[open-science] [okfn-discuss] Community Calendar

Jenny Molloy jenny.molloy at okfn.org
Sat Jun 29 21:49:49 UTC 2013

Thanks all for your ideas! The key thing is that the contributor doesn't
need to be maintaining their own calendar to make it really easy to add one
off events, in this case http://grical.org is definitely the closest we've
seen :)

Stefan (cc'd) is going to take a look again later in July so at that stage
we can see whether the google calendar route or going via GriCal will be
best. At first glance, GriCal would be preferable as both the software and
data is openly licensed and it has some nifty tagging/searching/geo
features. If you'd be interested in helping check out the card on the OKF
Trello board or email Stefan, all offers of assistance gratefully received!

Thanks very much again and we'll report back soon


On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 7:39 PM, Diane Mercier <diane.mercier at gmail.com>wrote:

>  Hi Jenny and all,
> See my comment in Trello ideas. I explain my testing on merging multiple
> community calendars in a single one. This solution is IMHO very simple to
> implement in our WordPress platform.
> Diane
> Le 2013-06-17 12:04, Jenny Molloy a écrit :
> 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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