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Pine W
Hi folks,

In an effort to make scheduling easier for everyone, I set up an unofficial public calendar for US Wikimedia events: http://localendar.com/public/Wikimedia_US

Nice features:

* You can add events as you wish, which will appear on the public calendar once an admin approves the posts. Feel free to add events from local affiliates. Please note the location of each event *in the name of the event*. If an event is online/virtual, you can say "online".

* You can click on an event, which will create a popup that will let you export the event to your choice of calendar formats.

There's no obligation to post events here, but I hope that this tool will be convenient for everyone. This is an experiment and comments are welcome.

Pine

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Erika Herzog
I was unable to edit or add events to this calendar. It does not seem to be functional to the casual user?

Calendaring is a huge issue. For Wikimedia NYC we are currently using Google calendars (one public calendar that lists many global tech events, and one private calendar for planning of tentative events).

There has been an active discussion on Phabricator here about the need for a good solution for the many events.
Consolidate the many tech events calendars in Phabricator's calendar:
Phabricator calendar

Ideally open-sourced calendaring could be integrated better with Wikimedia projects, but this is not happening now as far as I can tell.

Folks are welcome to use the WM NYC calendar if that's helpful -- located in the footer of the light orange box on our main Meetup page here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC -- or possibly copy events into another calendar? That might be a great option, though from experience maintaining calendars can be time consuming.

I also set up a calendar at one point for the existing Art+Feminism events here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtAndFeminism but due to lack of support it was abandoned about 7/8ths of the way through...

Feedback, solutions, suggestions would be much appreciated.

Best,

- Erika
 
Erika Herzog
Secretary, Wikimedia NYC
User:BrillLyle


From: Pine W <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedians Active in Local Regions of the United States (WALRUS) <[hidden email]>
Cc: Winifred Olliff <[hidden email]>; Kacie Harold <[hidden email]>
Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2016 7:45 PM
Subject: [Wikimediaus-l] Wikimedia US public calendar

Hi folks,

In an effort to make scheduling easier for everyone, I set up an unofficial public calendar for US Wikimedia events: http://localendar.com/public/Wikimedia_US

Nice features:

* You can add events as you wish, which will appear on the public calendar once an admin approves the posts. Feel free to add events from local affiliates. Please note the location of each event *in the name of the event*. If an event is online/virtual, you can say "online".

* You can click on an event, which will create a popup that will let you export the event to your choice of calendar formats.

There's no obligation to post events here, but I hope that this tool will be convenient for everyone. This is an experiment and comments are welcome.

Pine

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Pine W

Hi Erika,

Thanks for commenting. Since you're familiar with this issue, I'm wondering if you have any alternatives to Google and other proprietary software that you can recommend. Can we set up a time to discuss this via Hangouts or IRC? We can have an open meeting so that others can join if they wish.

Cheers,

Pine

On Apr 16, 2016 18:39, "Erika Herzog" <[hidden email]> wrote:
I was unable to edit or add events to this calendar. It does not seem to be functional to the casual user?

Calendaring is a huge issue. For Wikimedia NYC we are currently using Google calendars (one public calendar that lists many global tech events, and one private calendar for planning of tentative events).

There has been an active discussion on Phabricator here about the need for a good solution for the many events.
Consolidate the many tech events calendars in Phabricator's calendar:
Phabricator calendar

Ideally open-sourced calendaring could be integrated better with Wikimedia projects, but this is not happening now as far as I can tell.

Folks are welcome to use the WM NYC calendar if that's helpful -- located in the footer of the light orange box on our main Meetup page here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC -- or possibly copy events into another calendar? That might be a great option, though from experience maintaining calendars can be time consuming.

I also set up a calendar at one point for the existing Art+Feminism events here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtAndFeminism but due to lack of support it was abandoned about 7/8ths of the way through...

Feedback, solutions, suggestions would be much appreciated.

Best,

- Erika
 
Erika Herzog
Secretary, Wikimedia NYC
User:BrillLyle


From: Pine W <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedians Active in Local Regions of the United States (WALRUS) <[hidden email]>
Cc: Winifred Olliff <[hidden email]>; Kacie Harold <[hidden email]>
Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2016 7:45 PM
Subject: [Wikimediaus-l] Wikimedia US public calendar

Hi folks,

In an effort to make scheduling easier for everyone, I set up an unofficial public calendar for US Wikimedia events: http://localendar.com/public/Wikimedia_US

Nice features:

* You can add events as you wish, which will appear on the public calendar once an admin approves the posts. Feel free to add events from local affiliates. Please note the location of each event *in the name of the event*. If an event is online/virtual, you can say "online".

* You can click on an event, which will create a popup that will let you export the event to your choice of calendar formats.

There's no obligation to post events here, but I hope that this tool will be convenient for everyone. This is an experiment and comments are welcome.

Pine

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Re: Wikimedia US public calendar

Erika Herzog
Hi Pine,

Beyond Google calendar -- which has great functionality including copying events to other calendars, color coding, etc. and also integrates with mobile phone platforms well -- I think that there haven't been any other good options. The more tech-versed folks over on Phabricator didn't seem to have any either, which meant I think they were talking about potentially building something eventually?

I'm happy to discuss end-user functionality and how our chapter, which is very active, uses Google calendar but I'm not sure of other alternatives. I have been looking for a solution for a long time for my own personal use and for another volunteer organization that puts on a very complex conference as well as global events -- to no success. I haven't found another option. Google calendar seems to be it.

