News & Highlights

Report on the second Mobile IOP Test Event

Since its inception, CalConnect has conducted Interoperability Test Events.  They are generally held over 2-1/2 days in conjunction with a Roundtable (members meeting), and we do them three times a year.  Public reports on these events are posted on our website.

Last year, however, we held our first and second Mobile Calendaring Interoperability Test Events, the first in February and the second in November.  In another landmark for CalConnect, the second event was held in Plzen, Czech Republic, hosted by Kerio Technologies.

Welcome to CalConnect

This blog is for and about CalConnect – The Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium – and occasional other posts related to the quest for interoperable calendaring and scheduling.

I’m Dave Thewlis, the Executive Director of CalConnect.  I hope to use this blog to keep interested folks apprised of what’s going on with CalConnect in a timely fashion, and so it will be prone to “announcements”.   But I’ll try to keep it from being too dry and uninteresting.

Ben Fortuna and iCal4j

CalConnect held its fourteenth members’ meeting (Roundtable) and interoperability test event last week (February 2-6) in Redmond, Washington, hosted by Microsoft.

We have just started a Guest Speaker program, and our first Guest Speaker was Ben Fortuna, the author of iCal4j.  (iCal4j is a Java API providing support for the iCalendar specification, RFC 2445, which defines the data schema for calendaring information.)