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Old 25th March 2010, 08:59 AM   #1
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TAM8 Shared Google Calendar

I think somebody set one of these up last year, so I figured I'd do it this year.

Currently it only has the workshops and shows. I'll add more as more details get released:

XML Link: http://www.google.com/calendar/feeds...m/public/basic

ICAL Link: http://www.google.com/calendar/ical/...blic/basic.ics

HTML Link: http://www.google.com/calendar/embed...rica/Las_Vegas

If anybody wants to help, and you have a gmail account so I can give you access, let me know.

I know there was some weirdness with time zones last year, so please let me know if you see any problems.

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Old 25th March 2010, 09:17 AM   #2
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I'm going to check it out when I get home from work. I'll pm my email if it's required...
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Old 25th March 2010, 09:43 AM   #3
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Seriously cool idea, Sc00ter!
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Old 25th March 2010, 10:01 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by HawaiiBigSis View Post
Seriously cool idea, Sc00ter!
Thanks, but I didn't think of it. I wish I could remember who set up last years.
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Old 25th March 2010, 09:34 PM   #5
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What do you think, could we add extra curricular activities to it? Like if people wanted to meet for dinner somewhere, could we add that in and specify a place and time to meet?
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Old 26th March 2010, 08:52 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by ricklesgibson View Post
What do you think, could we add extra curricular activities to it? Like if people wanted to meet for dinner somewhere, could we add that in and specify a place and time to meet?
I'm kind of eh about that.. Twitter/Facebook seems to be a better venue for that.. Once you start to specialize this and try to cram ever single thing into the calendar it will get cluttered with a bunch of stuff people won't care about.
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Old 26th March 2010, 02:13 PM   #7
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Hang on a mo. What's a calendar for if not to record calendrical events? What if I don't pay any attention to Twitter and very little to Facebook? I vote for clutter.

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Old 26th March 2010, 03:49 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Paul C. Anagnostopoulos View Post
Hang on a mo. What's a calendar for if not to record calendrical events? What if I don't pay any attention to Twitter and very little to Facebook? I vote for clutter.

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Or... you could make an extra-events calendar and share that That's way to much to keep track of, the actual TAM schedule will be enough work for me.
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Old 27th March 2010, 03:01 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by ricklesgibson View Post
What do you think, could we add extra curricular activities to it? Like if people wanted to meet for dinner somewhere, could we add that in and specify a place and time to meet?
Originally Posted by Paul C. Anagnostopoulos View Post
Hang on a mo. What's a calendar for if not to record calendrical events? What if I don't pay any attention to Twitter and very little to Facebook? I vote for clutter.

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Or... you could make an extra-events calendar and share that That's way to much to keep track of, the actual TAM schedule will be enough work for me.
I'm with Paul. I don't do Twitter, and don't access FB mobile-y; a calendar is perfect.

I believe the extra-events could be put on the calendar, if you make multiple calendars and color-code them: restaurant/food meet-ups could be on one calendar, social events on another of the calendars, TAM official events could be put on another of the calendars.

Like that.

(My Google calendar is a wonder to behold; a veritable rainbow of events.)
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Old 27th March 2010, 07:24 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by HawaiiBigSis View Post
I believe the extra-events could be put on the calendar, if you make multiple calendars and color-code them: restaurant/food meet-ups could be on one calendar, social events on another of the calendars, TAM official events could be put on another of the calendars.
Right, but each "color" has to be a different calendar. If somebody wants to do one for non-official TAM events that's fine. The one that I posted links to will be for official TAM events. I'm not going to put extra stuff on it.
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Old 27th March 2010, 07:49 AM   #11
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That's very useful, thanks! Is it possible to share the calender read-only, so I can view it in google calendar, alongside my own?

ETA: Oh, wait, I can do that already, from your third link. For anyone else, there's a link at the bottom right of the page (+Google Calendar) which lets you add Sc00ter's calendar to your own.
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Old 27th March 2010, 08:28 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by zooterkin View Post
That's very useful, thanks! Is it possible to share the calender read-only, so I can view it in google calendar, alongside my own?

ETA: Oh, wait, I can do that already, from your third link. For anyone else, there's a link at the bottom right of the page (+Google Calendar) which lets you add Sc00ter's calendar to your own.
You can do that or subscribe to the ical link in your own calendar. I think doing either has the exact same effect.
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Old 28th March 2010, 08:06 AM   #13
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Can you add me, Scooter, you have my gmail

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Old 29th March 2010, 04:13 PM   #14
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Great idea Scooter! Thanks. I did subscribe to yours in my own Google calendar as described. Events are in the right sequence but, since I'm on the east coast, the times translated to my calendar are off by the time zone difference. Not a big deal though.
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Old 30th March 2010, 08:35 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by BrianEngler View Post
Great idea Scooter! Thanks. I did subscribe to yours in my own Google calendar as described. Events are in the right sequence but, since I'm on the east coast, the times translated to my calendar are off by the time zone difference. Not a big deal though.
Right, that happens. The problem is that when you go to Vegas, if it's not setup correctly, then the time will shift. This happened with my phone last year, I got to vegas and all the times were off by 3hrs, because my phone/google, corrected for the time zone change.
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Old 28th April 2010, 07:43 AM   #16
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Bumping this, since I just updated it.
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Old 28th April 2010, 08:04 AM   #17
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Hm, breakfast is at 16:30. That seems a bit late, even for me...

Pretty sure I can correct that, though. Thanks for the work you put into this.
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Old 28th April 2010, 08:10 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by DocM View Post
Hm, breakfast is at 16:30. That seems a bit late, even for me...

Pretty sure I can correct that, though. Thanks for the work you put into this.
It's set for the LV time zone. If I set it for your current time zone, everything will shift.

For example, I'm in eastern, so I set all the events 3hrs ahead. If I set it up as what it is in the schedule everything will be skewed 3hrs behind. That happened to me last year.
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Old 28th April 2010, 08:11 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by DocM View Post
Hm, breakfast is at 16:30. That seems a bit late, even for me...

Pretty sure I can correct that, though. Thanks for the work you put into this.
In fact, I think I already explained that.. Oh, I did (http://www.internationalskeptics.com...9&postcount=15).

If you click on the "HTML Link" you'll see that it has the correct times.
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Old 28th April 2010, 05:22 PM   #20
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Does anybody know who did the iPhone app for last year, and can we incorporate this calendar into an app again?

That was the coolest!
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The App was "Follow Me". (http://www.cesweb.org/followme.asp)

The way I understood it, it was more of a demo last year, and usually the app is not free. Still, it would be cool to have it this year too.
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Or... you could make an extra-events calendar and share that That's way to much to keep track of, the actual TAM schedule will be enough work for me.
I have created a Google TAM 8 Unofficial Events Calendar. Here is the link to Google Calendar.



Here is the thread I have created for the unofficial events calendar.
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Posted in the wrong place, sorry!
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Old 2nd July 2010, 05:46 AM   #24
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Updated with the latest. BUMP!
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Just a quick related plug....

I mention this Google Calendar of events as well as a bunch of other online tools to help you enjoy TAM8 in my Digital Guide to The Amazing Meeting 8 over at my blog. Lots of good tips and links.
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