day) and so far so good. I thought the idea of a local group in my area was interesting. I found the wiki with the list of groups and there are a few (DC area). The only problem is I have to login to Facebook. I don’t have Facebook. I know there are ways to make groups in Facebook open to the public but it appears none of my local groups are ‘open’.
So I guess my questions are:
Why are we (freeCodeCamp) using facebook for these groups? Any specific functionality that FB offers that other group/meetup websites don’t?
Any reason the groups aren’t ‘open’ to view by the public? I would be fine with the ‘read only’ aspect so I could see when the next group meetup is and maybe contact info for my local organizers.
Perhaps this would be a great project for an enterprising new coder (like myself for example) to come up with a simple platform for freeCodeCamp to use instead of Facebook? Integrate it into Github (like other aspect of fCC have).