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Proposal: Modify the Events and News widget to show topic-based meetups worldwide

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Published on behalf of Amber Hinds (@amberhinds on Make Slack)

The purpose of this post is to discuss proposed changes to the Events API that displays upcoming events from Meetup.com meetup groups in the WordPress admin dashboard widget.

Background  Topic-Based Meetups

In April of 2021, a proposal was created to allow topic-based meetups in the Meetup chapter program and in May 2021, meetup applications for topic-based groups were accepted.

There are currently three meetups in the chapter program that are topic-based rather than city-based:

WordPress Accessibility Meetup BlackPress Meetup Learn WordPress Online Workshops

These meetups have a city location of

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Proposal: Modify the Events and News widget to show topic-based meetups worldwide

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