Announcements

CalConnect teams up with M3AAWG to combat calendar spam

McKinleyville, CA and San Francisco, April 5, 2018 – Recognizing that calendar spam is a growing exploitation channel, CalConnect and the global anti-abuse association M3AAWG have joined forces to develop new methods to protect end-users from unsolicited and malicious event notices.  The new liaison between the scheduling developers’ organization and the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group will accelerate industry efforts to develop techniques that block invites to fake events and other malicious notices on popular calendaring platforms.

Registration is now open for CalConnect XLII in Tokyo, Japan, June 4-8, 2018, hosted by Jorte

The CalConnect XLII web page is located at https://www.calconnect.org/events/.calconnect-xlii-june-04-08-2018 and contains lodging information, airport and transfer information, meeting venue, etc. 

The  meeting venue is at Sogetsu Hall, Akasaka, Tokyo. The venue is about a five minute walk from the conference hotel, Hotel Monterey Akasaka.

Ken Murchison 9th Recipient of CalConnect Distingushed Service Award

Ken Murchison

At CalConnect XLI, hosted by Oath in Sunnyvale, California, Ken Murchison of FastMail was honored as our 9th recipient of the Distinguished Service Award.

Ken has been active in CalConnect since the beginning of this decade, first representing Carnegie Mellon University and in the last year FastMail.  His first event was CalConnect XX in February of 2011 at UC Berkeley.  Ken has attended events in the U.S. but until moving to FastMail he was unable to attend international events; his first international event was the Cologne event this September.

audriga Joins CalConnect

CalConnect welcomes audriga as a member of the Consortium.  audriga, based in Karlsruhe, Germany, provides email, groupware, and storage migration for customers, hosters and telcos of all sizes inclding white-label self-service customer onboarding and large-scale platform migrations.  audriga can migrate nearly any kind of data such as files, emails, contacts, calendars, account settings and rules between virtually any types of system. 

What FastMail is up to at CalConnect

FastMail joined CalConnect three years ago to become involved with and to help shape and improve Calendaring. They have been consistently active and one of our most involved members, and are having a significant effect on the direction and content of specifications and standards.

Recently, they posted this article on their news site, and have given us permission to link to it:  https://blog.fastmail.com/2017/12/04/calconnect/

Registration is now open for CalConnect XLI in Sunnyvale, California, January 29 - February 2, 2018, hosted by Oath

The CalConnect XLI web page is located at https://www.calconnect.org/events/calconnect-xli-winter-2018  and contains lodging information, airport and transfer information, meeting venue, etc. 

The  meeting venue is at 700 First Avenue, Building E, Sunnyvale, California 94089 (note:  the building is likely to still have the “Yahoo” sign). There is free parking available.