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Weekend Map: “almost everything that’s happening in Philadelphia this weekend on a map”

The Weekend Map, a tool meant to aggregate ‘almost everything that’s happening’ in a city on an interactive map, now has a Philadelphia version. Launched three months ago by two Brooklyn web designers, the project already has versions in New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco, says Casey Falvey. Falvey and co-founder […]


The Weekend Map, a tool meant to aggregate ‘almost everything that’s happening’ in a city on an interactive map, now has a Philadelphia version.
Launched three months ago by two Brooklyn web designers, the project already has versions in New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco, says Casey Falvey.
Falvey and co-founder Reki Hattori both moved on from nonprofit web design to focus on the Weekend Map, which has focused on those six cities based on factors including demographics, population density and “perhaps most importantly, the availability of data,” said Falvey.
“Currently we are sourcing the data available from third party APIs, such as Eventbrite, Meetup and Songcast. However we are quickly building out the infrastructure needed to allow users to submit their own events, and have the site be geared primarily towards discovering hyperlocal user submitted community-based events,” Falvey said. “Since we do expect it be some time before there is nearly enough data to fill the map with only user submitted events, we will slowly transition from primarily third party data to a mix [in one to three months] and then finally to just user-generated data [in three to six months].
The pair is funding their work through freelance web development work and limited ad revenue.
Added Falvey: “We still hope the current iteration of the site is novel and valuable to the cities we’re in because it brings together a diverse mix of events from around the web in a really visually appealing and user focused and friendly way.”

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