I am very pleased to announce that CalConnect is now officially listed as an international standards body by the World Trade Organization: https://tbtcode.iso.org/sites/wto-tbt/contents/json/185.html. The document describing our alignment with WTO principles may be found here: https://standards.calconnect.org/csd/cc-10100.html.
The European Commission has proposed to discontinue daylight saving time (DST), effective October 2019. Several governments and organizations have since expressed concerns about such a tight timeline for the far-reaching change. CalConnect shares these concerns and recommends the European Commission extend the timelines stated in the proposal.
TC-CALSPAM, the CalConnect Calendar Spam Technical Committee, is putting the final draft of its Best Current Practices document out for a 60 day public review and comment. We encourage anyone interested to review the document and to make any comments or suggestions via the public comment mailing list. All comments will be reviewed by the technical committee and will be responded to, and adopted where appropriate. The Public Review ends as of midnight UTC 23 December 2018.
It’s only 10 days to CalConnect XLIII in Karlsruhe, hosted by 1&1! If you are thinking about coming, it’s time to register: http://www.calconnect.org/events/event-registration-payment. Please note that non-members can come as observers and participate in the entire meeting.
McKinleyville, CA and San Francisco, April 5, 2018 – Recognizing that calendar spam is a growing exploitation channel, CalConnect and the global anti-abuse association M3AAWG have joined forces to develop new methods to protect end-users from unsolicited and malicious event notices. The new liaison between the scheduling developers’ organization and the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group will accelerate industry efforts to develop techniques that block invites to fake events and other malicious notices on popular calendaring platforms.
CalConnect has established a new Technical Committee on Calendar Spam, TC CALSPAM.
At CalConnect XLI, hosted by Oath in Sunnyvale, California, Ken Murchison of FastMail was honored as our 9th recipient of the Distinguished Service Award.
Ken has been active in CalConnect since the beginning of this decade, first representing Carnegie Mellon University and in the last year FastMail. His first event was CalConnect XX in February of 2011 at UC Berkeley. Ken has attended events in the U.S. but until moving to FastMail he was unable to attend international events; his first international event was the Cologne event this September.
"Stop me before I volunteer again" should have been on Mimi's University of California business card, but instead, it was on a napkin she provided when hosting our first CalConnect Board of Director's retreat in 2012.