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Our google calendar https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=bloominglabs%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York
 
Our google calendar https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=bloominglabs%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York
  
@Bloominglabs on Twitter (we use cotweet for this, ask Steve for details)
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@Bloominglabs on Twitter (ask Steve for details)
  
 
Word of mouth (you can’t beat it)
 
Word of mouth (you can’t beat it)
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==Online Outlets==
 
==Online Outlets==
'''Let’s go bloomington'''
 
Includes monthly printed calendar...get your stuff in early:
 
http://letsgo.terrorware.com/
 
 
'''Make magazine''' is obviously a great place to post
 
http://makezine.com/cs/user/create/event
 
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/category/events
 
 
There’s also '''Hackerspace Happenings''' on the Make site. As of this writing John Baichtal is the guy you need to email: nerdyjb@gmail.com
 
 
 
'''VisitBloomington Calendar'''
 
'''VisitBloomington Calendar'''
 
This one is pretty nice looking, good for posting links to Twitter and such.
 
This one is pretty nice looking, good for posting links to Twitter and such.
 
http://www.visitbloomington.com/things-to-do/events/submit-event/
 
http://www.visitbloomington.com/things-to-do/events/submit-event/
 
'''Eventful'''
 
This site is very nice looking. I’m not sure how much it is used
 
http://eventful.com/bloomington/events/
 
  
 
'''The Scene''' (ran by the herald times online) has free event posting
 
'''The Scene''' (ran by the herald times online) has free event posting
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http://bloomington.craigslist.org/cal/
 
http://bloomington.craigslist.org/cal/
 
The old standby
 
The old standby
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'''Eventful'''
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This site is very nice looking. I’m not sure how much it is used
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http://eventful.com/bloomington/events/
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<s>'''Let’s go bloomington'''
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Includes monthly printed calendar...get your stuff in early:
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http://letsgo.terrorware.com/</s>
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<br>As of 4-2014 this calendar seems to be in a state of detrius, letsgobloomington.org expired and all contact email addresses went away with that. All events currently listed are recurring ones that go on forever. Might have some luck pinging them via facebook.
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'''Make magazine''' is obviously a great place to post
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<s>http://makezine.com/cs/user/create/event </s> (link is now a forward to an old kickstarter)
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<br>http://blog.makezine.com/archive/category/events
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There’s also '''Hackerspace Happenings''' on the Make site. As of this writing John Baichtal is the guy you need to email: nerdyjb@gmail.com
  
 
'''Meetup.com'''
 
'''Meetup.com'''
 
http://www.meetup.com/cities/us/in/bloomington/groups/
 
http://www.meetup.com/cities/us/in/bloomington/groups/
We don’t have an account here. Should we get one?
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<br>Costs $19 for 1 month in "organizer dues", we already have everything they try to provide for you (people who know where we are).
  
 
==Radio and TV==
 
==Radio and TV==
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http://indianapolis.localtiger.com/indianapolis-in/indianapolis-events/technology/
 
http://indianapolis.localtiger.com/indianapolis-in/indianapolis-events/technology/
 
http://www.checkmycity.com/events/United-States/bloomington-mn/
 
  
 
http://www.lovemyzip.com/events/HOBBIEVILLE/IN
 
http://www.lovemyzip.com/events/HOBBIEVILLE/IN
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<br>The events here are pulled automatically from Eventful.com, no way to submit events to lovemyzip.com.
  
 
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Revision as of 21:00, 21 April 2014

Contents

Publicity Outlets

dosman gave me (Steve) a list of publicity outlets he’d compiled while hyping packetsniffers and FOOLS, so I ran with it and have been posting info about workshops and events on various sites and social media and TV and radio and so on. There’s no reason others can’t join in the fun, and in the interest of sharing the info, I created this document.

First the obvious

http://bloominglabs.org (get an account there if you don’t have one to edit it)

Facebook Page (ask to be made an Admin on the page)

Our google calendar https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=bloominglabs%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York

@Bloominglabs on Twitter (ask Steve for details)

Word of mouth (you can’t beat it)

Flyers (we need more people with mad design skills to take this one on)

Online Outlets

VisitBloomington Calendar This one is pretty nice looking, good for posting links to Twitter and such. http://www.visitbloomington.com/things-to-do/events/submit-event/

The Scene (ran by the herald times online) has free event posting http://calendar.bloomingtonscene.com/

Bloomingtononline's calendar (seems to be used quite a bit) http://www.bloomingtononline.net/calendar/

Bloomington Craigslist http://bloomington.craigslist.org/cal/ The old standby

Eventful This site is very nice looking. I’m not sure how much it is used http://eventful.com/bloomington/events/

Let’s go bloomington Includes monthly printed calendar...get your stuff in early: http://letsgo.terrorware.com/
As of 4-2014 this calendar seems to be in a state of detrius, letsgobloomington.org expired and all contact email addresses went away with that. All events currently listed are recurring ones that go on forever. Might have some luck pinging them via facebook.

Make magazine is obviously a great place to post http://makezine.com/cs/user/create/event (link is now a forward to an old kickstarter)
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/category/events

There’s also Hackerspace Happenings on the Make site. As of this writing John Baichtal is the guy you need to email: nerdyjb@gmail.com

Meetup.com http://www.meetup.com/cities/us/in/bloomington/groups/
Costs $19 for 1 month in "organizer dues", we already have everything they try to provide for you (people who know where we are).

Radio and TV

WFIU event submission (web calendar with some/most events read on the air) http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wfiu/events.eventsmain?action=submitEvent This appears to be an especially good outlet as it’s been mentioned more than anything else on this list when we ask how people heard about us.

WFHB on-air event calendar Available free to non-profits Email calendar@wfhb.org with the event, approximately 1 week before the event, event is read on air the day it is to happen

CATS Community Calendar Submissions may be made by any non-profit (rolls on channels 3, 12, and 14 when there's no programming): http://catstv.net Now submissions are by email to: commcal(at)mcpl.info

Magazines and Print

IDS events submissions http://www.idsnews.com/happenings/addevent.aspx (man that form is not friendly - if title > 30 characters, throws yr whole submission away.)

Herald Times classifieds Free submission of events to their online calendar (non-profits only). Otherwise it would be a paid classified add or other advertisement: https://heraldtimesonline.com/htoclass/

The Ryder editor@theryder.com Haven’t contacted them yet, why not give it a try?

H&L Magazine jfinch@kiva.net

BLOOM Magazine editor@magbloom.com We had an article in there in 2011

Misc

Bloomington Arts I'd like to reach out to artists that use technology, I think if we talked to the people running this site they may be interested. Apparently arranging events to be posted on their calendar should be done by contactingmarc@artlives.org http://www.bloomingtonarts.info/Public/Calendar/index.asp

Twitter accounts that are nice to us

@iusoic

@kmakice

@bloomingtweeps

@theheraldtimes

@rickdietz

@make

@gobead

@BloomingtonGrapevine

@bloom_tech (BTP, Bloomington Tech Partnership, they're big supporters.)


Check These Twitter feeds

http://twitter.com/#!/meetup

http://twitter.com/#!/Plancast

http://twitter.com/#!/eventbrite

Some other Event aggregator/calendar sites

http://indianapolis.localtiger.com/indianapolis-in/indianapolis-events/technology/

http://www.lovemyzip.com/events/HOBBIEVILLE/IN
The events here are pulled automatically from Eventful.com, no way to submit events to lovemyzip.com.

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