The World of Calendaring

CalConnect XXXIX in Seattle, Washington

 

This was our fourth event in the Seattle area over the last 12+ years, but the first one in downtown Seattle, hosted by Tandem.   In many ways this was a “level-set” meeting where we reviewed progress in a variety of new and ongoing areas; in particular were reports on the progress of the vCard enhancements TC-VCARD is working on, in conjunction with ISO TC-211, and the extensions of the new JSON-based data model for iCalendar data to include VTODOs and contacts. 

CalConnect Announces Liaison with ISO TC 211

CalConnect has established a  Category A Liaison with ISO TC 211, Geographic Information / Geomatics, and nominated a technical representative to TC 211 WG 7, Information Communities.  This liaison will allow CalConnect representatives to participate in the work of ISO TC 211, initially in particular WG 7, and allow ISO TC 211 representatives to participate in the work of CalConnect.

CalConnect Announces VCARD Technical Committee

A new Technical Committee, VCARD, has been formed to extend the VCARD standards.  VCARD today essentially supports only North American and Western Europe address formats; the goal of the VCARD Technical Committee is to support address formats for the rest of the world, and offer new capabilities and exchange methods.  The committee will also consider security aspects as related to VCARD data and the exchange of VCARDs.