Presentation on theme: "Events in Keene, NH: Spring 2005. Events in Keene, NH: Summer 2009 Built on Microsoft Azure Data flows in from: Eventful.com Upcoming.org A curated list."— Presentation transcript:
Events in Keene, NH: Summer 2009 Built on Microsoft Azure Data flows in from: Eventful.com Upcoming.org A curated list of iCalendar “feeds” Data flows out to: HTML, XML, JSON, iCalendar Not a database Not a destination site A syndication hub
publishsubscribeaggregate RSS Radio UserLand NetNewsWire Bloglines Google Reader Many others Netscape Radio UserLand Meerkat Bloglines Technorati Planet Many others Radio UserLand TypePad WordPress Many others ICS Calagator elmcity Others? Google Calendar Outlook Apple iCal Live Calendar Drupal Others Google Calendar Outlook Apple iCal Live Calendar Others RSS feeds, iCalendar feeds
The standard is 10 years old! But it was late to the personal publishing party. It only recently become possible to publish an iCalendar “feed” using: Google Calendar Outlook Apple iCal Drupal And hardly anybody knows this. Why iCalendar? Why now?
Bookmarking metadata in Delicious Step 1: Designate a Delicious account e.g.: prescottaz, for Prescott, Arizona Step 2: Bookmark a metadata URL e.g.: http://delicious.com/prescottaz/metadata Step 3: Tag it with location, timezone
Chess club High school principal Traveling minstrel Square dancers True stories
Chess club: Right time, wrong place Keene Sentinel: Monday night chess club, 6:30 PM, Best Western Hotel Eventful.com: Monday night chess club, 6:30 PM, E.F. Lane Hotel Nope. It moved. The chess club does not expect to be the authoritative producer of a feed about itself. The newspaper does not expect to consume such a feed. Both expectations need to change.
High school: “We posted weekly.pdf to the website. Isn’t that good enough?”
Communications Committee, Tuesday at 5:30, Cheshire Career Center Conference Room, KHS DTSTART:20080617T173000 SUMMARY:Communications Committee LOCATION:KHS, Cheshire Career Center Conference Room PDF ICS The difference matters. Our educators need to understand it. And then teach it. Computational thinking
“Lohan may have been bored, but she wasn’t dumb. She tagged E! correspondent Ben Lyons and gossip blogger Perez Hilton in the photo’s caption.” http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/06/17/2009-06- 7_lindsay_lohan_posts_topless picture_on_twitter.html Lindsay Lohan posts topless picture on Twitter Computational thinking in the mainstream
Because Keene’s aggregator subscribes to Eventful events in Keene, Beau appeared on the calendar – without effort, without even realizing it. What if the other 20 cities on his tour were listening to their channels? Minstrel: Beau Bristow in Keene