|Name:||Global Go Tournament Calendar|
This project concerns a webservice using virtual bots to make information accessible about upcoming Go tournaments all over the world. The service will be easily reachable through a website, for anyone, free of charge.
The aim is to create a platform that brings tournament organisations and players together.
And to provide a single place/calendar where all Go tournaments can be found, added and searched for.
Currently, we add one tournament organisation to the website per day.
On September 1, the site will function for Europe. Later on, adding non-European tournaments will become the priority.
Internet. Website: www.gocalendar.eu/index.php?menu=Vision
People in Europe can already make use of the website.
Up till now I have invested about 175 man hours (on a database, architectural design of the bots and interactive use of maps) and expect to need an additional 150 hours to finish the project.
None so far.
All members of EuroGoTV (about 15.000) will receive a link to the calendar.
We hope users will share the links with their friends on social media and that Go organisers will publish a link to our website.
We aim to reach our present goals within three months. After that, we want to add tools for tournament organisations, like an automatic website builder, a pairing system and a results publication tool.
We would like to see that all tournament organsations will consistently provide their information in the way they do now, or in case they change it, that they will notify us.
For additional information, links to the sources are included in the calendar, such as the websites of the Go tournaments.