Current Events

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.

CalConnect XL hosted by Open-Xchange in Cologne Germany

This year's European conference was hosted by Open-Xchange. If you are unfamiliar with Open-Xchange: its mission is  to deliver the integrated, open-source stack for messaging, collaboration and productivity for the service-provider industry. They tagline is: stay open. That seems like an excellent match with CalConncect's mission. Setting standards and improving interoperability are cornerstones of making  calendaring and scheduling easier for vendors and end users. Many thank to OX for having us.

CalConnect XXXIX in Seattle, Washington

 

This was our fourth event in the Seattle area over the last 12+ years, but the first one in downtown Seattle, hosted by Tandem.   In many ways this was a “level-set” meeting where we reviewed progress in a variety of new and ongoing areas; in particular were reports on the progress of the vCard enhancements TC-VCARD is working on, in conjunction with ISO TC-211, and the extensions of the new JSON-based data model for iCalendar data to include VTODOs and contacts.