CarlWiki talk:Coming up
Out of the country
I've been updating Carlwiki:Coming up almost exclusively for the past nine months or so--spending about 15 minutes each morning combing the internet for relevent events. In one month, I'll be out of the country for three weeks (April 21-May 13), and may not be able to update this page during that time frame. In case anyone else out there wants to do it, here's my cheat sheet:
- Each day is written with a single bullet point (put an asterisk at the beginning of the line). The day is written in boldface.
- If there is more than one relevant event in a day, list just the date on the first line (with a single bullet point) and the events on subsequent lines (with two bullet points). See below for an example of how this looks.
- If an event encompasses more than one day (e.g., SUMO films are screened on Friday and Saturday), list such multi-day events following the events for the first day. So, for example, on Friday, you would see something like this...
- ...and on Saturday, you'd see something like this:
- Saturday, April 7:
- SUMO will show some movies.
- Something else happens.
- Saturday, April 7:
- Keep one week of current events up at any given time when classes are in schedule. Each day, delete past items and insert new items for the current day and the following six days.
- There is a space for future events to be entered that is commented out. That way, you can prepare weeks' worth of future events and just cut/paste them into the current (non-commented) section when they're within a week of occuring. I usually try to enter two days' worth of future events for every one day of current events I update.
- Each item should have at least one link included, in this priority:
- Link to the relevant Carlwiki article (even if it doesn't exist).
- If the item is not Carleton-specific and so a Carlwiki article isn't appropriate (e.g., for most Convo speakers), link to the relevant Wikipedia article (see Carlwiki:Cheat sheet for the Wikipedia shortcut).
- If there is no Wikipedia article, do a Google search and link to a relevant external web page (again, see Carlwiki:Cheat sheet for details on how to do this).
- If you can't find a relevant web page using Google or other web search engines, don't bother linking it.
Where to find events
- Carleton.edu's Official events calendar should be the primary source. Use the monthly view. This calendar is updated regularly; I recommend clicking on each event link when you review them to determine (a) whether to include them here and (b) what detailed information to write up. That way, if your browser settings are standard, the link will turn purple to indicated a visited link, and if you see a new, blue link appear in a sea of purple, you know they added something new.
- To find SUMO films, follow the links from their Carlwiki article.
- To find ETB and Carleton Players audition and performance times, follow the links from their Carlwiki articles.
- If you don't see a Convo listed on the official site (they don't always remember), or if there's more information you want to find that isn't on the official calendar, Carletoogle is the best available search tool (look for "Convocation schedule" or "academic calendar", for example).
--Chris Johnson '96 15:11, 21 March 2007 (GMT)