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Burning Man Google Calendar

Post by xo » Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:06 pm

Hi everyone.

For my weekend project I put all Burning Man events into a Google calendar.

The links are here:
HTML: http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?sr ... os_Angeles
XML: http://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/bu ... blic/basic
ICal: http://www.google.com/calendar/ical/bur ... /basic.ics

You can now subscribe to it, sync your smartphone and get
notifications, clone it and modify it, search for events by camp,
time, subject matter. If the Burning Man API updates its location
field, you will even be able to search for events happening within
walking distance of your camp. And if there's enough interest, I may
code an app that will do that on-playa. In any case, I'll make the
code that I wrote to do it open-source of course of course.

It's in beta, so there may be problems or issues. If so, please be
kind. If your event is not there, it's because your event is not in
the burningman.com publicly exposed API. I'll add your event, but
you'd probably best be served adding it through BurningMan.com

And! I think you can still submit events to Burning Man, it just
won't show up in the printed who-what-where. It will, however, be in
this calendar, so get your submit on.

Look into the specifics of your calendar application, but it should be
able to sync with this one and store the events locally. You'd
probably want to pare away those events you have no interest in
attending.

If you sync your phone/computer calendar before you hit the playa,
then you don't need wireless or cellular service to receive
notifications. I did it last year with my blackberry and I actually
made it to those events that I would have kicked myself for missing:
8AM greeter shift, my friend's playa art reception, etc. I have a
wedding to go to this year that I cannot miss.

Your calendar app should take care of you.

Please share it with anyone and everyone who has an interest.

- XO

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Post by MistressSybs » Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:22 pm

Spectacular JOB! *clicks watch this topic*

Thank you!

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Post by Elderberry » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:33 pm

Wow!

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Post by Token » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:08 pm

Hi Xo,

Will your app update all the street and radials when the map data goes live on August 30th? Specifically the locations of theme camps and related events.

That would be priceless!

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Post by QueenQuill » Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:21 am

What an awesome and amazing gift! However, I'm sort of a layman when it comes to using smart phones and syncing stuff. I just recently got my first smart phone, and well, I'm still learning. If it's not too much trouble for you, could you walk me through how to use your app on my phone? I have a Samsung Highlight and my provider is T-Mobile. Thank you for any help you can provide!
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Post by xo » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:10 am

Token: That is the plan! In fact, the 'map' link will work :)

Queen Quill:

According to this page, you can sync your phone with Outlook: http://www.letstalk.com/samsung-highlight-ice-tmobile
And according to this page, you can sync Outlook with Google Calendar: http://www.google.com/support/calendar/ ... swer=89955

So, sync Outlook with Google, and then your phone with Outlook.


Good luck!

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Post by mudpuppy000 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:22 am

Awesome!

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Post by fusarium » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:29 pm

s-o-l-i-d! Thank you!

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Post by C187 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:15 pm

Thanks, and just so were clear.. It's pulling information off the BM API right?
I have a little bit of Savannah with me. Shhh...

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Post by xo » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:15 pm

Indeed.

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Post by darren y » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:21 pm

nice work!!
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Post by QueenQuill » Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:18 am

xo wrote:Queen Quill:

So, sync Outlook with Google, and then your phone with Outlook.


Good luck!
Thanks so much, xo! You rock!
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Post by xo » Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:35 am

I'm heading out early this year, this Wednesday, in fact. Anyone know a reliable volunteer who can run the application I have after opening?

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Thank You!

Post by blackrockdiner » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:12 am

I linked to this calendar from our website at www.blackrockdiner.com.

Awesome, awesome, awesome. You've probably already left for the playa, but thank you so much!
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