I am pleased to announce the recent release of the Ajax Event Calendar plugin for WordPress. Efforts to create the AEC were launched a few months ago, when I was asked to setup an easy-to-use blog community calendar that supported multiple user contribution. Despite the many calendar plugins available, none were appropriate or easily modified to address all requirements. So I set out to create my first WordPress plugin, indeed my first plugin of any kind. The AEC is a derivative amalgamation of several jQuery plugins, some database work, and a fair amount of PHP code utilizing the WordPress API.