Special Focus

CalConnect Specifications in IETF CALEXT Working Group Last Call

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/.

CalConnect Blog Superceded by New Website News Feed

We have superceded our old blog, calconnect.wordpress.com, with the news feed from our new website, www.calconnect.org/news.  We've also put a redirect in on the old blog site so anyone with a bookmark to the old blog will wind up on the new news feed.  In the process, virtually all of the old blog entries have been ported into the new site so you can still reference old blog entries.

 

 

Highlighted Sessions at the CalConnect XXXIII Conference in Bucharest

CalConnect XXXIII consists of an Interoperability Test Event Monday through Wednesday noon May 18-20, and a CalConnect Conference Wednesday afternoon through Friday May 20-22. The schedule for the entire week may be seen at CalConnect XXXIII Conference Schedule.

We would like to draw your attention to a few highlighted conference sessions:

Wednesday May 20:

Only a week until CalConnect XXXII and our 10th Anniversary Celebration

CalConnect XXXII is next week — January 26-30, in San Jose, California. And the 10th anniversary celebration is Wednesday the 28th from noon to six, with a reception to follow. No fee is required to attend the 10th anniversary celebration, but you do have to register so we know how many are coming! See CalConnect 10th Anniversary Celebration for more information, the basic schedule, and a link to the registration page. Space has become limited, so register soon if you plan to come!

Mike Douglass of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Fifth Recipient of CalConnect Distinguished Service Award

At CalConnect XXXI, hosted by Youcanbook.me in Bedford, United Kingdom, Mike Douglass of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was honored as our 5th recipient of the Distinguished Service Award.

Mike became active in CalConnect in 2005 when Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute joined CalConnect, and has remained intensely involved ever since. He is an engaged participant and presenter at CalConnect conferences. He has attended every event RPI joined CalConnect, save for one he reluctantly missed while recuperating from major surgery – but he did call in when he could!

Less than Four Weeks to CalConnect XXXI in Bedford, September 29 – October 3, 2014

We’re within four weeks of the next CalConnect event, which will be hosted by Youcanbook.me in Bedford, England; here’s a link to the original blog post about this event: CalConnect XXXI Blog Post and here’s the link to the actual CalConnect web page for the event: CalConnect XXXI.

RRULES and RSCALE examples for Non-Gregorian Recurring Events in iCalendar

CalConnect has just published a set of example RRULEs and the expected expansion set for ensuring compliance of calendar servers with the new RSCALE component that supports recurrences in non-Gregorian calendars (see http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-daboo-icalendar-rscale/) for the RSCALE component, and http://www.calconnect.org/tests/rscale_golden.txt for the example set).