Conference Scheduling Lifehack

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This PPT describes how to import iCal data from Sched into Google Calendar. Setting up reminders via text messaging (SMS) in Google Calendar is also described.

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Conference Scheduling Lifehack

  1. 1. Conference Scheduling Lifehack Exporting Shed’s iCal information in Google Calendar
  2. 2. <ul><li>First log into your Sched account </li></ul><ul><li>Click on your schedule which is in the upper left-hand side </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Click on iCal in the upper right-hand side </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Save it locally (I’d suggest your computer’s desktop) </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Login to Google and go to My Account </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Click on Calendar </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Select Settings in the upper right-hand side </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Select the Calendars tab </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Select Import Calendar </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Click on the Browse button </li></ul><ul><li>Locate your iCal file (ICS file extension) </li></ul><ul><li>Select which calendar to upload it to </li></ul><ul><li>Then click on the Import button </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>You should receive a confirmation page like this </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Your Google calendar should now have the events you’ve scheduled in Shed </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>But what if you want reminders sent to your mobile phone? </li></ul><ul><li>Easy enough… </li></ul>Image Credit: mobilemoo
  14. 14. <ul><li>Go back to Settings and Click on the Mobile Setup tab </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the instructions to add your phone if you haven’t already </li></ul><ul><li>Keep in mind that you may accrue charges if you are not on a text messaging plan with your carrier. For me (Verizon), that’s 0.10 per message. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>You should see this screen once your phone has been verified </li></ul><ul><li>VERY IMPORTANT: Make sure to change the drop down menu from Pop-up to SMS. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Of course there are other free online apps besides Google Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Two of the more popular ones that you can upload an iCal file to and receive SMS reminders are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CalendarHub ( http://www.calendarhub.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and 30 Boxes ( http://30boxes.com ) </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Prepared by </li></ul><ul><li>Bryan Loar </li></ul><ul><li>bryan.theloars.com </li></ul><ul><li>2009 </li></ul>

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