Subscribe to Our Events Feed
We’ve had a number of requests from members to include a feed service that pulls CCCBA calendar events into their calendar applications (e.g., Microsoft Outlook, Apple iCal, Google Calendar, Mozilla Sunbird and many more).
Using this feed means that you can always have an up-to-date copy of CCCBA events integrated into your calendar or email.
What is iCalendar?
It’s important to realize that if you do not currently use a calendar, or your email program is not set up correctly, clicking on the above link will not make magic happen. If you are a high-tech user, you’ll know this.
If you are technically challenged, like many of us, keep reading.
iCalendar is a popular file format that allows users on the internet to send calendar items and tasks to other people on the internet. It was developed so that many different calendar and email programs could use it.
For example, we want to allow our members to pull CCCBA events into whatever calendar they happen to use, so we chose iCalendar.
We have assembled a few links below that we think will help you grasp the larger picture of this technology. These were grabbed and reviewed from Googling “iCalendar.” We hope it helps!
- This vendor uses iCalendar to help you subscribe to their events. They have good explanations about this technology.
- This vendor also has easy to explain iCalendar how-tos to get you to subscribe to their events..
- Wikipedia’s definition of a feed.
- Wikipedia’s definition of iCalendar.
The concept of a “feed” can be confusing to many people, but it’s great technology to keep current on the news and manage your connections.