Best,

- Erika

On Apr 17, 2016, at 3:11 AM, Pine W <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi Erika,

Thanks for commenting. Since you're familiar with this issue, I'm wondering if you have any alternatives to Google and other proprietary software that you can recommend. Can we set up a time to discuss this via Hangouts or IRC? We can have an open meeting so that others can join if they wish.

Cheers,

Pine

On Apr 16, 2016 18:39, "Erika Herzog" <[hidden email]> wrote:
I was unable to edit or add events to this calendar. It does not seem to be functional to the casual user?

Calendaring is a huge issue. For Wikimedia NYC we are currently using Google calendars (one public calendar that lists many global tech events, and one private calendar for planning of tentative events).

There has been an active discussion on Phabricator here about the need for a good solution for the many events.
Consolidate the many tech events calendars in Phabricator's calendar:
Phabricator calendar

Ideally open-sourced calendaring could be integrated better with Wikimedia projects, but this is not happening now as far as I can tell.

Folks are welcome to use the WM NYC calendar if that's helpful -- located in the footer of the light orange box on our main Meetup page here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC -- or possibly copy events into another calendar? That might be a great option, though from experience maintaining calendars can be time consuming.

I also set up a calendar at one point for the existing Art+Feminism events here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtAndFeminism but due to lack of support it was abandoned about 7/8ths of the way through...

Feedback, solutions, suggestions would be much appreciated.

Best,

- Erika
 
Erika Herzog
Secretary, Wikimedia NYC
User:BrillLyle


From: Pine W <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedians Active in Local Regions of the United States (WALRUS) <[hidden email]>
Cc: Winifred Olliff <[hidden email]>; Kacie Harold <[hidden email]>
Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2016 7:45 PM
Subject: [Wikimediaus-l] Wikimedia US public calendar

Hi folks,

In an effort to make scheduling easier for everyone, I set up an unofficial public calendar for US Wikimedia events: http://localendar.com/public/Wikimedia_US

Nice features:

* You can add events as you wish, which will appear on the public calendar once an admin approves the posts. Feel free to add events from local affiliates. Please note the location of each event *in the name of the event*. If an event is online/virtual, you can say "online".

* You can click on an event, which will create a popup that will let you export the event to your choice of calendar formats.

There's no obligation to post events here, but I hope that this tool will be convenient for everyone. This is an experiment and comments are welcome.

Pine

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Pine W

Hi Erika,

Let's calendar a meeting about calendars. I'll contact you off-list.

Thanks!

Pine

On Apr 17, 2016 05:35, "Erika Herzog" <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi Pine,

Beyond Google calendar -- which has great functionality including copying events to other calendars, color coding, etc. and also integrates with mobile phone platforms well -- I think that there haven't been any other good options. The more tech-versed folks over on Phabricator didn't seem to have any either, which meant I think they were talking about potentially building something eventually?

I'm happy to discuss end-user functionality and how our chapter, which is very active, uses Google calendar but I'm not sure of other alternatives. I have been looking for a solution for a long time for my own personal use and for another volunteer organization that puts on a very complex conference as well as global events -- to no success. I haven't found another option. Google calendar seems to be it.

Best,

- Erika

On Apr 17, 2016, at 3:11 AM, Pine W <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi Erika,

Thanks for commenting. Since you're familiar with this issue, I'm wondering if you have any alternatives to Google and other proprietary software that you can recommend. Can we set up a time to discuss this via Hangouts or IRC? We can have an open meeting so that others can join if they wish.

Cheers,

Pine

On Apr 16, 2016 18:39, "Erika Herzog" <[hidden email]> wrote:
I was unable to edit or add events to this calendar. It does not seem to be functional to the casual user?

Calendaring is a huge issue. For Wikimedia NYC we are currently using Google calendars (one public calendar that lists many global tech events, and one private calendar for planning of tentative events).

There has been an active discussion on Phabricator here about the need for a good solution for the many events.
Consolidate the many tech events calendars in Phabricator's calendar:
Phabricator calendar

Ideally open-sourced calendaring could be integrated better with Wikimedia projects, but this is not happening now as far as I can tell.

Folks are welcome to use the WM NYC calendar if that's helpful -- located in the footer of the light orange box on our main Meetup page here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC -- or possibly copy events into another calendar? That might be a great option, though from experience maintaining calendars can be time consuming.

I also set up a calendar at one point for the existing Art+Feminism events here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtAndFeminism but due to lack of support it was abandoned about 7/8ths of the way through...

Feedback, solutions, suggestions would be much appreciated.

Best,

- Erika
 
Erika Herzog
Secretary, Wikimedia NYC
User:BrillLyle


From: Pine W <[hidden email]>
To: Wikimedians Active in Local Regions of the United States (WALRUS) <[hidden email]>
Cc: Winifred Olliff <[hidden email]>; Kacie Harold <[hidden email]>
Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2016 7:45 PM
Subject: [Wikimediaus-l] Wikimedia US public calendar

Hi folks,

In an effort to make scheduling easier for everyone, I set up an unofficial public calendar for US Wikimedia events: http://localendar.com/public/Wikimedia_US

Nice features:

* You can add events as you wish, which will appear on the public calendar once an admin approves the posts. Feel free to add events from local affiliates. Please note the location of each event *in the name of the event*. If an event is online/virtual, you can say "online".

* You can click on an event, which will create a popup that will let you export the event to your choice of calendar formats.

There's no obligation to post events here, but I hope that this tool will be convenient for everyone. This is an experiment and comments are welcome.

Pine

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