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New at TNC2011: synchronise your calendar, keep up to date!

10/05/2011

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Whether you’re attending this year’s TERENA Networking Conference (TNC2011) in person or following video streams online, stay up-to-date with any changes to the schedule with handy new features that allow you to subscribe to individual sessions or to the whole TNC schedule: https://tnc2011.terena.org/core/schedule/list.

Three options can help keep you up to date:

  • Subscribe to individual sessions and receive session updates by email. “Sign in” to the TNC2011 website, top right, using your federated identity or social media account, then click to the schedule and select sessions by clicking the star symbol. By clicking ‘Toggle subscribed sessions’ you will see only your selection displayed as your own conference schedule.
  • If you use Google Calendar, you can export sessions or events to your own calendar by clicking on ‘Save to my Google Calendar’ (no login necessary). Event locations are stored as a Google Maps link, so you’ll have directions to venues outside the conference centre.
  • From within Google Calendar you can also subscribe to the whole TNC schedule and see automatically synchronised session details in your own calendar. Simply enter “tnc2011@terena.org” in the “Other calendars” field next to your calendar view.

How does it work?

These features are enabled by CORE, TERENA’s conference organisation tool, which has been updated and improved. CORE now allows you to login using your own institutional credentials and, depending on your role such as admin or read only (set by administrators of the TNC website) certain features are available. After TNC2011 CORE will be released under a BSD license for other developers to adapt and extend and for our community to use.

Any issues

This is a new system, so if you come across any issues, please let us know: core2011-admins@terena.org.

Further information

CORE will be demonstrated at TNC2011 from 13.00-13.30 CEST on Wednesday 18 May.

TNC2011 takes place on 16-19 May in Prague, Czech Republic, hosted by the Czech research networking organisation CESNET. The full schedule is available via https://tnc2011.terena.org/core/schedule/list.