04/04/2016 Jonathan Taylor

Events database restored; updates welcome

Offsite link to the database here: https://titleixforall.knackhq.com/events

For the past two weeks I’ve been working to restore our databases and make them better than ever. First came the Lawsuits database, and the Scholarships database soon followed. Today I restored the Events database. Now is as good a time as ever for a recap on its purpose.

The Purpose of the Database

Many people would like to attend conferences, workshops, webinars, and so forth, but are simply unaware of their existence. Organizations hosting such events tend to be insufficiently networked with other organizations, complicating logistics and reducing turnout. This isolates advocates and reduces the overall momentum of the advocacy community.

We help solve this problem by maintaining an updated database of events, networking with other groups, and promoting awareness of upcoming events.

These events cover the spectrum of men’s and boys’ issues in academia, but tend to focus on their educational attainment and well-being. Audiences for these events include education professionals, advocates, parents, and researchers.

Unless there is something I have missed, this is the only such database in existence.

New features: Submission Form and Public Queue

Submission Form

I have implemented a submission form into the database which lets users directly send us new events, updates, or corrections with ease. Once the form is submitted the new data will appear in our new Public Queue, and an email will be sent to our team to alert them that new data needs to be reviewed and added to the database. This will allow users to see more of our workflow, as well as help us keep track of what is entered into our database, and when.

New features in development

I am developing new features for this database, including:

  • An interactive map so that users can search events by geographic region
  • A reports section showing broad and focused analyses of data on events through interactive pie charts, line and bar graphs, and so forth

More to come!

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Jonathan is Title IX For All's founder, editor, web designer, and database developer. Hailing from Texas, he makes a mean red beans n' rice and is always interested to learn new things.
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Jonathan Taylor Jonathan is Title IX For All's founder, editor, web designer, and database developer. Hailing from Texas, he makes a mean red beans n' rice and is always interested to learn new things.