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From jan i <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Events calendar
Date Fri, 10 Apr 2015 21:34:09 GMT
On 10 April 2015 at 23:26, Nick Burch <nick@apache.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 10 Apr 2015, Rich Bowen wrote:
>
>> 1) What other calendars are out there, and what can we do to consolidate
>> them?
>>
>
> I tried to consolodate everything to the "official" Apache Events calendar
> as maintained in google docs + displayed on the comdev site, and a Lanyrd
> conferene guide which was for wider "Apache related" events which anyone
> could add to:
> http://lanyrd.com/guides/apache-software-and-technologies/
>
> The Lanyrd group did well for a bit, but hasn't seen that much traction
> lately, possibly because it isn't that well advertised. Concom was axed
> before we finished consolodating onto the google calendar + events site,
> which is probably why there are so many odd/other ones still around
>
>  2) How can we get PMCs to put their events in that consolidated calendar,
>> once it exists, so that we don't have all of these last-minute event
>> surprises, and, also, so that we can help in promoting our communities'
>> events?
>>
>
> How about we create a conference committee, and give them the role? ;-)
>
> Seriously though, we probably need to finalise/review the rules on what
> events go where (eg can an event with lots of Apache Projects at it go on
> the "main" one, or do they have to go elsewhere eg Lanyrd), then zap the
> old other calendars, then write up some more on how to add to the
> calendar(s) we have + how to add them to your site, then publicise.
>
I am all for that ALL apache events small and big go into the calendar,
that way it becomes THE place to see what is happening in the apache world.


>
> Adding events for those with karma is easy for both the google calendar
> and lanyrd, what we're lacking is examples of easy ways for people to
> display them on their PMC / other sites. Without people using them, it's
> hard to get people enthusied in updating them, especially without a
> dedicated committee pushing it...
>

Google calendar can be very easy embedded on other pages, even with a
filter showing only the project in question. We could use the category
field as project name.

We do have a dedicated project. This is community development, and that is
comDev.

rgds
jan I.


>
> Nick
>

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