I like to keep organized and make sure everyone is on the same page. With Agile 2009 just around the corner, I decided to put my flights into Google Calendar so my wife would know when I’m arriving and leaving. This will be handy for getting a ride home upon my return.
As I started putting the times in the calendar, I realized that the itinerary probably showed times local to the airports, not to my current location. I confirmed this with Dustin (who is also attending Agile 2009), and we both decided that a timezone calculation gizmo would be awesome. We checked out Labs, and there was a World Clock feature. We enabled it and it showed the current time for the timezones we were interested in.
“That’s nice”, thought Dustin and I, “but wouldn’t it be great if that widget showed the times for an event…” We clicked on an event, and the widget did the calculations and showed us the times for each timezone for that event.
Using this tool it was pretty easy to figure out the times to enter in my local timezone and make sure that I wasn’t an hour too late or too early.
By: Ryan Shuya