📱Matchmaking (App)

Matchmaking is a feature designed to encourage networking and promote connections between users using tags created in the settings. This article describes matchmaking features and setup.

Available for: in-person events; packages: extensive and advanced. Note that only the matchmaking tags are available in the advanced and extensive package.

How matchmaking works

Matchmaking can generate connections between people at your event. The connections are based on overlapping interest as indicated by users in the app. The match can be based on shared interest, industry, region and more depending on which matchmaking tags you allow users to select. The matchmaking tags you create are to be selected (or not) by users of the app. What tags users will select depends on the relevance of the tag for the user who is selecting. People with a certain overlap in tags will be matched by the matchmaking system, based on the amount of matches you want for each person. That way people who may miss each other wandering around your event may be connecting in the app still based on relevance of tags. Read more about the matchmaking logic and settings in further section. Matchmaking methods

Add a single matchmaking tag

You can quick + easily create your matchmaking tag in the Admin panel by completing the followings steps:

  1. From the Admin Panel, click on 'Matchmaking'.

  2. Enter the 'Name' of the tag.

  3. Click Add tag.

✅ Your first Matchmaking tag is created

Bulk add several matchmaking tags

You can easily add multiple matchmaking tags in one go by completing the following steps:

  1. From the Admin Panel, click on 'Matchmaking'.

  2. Click on the blue button, 'Change tags'.

  3. Enter the name of the tag

  4. Click 'add new tag' to add another tag

  5. Click 'submit' the bulk add the tags

Please read the below carefully as it is crucial to the success of the matchmaking system and help your users get the most from the event.

Once a matchmaking tag is created in the Admin Panel, it appears as an interest option for the app users, it is then up to them to select the interests that apply to them.

Note that these matchmaking tags will also be used for the Swipe to Match feature.

Weighted Matchmaking tags

Weighted matchmaking tags allows you to combine multiple matchmaking tags. You can assign multiple tags to match with the respective tag. The weights assigned to the tags determine to what extent the matched tags are relevant for one another. This allows you to differentiate which interest groups or topics will get more focus at the event. Also it allows to have a more diverse matchmaking logic, where not only exact matches but also related tags are combined.

Here's an example: You have a group of people at your event from the technology sector. Technology can be interpreted from different perspectives and is relevant for different more specific backgrounds. Therefore, you assign to the matchmaking tag 'Technology' multiple matching tags: 'Technology', 'AI', 'Development' and 'Supply chain'. However, you do not for all matchmaking tags 'Technology' to match 1 on 1, so you assign different weights to each tags depending on the relevance and so desire to create matches between people with respective tags.

How to assign weights and multiple tags

To set a weight to a matchmaking tag, you can complete the following steps:

  1. From the Admin Panel, go to 'Matchmaking'.

  2. Click on the blue button, 'Change Tags'.

  3. Either create a new tag or edit an existing tag (all tags must be created before you can add the weight).

  4. In the section 'Matching tags' type the name of another tag that you want to set the weight against.

  5. Choose the weight of the tag between 1 and -1 (the higher the number, the more matches will be generated)

Additional matchmaking settings

Additional settings for matchmaking within the admin panel can be found here.

Matchmaking methods

There are two different ways of matchmaking users. Flick between the tabs below to find out how you can do this.

  1. Select the number of matches each user should have using the drop-down menu.

  2. Click on '(Re)calculate matches'.

4. Review the number of matches and select 'Save to database' to notify users of their matches.

Note: At least 10 users must have registered their interests before you can connect users.

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