[open-science] Community Calendar

Brian Glanz brian.glanz at gmail.com
Mon Jun 17 17:05:13 UTC 2013

Hi Jenny et al.,

We have discussed and false-started the same a few times in the Open
Science Federation. I will reshare this in our channels as well, it's a
great idea whose time was yesterday :) One calendar to find them, one
calendar to bring them all... and in the open bind them? That's a bit of a
stretch but it's still early over here. BG

On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 9:04 AM, Jenny Molloy <jenny.molloy at okfn.org> wrote:

> Hi All
> The open science working group decided we would like an community events
> calendar to which anyone could add open science related events by any group
> (probably with one click moderation to avoid spam and off-topic additions
> but we want management to be as simple as possible).
> Ideally this would populate a simple spreadsheet so the data could be
> represented in different ways using people's tool of choice e.g. maps,
> calendars, timelines etc without too much technical knowledge.
> Stefan Kasberger started looking into this during a recent session to
> update the working group website, our current plan was a google
> form->spreadsheet->calendar set up as per this blog post
> http://blog.ouseful.info/2010/03/04/maintaining-google-calendars
> -from-a-google-spreadsheet/
> However, people may have better ideas or know of an existing system. We
> looked but couldn't find anything that was easily embedded in a website and
> didn't require being added to the calendar to post events.
> Any comments or offers of assistance to build this would be very much
> appreciated as other working groups might also be interested in a similar
> tool, particularly if, as is the case for open science, there is a growing
> collection of OKF and non-OKF groups running events in many locations and
> currently no central place to keep track of them all.
> I have added this to the OKF Ideas board if you'd like to comment on there
> or add yourself to the card.
> https://trello.com/card/community-calendar-for-working-groups-to-which-anyone-can-add-events/5183bdd42f8056ea7800360c/24
> Thanks very much!
> Jenny
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