June 2014

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 http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-daboo-icalendar-rscale/) for the RSCALE component, and http://www.calconnect.org/tests/rscale_golden.txt 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.