Deb Shadovitz organizes, among other things, MacGathering and MacDayLA, techfests focused on Mac products and technology in Southern California. She’s been doing it for quite a while, and is interviewed here by Andrew Warner, the founder of Mixergy, which hosts a variety of tech and business networking events in the LA area. Deb shares her expertise creating and running large expos and one-day conferences, including designing the content, signing up sponsors, and getting the word out (including using FullCalendar!).
We occasionally hear about venues and services that might be of interest to event organizers, so we thought we’d start sharing them here. Note we don’t have personal experience with these, we’re just passing on the information.
From our inbox today:
I just wanted to drop you a message and let you know that if you have any training room rental needs in Sacramento, AcademyX has a brand new training facility available.
Our facility is equipped with multiple training rooms that can accommodate between 8 to 15 students with workstation and probably twice as many students without. Each workstation in our training room is equipped with:
– Dual monitor (one for student and one replicate’s the instructor monitor)
– High Speed Wireless Internet access
– Office 2003/2007, Adobe Creative Suite and much more
– Comfortable leather seats and spacious desks
The facility is located in Natomas close to Arco Arena and right off the freeway I-80 and Truxel Rd. Map and directions to our location can be found here:
Tonight there are some minor problems with the website that should be fixed later this morning (Tuesday). You can enter new events, but you’ll only be able to add the long description for now. Apologies for the inconvenience.
PayPal has a new look today, and the PayPal button on the FullCalendar website looks a little different. It still works the same way.
As always, you do not need a PayPal account to use a credit card on FullCalendar. You’ll be taken to the PayPal site where you can enter your credit card number without creating a PayPal account.
Happy Labor Day to those in the US, and have a good weekend everyone!
You can see the FullCalendar home page looks quite different. Rest assured the service itself hasn’t changed, and the pages for entering and managing your events have only changed color.
Overview of changes:
- Home page: abbreviated event list for quicker access
- FullCalendar news: you’re currently signed up for monthly or less frequent updates
- New colors everywhere, tighter organization design
- Your metro is saved, with photos!
The main change is in the home page. Now, if you’re signed in, you can see the next few events you’ve entered, and jump right to an individual event.
This provides an easy way to keep up with new features and geographies on FullCalendar, along with tips for making the most of the service. You can subscribe by email to a monthly digest or to each post, or use the RSS feed.
You’re currently subscribed to the monthly email digest; you can change this or unsubscribe by signing in, going to the “Your Account” section, and clicking “Change your user information”.
New colors and tighter directory design:
We hope you enjoy our brighter colors. And you’ll notice it’s easier to check out various organizations, both from the home page and once you are into the organization directory.
Your metro is saved, with photos!
You’ll now always be in one metro or another; San Francisco if you haven’t signed in and haven’t selected somewhere else. And we’re showing photos of each metro in the upper right-hand corner, thanks to folks who have added them to Flickr with appropriate Creative Commons licenses.
That’s it for now – let us know what you think!
Welcome to FullCalendar News!
Here you can read about new features, enhancements and changes to the FullCalendar Event Promotion Service and Organization Directory. We’ll also have tips on making the most of the FullCalendar service, and publicizing events in general.
We’re using WordPress software for this section of the website, so it looks and acts like a blog. You can publicly comment on blog posts, asking questions and providing your feedback on the specific posts or the service in general.
We’d love to hear what you’d like us to cover here – don’t be a stranger!