Trigger scenario when google calendar event starts

I am wanting to trigger my make automation at the time of my google calendar event starts. For example google event scheduled at 10pm make automation triggers at 10pm when event starts. I’ve tried messing around with Watch events node but I’m still having trouble and need someone to explain to me how I could set something like this up or if its even possible.

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This is because the “Watch Events” module is a POLLING trigger, and not an INSTANT (Webhook) trigger.

There are two main types of triggers, Polling (scheduled), and Instant (webhooks). Polling triggers can only run on a schedule. Instant triggers can be run as soon as data is received by the webhook.

Polling means Make checks external service for changes (pull changes to Make).
Webhook (instant) triggers means external service calls Make when there are new changes (push changes to Make).

The module you are using does not push changes — it’s basically a API request that Make has to occasionally “call” to fetch the latest changes/items.

This means that if your scenario is not scheduled to run on the hour, at exactly or slightly just after your event begins, your scenario won’t run.

To find out more on the different types of Trigger modules, see refer to Types of Modules and Webhooks sections of the Make help center.

See if your app has an “Instant” or “Webhook” trigger in Make. If not, check if the third-party service has a feature that can send out a webhooks when content is created/updated - and then you can point it to a “Custom Webhook” trigger in your scenario.

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