Red Dead Redemption and the Red Sox, #PlayBall!
#openingday (at Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, New York)
Dear UCBNY students,
I made you a thing.
I know it can be difficult to circle the UCB Training Center’s Open Registrations pagelooking for classes to open up, so I first asked for a new, updated RSS feed of open classes, which the UCB IT staff produced marvelously. Then, knowing most people don’t actually use RSS readers, I created a series of alerts using the incredibly useful IFTTT (If This, Then That - I thought it was unusually fitting). You will need to register for the site.
These alerts will fire when a new class is added, when few seats remain in a class, and every time someone withdraws prior to class’ start, sending you an email each time.
You’ll get a bunch of emails. (Delete the ones you don’t need.)
Keep in mind, the alerts can take up to 15 minutes to send, which means, if a class fills in those first 15 (or 1) minutes, IFTTT may never see it. I’m currently looking for the best way to notify you of course preview posts on the UCB Message Board to fill that gap, but come on, if you’re obsessed or desperate enough to use one of these, you’re already checking regularly.
It’s not perfect, but it should help you get those open seats you so desperately want.
Please let me know if anything can be improved.
(This is a personal project, not endorsed by UCB.)
I spent way too much time on this. Please use and enjoy it.
This may be the greatest thing ever created, thank you Chris!
…what? (at Mr. Robata: Robata Grill & Sushi Bar)