Giving 2.0

March 21, 2007

Stephanie from Giving 2.0 just used Renkoo to coordinate a planning breakfast later this month.

In her post, What is Giving 2.0?, she describes the group as “a community of people who work for Web 2.0 companies who get together to volunteer for charitable organizations.” If you’re interested in more details, please contact Stephanie.


January 30, 2007

Recently I had dinner with 3 old friends, all of whom are very practiced at casual social planning. It took 16 emails to arrange, plus a Google Calendar event, plus an Open Table notification, plus another 4 emails the day before to make sure we were all still in. When people ask me why anyone would want to use Renkoo instead of email, I think… does email actually work WELL? Or is it just the devil you know?

Did I mention that Renkoo will send automatic reminder notifications the day before your event? Just make sure you’ve set a final date and time, and we’ll do the rest.

In Part II of our interview with YDN,

The Renkoo founders share details about their backend tools and share some thoughts on Yahoo!’s role as a startup enabler.

They get us to talk about our technology stack, too:

“The main framework is LAMP. The realtime part is a technology my partner Adam Rifkin and I are working on called mod_pubsub, an open source project. And Comet server. The UI is the Dojo AJAX server. Mod_pubsub is written in Twisted Python.”

Thank you, Matt and Jeremy!

Listen to the interview here.

Women 2.0 powered by Renkoo

December 29, 2006

Our good friends at Women 2.0 are holding Wine and Cheese Night on January 11th. It is invite only, women only, and should be lots of fun!

Go to for more information or to get an invitation.

Address book import

December 14, 2006

One of the new features we’ve added due to customer request is “import your friends’ email addresses from Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, etc.” We do this by means of the free Plaxo address book widget — we’re on their Featured Applications Gallery, way at the bottom. Thanks for the great tool, guys!

To the dungeon!

June 30, 2006

John used Renkoo to plan and schedule a World of Warcraft dungeon, um, party for this weekend. It begins!

Soon Renkoo will have a new social event type: videogame!

WoW invite

A quick calendar poll…

January 23, 2006

Polls…from long ago…