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Calendaring was a session at IndieWebCamp Amsterdam 2019.


Notes archived from: https://etherpad.indieweb.org/events

IndieWebCamp Amsterdam 2019
Session: Calendaring
Time: 2019-09-28 16:30



  Jamie Tanna generates a iCal + Google Calendar entry for each individual event page (https://www.jvt.me/posts/2019/09/02/calendar-single-event/) and a feed for all events (https://www.jvt.me/posts/2019/05/22/ical-events-hugo/)

Template:sonniesedge - what is an event vs an RSVP post?

  • Sebastiaan Andeweg - event is e.g. for hosting an event - a post about the event. RSVP is a post that you are attending (or not) an event.
    • used (used to use? h2vx.com) to turn a list of mf2 h-events into ICS format.

An event is something you organize whereas an RSVP is to say that you're attending an event - Note that this is true for some definitions of "event" but not all of them (including standards like iCalendar (RFC5545, etc.))

Taras wants to show a calendar on his site so people can see when he is busy, schedule time to meet.

Katrin: alternative to Meetup.com. Logging in to RSVP is not desirable.

Tantek Çelik: If you use an hCalendar (mf1 not mf2) then it'll render in Google search event   Jamie Tanna is interested in this, and whether this could be used for MF2, as all his events are using MF2 h-event markup

  Jamie Tanna recently did this by hand-crafting the ICS, which means it's generated as part of his static Hugo site build, which means it doesn't require any external service

Tantek Çelik shows Marty McGuire's Add to Calendar example

Template:sonniesedge asks about the difference between RSVP and Event feeds, to which   Jamie Tanna shares his RSVP feed for "events he's attending" and that others may want to know, whereas events is for folks who want to know when the next i.e. Homebrew Website Club Nottingham

Anna: great use case for publishing RSVPs is to provide safety and welcoming for people who are attending events. Currently, for Tech Nottingham / Women in Tech, some folks meet up earlier so they can chat / it's not as scary as you know others / you can help find the venue. As part of this, it'd be nice to have some publicly available calendar feed for who (on the Tech Nottingham / WIT Notts community) will be attending which events and who will be available to meet up.

Conversations around private RSVPs and that no one in the group currently does them Some folks would like to be able to have at least free/busy times, so others can see that

@_die: can we please go back to how to RSVP, and how that then is then received?

We look at /rsvp on the wiki and what the markup looks like   Jamie Tanna wrote a howto guide on https://www.jvt.me/posts/2019/08/21/rsvp-from-your-website/

How do we manage i.e. limits for attendees? Marty McGuire says it doesn't look like anyone is currently managing this with Indie events

RSVP "no" is recommended to let organisers know not to expect you, but also to show others that there's an awesome event they may like

Template:sonniesedge would like to treat events the same way she treats Bookmarks. She would like to publish interesting Events publicly, even if she is not attending.

gRegor Morrill generates an ICS file as part of the build of their site

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