It’s been a while since I’ve posted about the awesomeness of Upcoming.org but there some things I want to get out there for LP staffers around the country.
The number of libertarians using Upcoming.org for scheduling is steadily growing, in many cases duplicating the old methods of the state parties. It’s in their best interests to move over and embrace this as the national LP has.
A new piece of PHP software called SimplePie now replaces my early attempts to parse their RSS feeds — use it and love it. State chairs should have their webmasters take a look at for adding it to their own sites. We are at the cusp of making this a standard for libertarian scheduling, so don’t miss the boat. (Note to webmasters: remove the /v2/ string from the RSS url to get a much more detailed feed. It’s useful if you want to hack the results a bit to your own desires)
If you are a staffer for a state Libertarian Party, please contact me at your earliest convenience and let me know your Upcoming.org username and I will add you as a moderator for your state. I never intended for myself to permanently oversee scheduling for all the various states, and with recent improvements to the site, I can easily give the power to moderate over to the right people. Hooray!
That’s it… enjoy!