May 5, 2008
We’re going to meet twice this week. Wednesday we’ll do another mini-sprint at Backspace (downtown on NW 5th), starting at noon. Come have lunch and work on bugs. Then on Saturday, we’ll meet at CubeSpace for our regularly scheduled code sprint at 10AM. We need to get the duplicate-entry management tools polished and ready for public use, and start importing and updating events on a recurring basis so users spend less time manually importing everything.
As a reminder, our meetings are open to everyone. Programmers (at any level of Ruby experience) and web designers are especially needed, but anyone can test the site, write documentation, and work on figuring out what’s left to do so we’re importing all calendar events for groups in the Portland tech community.
January 20, 2008
You can RSVP on the wiki. Instructions for logging in to modify the wiki are on the front page of the site.
We’ll be working on Calagator, and all are welcome to join. The coders are using Rails for the development environment. If you’d like to code, please come with current versions of Ruby (1.8.6), Rails (2.0.2), and RSpec (1.1.2) installed.
If you’d like to work on research, documentation, UI design or graphical work, just bring yourself. If you have notecards for jotting down tasks and sharing with everyone, those are always useful!
January 19, 2008
We’re creating a calendar tool that solves a few problems:
- Create a master calendar of tech events in Portland, OR.
- Make it really easy for all the event schedulers to opt into the aggregation service.
- Get the juicy details of what’s actually going to happen at each event in the same place.
Calagator is our name for the calendar aggregator software we’re writing.
You can find the google code project at http://code.google.com/p/calagator/
Our mailing list is at http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-tech-calendar
We’re just getting started, but through this blog you’ll be able to find summaries of our meetings, details about our master plan and our discoveries about what’s happening in Portland.