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InfoQ Announces AgileEvents, a Free International Events Calendar

| by Deborah Hartmann Preuss Follow 0 Followers on Aug 14, 2007. Estimated reading time: 1 minute |
Agilists are more likely to gather in a pub or cafe to exchange ideas, than to write a formal paper. As a result, the number of small local gatherings held within the international Agile community is staggering - and impossible for a single news site to cover adequately. Therefore, we propose a new resource: the AgileEvents calendar, where service providers and practitioners can search for local or international events - and add their own.

The calendar exists in UpComing.org, a platform with free registration, and which is easy to use. This platform offers readers a number of useful features:
  • click through from InfoQ to UpComing and search by location, for local or regional events!
  • tagging to help find events by topic, since agilists have been known to cross continents and oceans to attend or contribute to small, specialized events.
  • add the RSS feed to your blog aggregator
  • create a code snippet to put this calendar, or your own event calendar, on your website
  • import to your own calendar in iCal format
Further details on these features are on the calendar site.

Events posted on AgileEvents may be commercial, non-profit, small, large, private or public. However, they must provide value to attendees: meetups, classes, conferences, lectures, user groups, etc. The calendar is, at present, unmoderated, but pure marketing events or events not particularly useful for practitioners of Agile methodologies will be removed.

The resulting calendar is also displayed on the InfoQ Agile homepage. We look forward to seeing what everyone is doing!

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Publishing into Google Calendar by Alexandre Barbosa

It would be nice to have a version of this calendar published as a public calendar into Google Calendar.

Re: Publishing into Google Calendar by Deborah Hartmann

Alexandre, according to UpComing/Yahoo, you can take the iCal feed of AgileEvents and subscribe to it with GCal by following these instructions. If you try it, please let us know how it works!

Re: Publishing into Google Calendar by Bernd Schiffer

If you try it, please let us know how it works!


Works great for me! Thanks, Deborah!

So where is everyone? :-) by Deborah Hartmann

Where are everyone's events? I know, you're all at Agile2007 or (even better) on vacation, or both. Hurry and fill up the calendar - I'm dying to know what everyone is doing! :-)

Re: So where is everyone? :-) by Siddharta G

There are 3 events organised by the Agile Software Community of India coming up - Link - but I can't find the "add to group" link...

Re: So where is everyone? :-) by Deborah Hartmann

You need to join the group AgileEvents and then "send to group" will appear on your event page, use that.

Re: So where is everyone? :-) by Siddharta G

Ah figured it out.. You first need to create the event normally and then send it to the group. I was trying to create the event directly from within the group page.

Well it's started... by Deborah Hartmann

I see folks have started filling up the Calendar :-D

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