Summer finally arrived in Europe, with it comes the Ultimate Frisbee season. The 4th Windmill Windup in Amsterdam is going to happen next weekend, shortly after the legendary Boston Invite, then the huge Potlach, and not to forget the season's highlight: the World Ultimate Championships in Vancouver.
I'm currently working on the planning of our little one-day Hat tournament in Paris, which underlines once more my desire for an automatic subscription process on ffindr. This would be particularly useful for Hat tournaments, where a big number of players sign up individually. An automated calculation of teams of equal strengths could be performed by ffindr, based on the level each player assigned to him/herself... thus relieving tournament directors from a huge organisational effort.
Moving from the fields to the web... there's a new website you might not know yet: Ultiscanner.net from Barcelona-based Roger van Swaay. This very Web 2.0 project just implemented an automatic ffindr-powered synchronisation of their tournament data. The site provides a set of tools which help teams collect interest from their players concerning tournament attendance. Whenever an event is now added on ffindr, it will be automatically communicated to ultiscanner.net -- yet another convincing argument to promote your event on ffindr. I particularly like the world map of Frisbee tournaments on ultiscanner, only possible thanks to your geocoding efforts every time you add a tournament on ffindr.
In the meanwhile ffindr proves to work smoothly: a steadily growing user base taking care of an ever increasing number of events. Enjoy summer, enjoy Frisbee, and keep yourself up to date with ffindr.