New UX designs and suggestions compliments of resident volunteer expert Ed!
From the beginning, he has been proactive in engaging; eventually to host user interviews from which to glean more information.
Ed and I connected via LinkedIn, as both of us attended Prime Digital Academy. His help and support have been one of the true blessings from my time spent there.
What his conversation to light are a few structural decisions need to be made; do we move over to React?
While VueJS may be able to produce the same results as ReactJS, the latter simply has larger mindshare, and so more options. As a matter of curriculum, it would be reasonable to provide an introduction to ReactJS as well.
Ed discovered a few other gaps in my understanding and comprehension as well; how events might be escalated, etc.
As well, how can events submitted by users be vetted or validated?
We discussed possible answers to these questions.
At this juncture, everything is manually transferred for user events; though as growth enables us, verified users will be enabled to verify events.
I hesitate to speak upon this too much; save to re-affirm, we have no desire, nor intent to track our communities.
In fact, there are two pieces of identifying information that we will ever retain and encrypt, user email addresses and phone numbers. All donations are handled by DonorBox & Stripe. Our databases will likely hold an identifying pin, attached to credit card information, for re-occurring supporters.
All of that aside, we do not want to make verified status exclusive to those with financial means; and so are building multiple routes to verification for all community members, before rolling out completely.