As you grow to 100s of events, it becomes important to make it easy to make sense of it all. Topics are our way of putting similar things into buckets so that browsing becomes easier.
There are two types of topics we support: top level and related topics. Additionally, you can view a specific topic by itself.
Top Level Topics
Top-level topics are big groups of interests. It is usually meant to filter out what I, as a user, don’t care about.
For example, if I’m in Engineering, I likely don’t care that much about all the workshops that Sales may be putting out. As a user, at the top level, I would select my department.
Think of top-level topics as business units, departments, or similar large sets of people with different concerns. You may have an overarching topic such as Company Wide as well for things like all-hands, HR onboarding, and similar.
You may want to make sure that every event has one top-level topic assigned to it so that they’re discoverable.
Administrators can configure Top Level Topics in Settings / Administrative / Topics. We recommend having up to a dozen high-level topics listed here, usually corresponding to your departments, business units, or functional areas of the company.
While top-level topics are more for excluding things you don’t care about, related topics are more grouping things you do care about together.
For example, if I’m into Agile or Python, I would like to search for all the available courses for those topics.
You can have as many related topics assigned to an event as you’d like. The more you have, the easier it’ll be to discover that particular item. Just make sure that your categorization makes sense.
Administrators can configure Allowed Topics – the only topics that organizers can use to label events – in Settings / Administrative / Topics. We would recommend leaving this empty to that organizers can have the freedom to create any new topics they see fit.
Specific Topic Page
Perhaps you want to link directly to a page that shows just events related to that one topic. There’s a page for that. You get there by clicking on a topic inside an event details page. You can also directly link to this page via a URL that looks like:
Where <topic> is that specific topic.