Current Events

CalConnect establishes technical committee to develop PUSH for CalDAV (and CardDAV)

TC PUSH was formed to extend CalDAV and CardDAV with standardized support for PUSH notifications.

At present CalDAV and CardDAV clients have to poll the server at regular intervals to check for changes. To provide a close to “real time” user experience and present updates and notifications almost immediately to the user, a client has to poll at a high frequencies, possibly at the expense of higher consumption of resources like bandwidth and traffic, processing time and battery power.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR CALCONNECT XXIX IN SAN FRANCISCO, FEBRUARY 3-7, 2014

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR CALCONNECT XXIX, FEBRUARY 3-7, 2014, HOSTED BY MOZILLA IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

As usual, Monday and Tuesday all day and Wednesday morning will be the CalConnect Interoperability Test Event; Wednesday afternoon, Thursday, and Friday will be the CalConnect Conference.

General Information:

Exploring New Work Areas for CalConnect

At last week’s CalConnect Roundtable XXVIII in Prague, we established Ad Hoc Committees to explore three new potential areas of work, APIs Federated Shared Calendars, and CalDAV “Push”. Additionally we decided to continue the work of the existing “Itinerary” Ad Hoc.

The Ad Hoc Committees will make recommendations at the next CalConnect event in February whether these Ad Hocs should be chartered as Technical Committees, continue as Ad Hoc Committees, or be disbanded.

In greater detail, the three new areas of work are:

API Ad Hoc

Cyrus Daboo of Apple Third Recipient of CalConnect Distinguished Service Award

CalConnect is honored to announce that Cyrus Daboo of Apple is the third recipient of the CalConnect Service Award. The award was presented at CalConnect XXVIII on September 25, 2013.

Cyrus earned his Doctorate in Physics from Cambridge University in the U.K.. and moved to the United States after working as a Research Associate at Cambridge in the mid-1990s. In the U.S. he founded his own firm and developed Mulberry, a calendaring and e-mail client adopted largely in the academic sector, which he eventually made an open source project.

CalConnect Welcomes fruux and Stylite

CalConnect welcomes fruux GMBH and Stylite AG as members of The Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium.

fruux, based in Münster, Germany, offers a multi-platform, multi-device unified contacts/calendaring system. fruux is also behind sabre/dav, a popular open source implementation of WebDAV, CalDAV and CardDAV.

Stylite, based in Kirchheimbolanden, Germany, offers EGoupware, an open source team collaboration suite.