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Sunday, May 16, 2010
The (unofficial) Philly Beer Week Calendar is now Available for Download!
4 days and counting...... I heard you North Carolina; you too, California. Even New Jersey and New York, but especially all of my phaithful Philadelphians (sorry, using 'ph' is a pet peeve of mine, yet somehow---). Yes, I've heard scores of you clamoring for the 2010 version of the Philly Beer Week Calendar of Events. I'd begun monkeying with the setup earlier last week and picked up the pace this weekend after receiving another couple handfuls of requests. Actually, they've been quite kind in nature, not demanding. Most realize what a lot of work it is to transform the data from the PBW website into a usable spreadsheet. So, here it is in all of its glory. I believe the only changes from last year are the inclusions of a phone number and a website address for each event. ===>Link to the 2010 Philly Beer Week Calendar of Events<=== (via Google Docs---click the "Download" link)
(Last updated: 5/10/2010) (Last updated: 5/12/2010) (Last updated: 5/15/2010) (Last updated: 5/16/2010) (Last updated: 5/22/2010)
While my attention to detail and data integrity is usually pretty high, I'd be remiss if I didn't add the standard disclaimer: "While this information is only as good as the source, PhillyBeerWeek.org, lists it, The Brew Lounge can not be held responsible for any misrepresentation of the event listings. If any doubt exists, please always refer to Philly Beer Week as your ultimate source."
Mitigating this disclaimer, though, I've added a column (column 'A' to be precise) that shows the last time each event was edited in my spreadsheet.
I will continue to monitor the PBW site making updates to the spreadsheet as often as practical and possible. There will always be a 'last updated' notation at the top of the spreadsheet. If reports are true, we can expect this spreadsheet to triple in size over the next few weeks.
OH, and by the way, please feel free to send comments my way, including suggestions for improvements.