I’m not sure if this is going to be useful to a lot of people, but based on this thread, I decided to create a server in my spare time that can notify you via email of new regionals in your state.
All you have to do to sign up for the notifications mailing list for your state is PM me with your email address and state and I will add you to the list.
It checks for new tournaments every 30 minutes. If there is a new tournament (or multiple) in your region, it will simply send an email with the tournament name, start date/time, and city. You can unsubscribe at any time, just PM me.
This server’s software is in its earliest stages, so its bound to have a lot of bugs and issues. Any people who are willing to help test it for me are greatly appreciated. If you do run into bugs, or you just have a general improvement you’d like to see, please post it on this thread. You may also want to occasionally manually check RobotEvents to make sure you got notifications for all new tournaments, if you didn’t, please let me know.
If you are the first sign up in your region, your first email will list every ITZ tournament in you region. This is because the server will be retrieving your region’s data for the first time, and it will not have the information in its stores yet, making the server think its new information. This bug is a top priority fix. I’ve already added New York, Arizona, Hawaii, and California manually. I will try to add more states manually to prevent this.
The source code for the server can be found here for those who are interested.]
My personal TODO for this:
- Separate middle school/high school
- Link to the appropriate robotevents page
- Google maps integration to give driving time
- IQ Support [with RobotEvents]
Thank you to anyone who participates, I hope this helps someone out there. If not, I was bored anyway and I learned some stuff from doing this.
edit: A lot of people have been asking for multiple regions, thats perfectly fine. List as many as you want when you PM me.
edit 2: There is a lot of sign ups, which is great! However, I’m only going to do 20 a week for the first couple weeks so I can do some stress tests. I can take a few more, but after that if don’t add you this week I’ll let you know and add you Monday.