Notes on various formats and quirks.


We respect the ISO 8601 date format for all of our dates. That means dates look like this:


That translates to October 4th, 2022 at 5:20 AM in UTC time (which is the time this was first written). That is equivalent to October 4th, 2022 at 1:20am in Eastern time.


Similar to dates, we respect the ISO 8601 format for durations. This format is a bit less intuitive. It looks like this:


That translates to 1 day, 12 hours, and 30 minutes. There are other letters that represent years, months, and seconds but you can leave them off if they are 0. The T value is a separator between the "date" portion and the "time" portion of the duration.

If you use Javascript, we recommend the Luxon library which does a good job handling ISO format. But most libraries, including the native Date object, will have some support.


We use the Google Maps API to show information about the location of events. So you'll need to specify a Google Maps Place ID to set the location of an event.

You can find the Place ID for a Google Maps address using their API or using the interactive Place ID Finder.