Friday, March 25, 2022 · 2 min read

Open scheduling with Cal.com

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Open scheduling with Cal.com

Open Scheduling With Cal.com

What is open scheduling? To answer that, we have to first establish what scheduling is. Scheduling is a mechanism that allows people to arrange for specific events to happen at particular times. These events can be as mundane as walking the dog or as rare as a rocket launch. Scheduling platforms like Cal allow people to input their availability and avoid inefficiencies by reducing variables. This means that instead of having to constantly shuttle messages back and forth, you can simply share a Cal.com link.

There are quite a few scheduling platforms in today's market, but over 90%  of them are closed schedulers. So what does closed scheduling mean? Well, to put it simply, closed schedulers are not extensible, not accessible, and not developer-friendly. Think of them as a box of cereal without an ingredients list, an opening tab, or any sort of nutritional information. The cereal is still yummy and still nutritious, but there are a lot of things that you just don't know and will never find out.

Cal.com, on the other hand, is the world's leading open scheduling tool. Cal is developer-friendly, open-source, extensible and accessible. Cal.com is like a farm to table market; you can see, smell and learn hands on about all that we offer. You can join our online community and basically watch and contribute to our code as it evolves in real-time. You can implement a self hosted version of Cal.com and make specific changes to it. You can also do none of these things and just sign up for your own Cal.com account on our website in less than 30 seconds. With open scheduling platforms you are as informed and involved as you want to be.

Open scheduling is for people who prioritize transparency and accessibility at all levels. They want to know what they're using, how it works, what it's made of, and should it tickle their fancy; they want to customize it too. Having said that, there's nothing inherently wrong with closed scheduling; it's just a different tool with a different value system.

If you're a person who wants to know what you're getting and what it's made of, then Cal.com is the scheduling platform for you. We're not just the world's leading open scheduler; we actually built the open scheduling industry from the ground up.

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