I’ve managed to somehow make it my business to know whats going on in the local industry (and beyond), but in regard to local events, I have a lot of events and groups to keep up with. I still haven’t streamlined that process, though the combination of Google Calendar synced with ical over SpanningSync sure helps a lot. I tend to distribute “things going on this week” via twitter, email groups, and various IM conversations, it’s hardly efficient.
Well, I’ve decided to take a plunge into ultimate transparency. I’ve decided to feed by personal google calendar over the web, and it’s now available to be viewed and subscribed to at http://www.dangerouslyawesome.com/calendar/.
I haven’t gone back and set visiblity permissions on past events because, well, they’re in the past. But moving forward you may see “busy” blocks on my calendar. Those are things that I’m decidedly keeping private…whether to protect other parties involved, or for safety of my own sanity :-).
In general though, all of the groups, meetups, and events that I attend, plan to attend, or hear about that I think are worth attending (even if I can’t make it) will go into this calendar.
If anyone has a particularly handy way of projecting this information better, please speak up in the comments, I’m open to suggestions. The benefit to google calendar is it’s portable and subscribeable, as far as I can tell. And doing this doesn’t disrupt me existing workflow while it (I hope) adds value to some of my readership, especially the Philly folks.
[tags]calendar, shared, transparency, public, events, meetup groups, philadelphia, independents hall[/tags]