Less than Four Weeks to CalConnect XXXI in Bedford, September 29 – October 3, 2014

We’re within four weeks of the next CalConnect event, which will be hosted by in Bedford, England; here’s a link to the original blog post about this event: CalConnect XXXI Blog Post and here’s the link to the actual CalConnect web page for the event: CalConnect XXXI.

CalConnect – The Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium – is returning to Europe this autumn

Our first three European conferences, in 2011, 2012, and 2013, were very successful, and our European colleagues encouraged us to return again this autumn. Therefore, CalConnect XXXI will take place in Bedford, United Kingdom, on September 29 – October 3, 2014, hosted by

Observations from CalConnect XXX in Dulles, Virginia

CalConnect held its thirtieth Interoperability Test Event and Conference (formerly “Roundtable”) the week of May 19-23, hosted by AOL at their facility in Dulles, Virginia.

The week led off with the Interoperability test Event on Monday, which had 12 participants from 9 organizations onsite. On Wednesday afternoon, the Conference opened with a very productive workshop about calendaring & scheduling in health care, which included 21 participants from 8 non-member organizations in addition to the regular conference attendees.

RRULES and RSCALE examples for Non-Gregorian Recurring Events in iCalendar

CalConnect has just published a set of example RRULEs and the expected expansion set for ensuring compliance of calendar servers with the new RSCALE component that supports recurrences in non-Gregorian calendars (see for the RSCALE component, and for the example set).

CalConnect welcomes MedRed

CalConnect welcomes MedRed LLC as a member of the Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium. MedRed, based in Washington, DC, makes innovative, high quality informatics software for healthcare providers and patients.

MedRed led the winning proposal for the Veterans Administration Scheduling System Challenge, and was the primary presenter at the VA Scheduling System Challenge Workshop held at CalConnect XXX in May at AOL in Dulles, Virginia. 

Starter List of CalDAV and CardDAV Standards and Specifications

CalConnect recently published a Starter List of CalDAV and CardDAV Standards and Specifications, a list of specifications and protocols recommended to people getting started with developing a CalDAV and/or CardDAV server but not yet fully conversant with the specs. The list is divided by major topic (HTTP, CalDAV, etc.) and each spec is identified by a short description indicating what it is and what it is used for in this context.