zen.digital was engaged by House of YES to create a calendar solution using EventBrite, their ticket provider, as a backend so as to eliminate the need for costly double entry. The site needed to display upcoming events, with images and descriptions, while offering a link to buy tickets.
CHALLENGEWe had to figure out how to keep their calendar always showing the latest events without the time consuming setup and maintenance of an additional backend database, or full-time designer. The solution also needed to accommodate private events and tickets sold by a third party.
Using AngularJS on the front-end, zen.digital leveraged the existing EventBrite API to enable House of YES to schedule not only events with tickets sold by EventBrite, but by creating simple commands, which could be placed in the event description text, we were able to either redirect the ticket links to another vendor, or have a private event not appear on their calendar. Technologies used:
- WordPress & EventBrite APIs
House of YES showcase their events on their homepage thanks to automated retrieval from the EventBrite API. zen.digital is working on a Premium plugin to be available to the public soon.
I've LOVED working with zen.digital in the past, so hoping we can continue!
About House of YES
The House of YES is an artist collective with a performance venue and art space in Brooklyn, New York. It was founded in May 2007 in Ridgewood, Queens, as a work and play space, as well as home to some of its founders and participants. It hosted numerous underground art and music shows, fashion shows, dance parties, and most prominently, circus arts performances. The venue as an organization also provided classes and trainings for people interested in circus-related arts. House of YES’ new location officially reopened on January 1st, 2015 on Wyckoff Ave in Brooklyn.