We’ve learned the value of engaging with local government — with few people involved in local proceedings, it’s pretty easy for a generally unpopular proposal to seem reasonable. And then we’re all stuck with the generally unpopular regulation. It is a pain, however, to keep manually adding the next Trustee meeting. And there’s no way I’m checking the website daily to find out about any emergency meetings.
Now I’m pulling the events from their Google calendar and creating new meeting items in my Exchange calendar:
- Register the app with Google to use the API
- Install exchangelib
- Copy config.sample to config.py and add personal information
- Create a ca.crt file with the CA signing key for your Exchange server (or remove the custom adapter if your server cert is signed by a public key)
- Run getCalendarEvents.py and follow the URL to authorize access to your calendar
I’ve tweaked the script to grab events from the school district’s calendar in SchoolPointe too. Now we know when there’s a school board meeting or dress-up day.