This is our first step toward an events platform: a directory of study groups that's managed by the study groups themselves.
Currently we're using a basic study group directory. We want to break these results into static pages so they can be indexed by Google and by our own search engine, and thus much easier to find.
We also want to reduce our dependence on Facebook Groups. By using group pages managed by the groups themselves, they will be able to add links to various services they use to communicate and coordinate their events - not just links to their Facebook group.
This is particularly important because Facebook is blocked in some countries, and many study groups also have Meetup.com groups or chat using tools like Slack, WeChat, and Discord. Some groups also have their own Twitter, YouTube, and other social media accounts.
Ultimately, this directory represents the first step toward giving study groups more autonomy and making it easier for people to discover their groups.