I’m trying to create a webinar with a start_time in eastern time, I’m able to create the webinar successfully, but I’m having trouble passing the right timezone in my start_time string. I think the wording in the Zoom API documentation is a bit confusing.
Here is what I’m passing (using the zoomus Rails gem):
Zoomus.new.webinar_create(topic: ‘test title’, type: 5, start_date: “2018-04-24T17:00:00Z”) I’m also passing the host/user id.
I understand this time format is in GMT: “2018-04-24T17:00:00Z” - with the ‘Z’ signifying GMT. In the documentation it says “In the format “yyyy-MM-dd’T’HH:mm:ss”, should be local time, need to specify the time zone.” - does this mean I need to also pass the separate ‘timezone’ paramater? Or is there a way to substitute ‘Z’ in the start_time string with the timezone I want (eastern time)? Should I just convert my time to GMT before passing it? Any suggestions/insight welcome.