The IETF has announced that VAVAILABILITY, a CalConnect specification submitted to the IETF, has been approved and published as RFC 7953.
In April 2013 we introduced the emergent vendor category for aspiring members. The introduction met our objectives, which were to encourage membership and to increase participation at CalConnect events. There are now 11 members who went through or are in these categories. Nevertheless, there is room for further improvement. One side of those improvements concerns the fee structure. We have made the fee structure simpler and updated membership and conference fees.
Emergent Vendor Categories
Registration is now open and hotel rooms may be booked for CalConnect XXXVII Dresden, September 12-16, 2016, hosted by dmfs (SmoothSync).
The CalConnect XXXVII web page is located at https://www.calconnect.org/events/calconnect-xxxvii-september-12-16-2016 and contains hotel information and booking, airport and transfer information, meeting venue, international travel information, etc.
Cronofy, our newest member, has blogged about their experience coming to their first CalConnect event in Hong Kong last month, and about their reasons for joining CalConnect and participating in our work: https://www.cronofy.com/blog/cronofy-joins-calconnect/.
CalConnect welcomes Cronofy as a member of the consortium. Cronofy, based in Nottingham, United Kingdom, provides a unified calendar API to allow application developers to integrate their apps and services with calendar services.
Only four weeks left until CalConnect XXXVI in Hong Kong, April 18-22, 2016, hosted by Ribose and OGCIO
If you are planning to come to Hong Kong it’s time to register! And to book your flights and hotel.
The IETF CALEXT Working Group has issued a Last Call for Comments on two CalConnect specifications: Calendar Availability (VAVAILABILITY) https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-calext-availability/
and Calendar Extensions https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-calext-extensions/.