CalConnect welcomes Oath LLC as a member of the Consortium. Oath, based in New York City, is a Verizon company formed from AOL and several other companies. AOL is now a brand of Oath, which will be the CalConnect member going forward.
The CalConnect XL web page is located at https://www.calconnect.org/events/calconnect-xl-september-25-29-2017 and contains lodging information, airport and transfer information, meeting venue, international travel information, etc.
CalConnect welcomes EGroupware GmbH as a member of the consortium. EGroupware, based in Kaiserslautern, Germany, is an open source groupware which contains a CalDAV and CardDAV server. EGroupware also offers a SAAS hosting for it.
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.
CalConnect, which is working on extensions to the vCard standard used for digital contact exchange, has been invited by ISO/TC 211 to submit a NWIP (new work item proposal) for a machine-readable encoding of ISO 19160 address profiles.
The CalConnect XXXIX web page is located at https://www.calconnect.org/events/calconnect-xxxix-june-12-16-2017 and contains lodging information, airport and transfer information, meeting venue, international travel information, etc.
This was the second time that the University of California, Irvine hosted a CalConnect event. UCI stipulates on its website 'We believe that true progress is made when different perspectives come together to advance our understanding of the world around us. And we enlighten our communities and point the way to a better future.'.
HostingAdvice.com has just published an excellent feature on the origins and evolution of WebDAV, CalDAV and CardDAV, and the activites and work of webdav.org, and also of CalConnect in furthering WebDAV and related specifications and extensions.
It’s now only four weeks until CalConnect XXXVIII at UC Irvine - and two weeks until early registration closes and the registration fee increases.