I just got a G1 from T-Mobile, and I’m also attending Microsofts PDC, so I wanted to import my schedule from the PDC into my Google Calendar. It took a few tries, but I finally figured out how to do it.
- Get the .ics file
- Find the link on the screen
- Right click – copy link
- Use wget to save it
- I renamed the file to sessions.ics for easy identification
You will have to change the URL type from webcal to https
- Open the file and remove the ; from the lines like:
I’m not sure who (Google or Microsoft) is at fault with the semicolon here, but Google won’t import the file unless the semicolon is gone.
- Create a new Calendar
- Import the calendar (Add -> Import Calendar)
Be sure and select the correct calendar to place the entries in.
Enjoy! I realize these instructions are pretty terse, but the critical piece is to remove the semicolons from the .ics file. Leave a comment if you’re having trouble.
When you’re successful, your Google Calendar will sync with your G1, and you’ll have all of your PDC sessions on your G1, for reference during the conference. You can look really cool checking your G1, rather than fumbling for a scrap of paper.