Current Events

Observations from CalConnect XXIX in San Francisco

CalConnect held its twenty-ninth interoperability test event and Roundtable Technical Conference the week of February 3-7 in San Francisco, California. The event was hosted by CalConnect founding member Mozilla, which did a great job with not only the event logistics, but also making everyone feel very welcome, which was reflected in the very strong attendance at these events.

A chance to observe – CalConnect in San Francisco next week

If you’re based or currently in the Bay Area and are interested in calendaring, next week is your chance to be an observer at the 29th CalConnect event at Mozilla, February 3-7 2014. The week is divided in half – the first half is an interoperability test event; the second half (Wednesday afternoon to Friday afternoon) is the technical conference and members’ meeting.

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