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Today Kevin Marks (Google), Chris Schalk (Google), Lou Moore (Hi5) and myself presented OpenSocial at the Graphing Social Patterns West 2008 conference.
GSP is a great conference to talk about OpenSocial: all the attendees are involved in some sort of social networking software, and are very receptive to OpenSocial. Congrats to Dave McClure and the O’Reilly team for organizing it.
It was a great opportunity to have the 3 OpenSocial developer advocates from Google on stage at the same time, usually we all travel to different conferences. I made an introduction about OpenSocial, Chris described the API, showed code and did a demo of PixWall on Orkut, Kevin talked about Shindig and Caja, and demoed Shindig working in the Eclipse debugger.
And Lou Moore from Hi5 showed all the cool extensions to OpenSocial that Hi5 has made: for example he demoed PixWall taking advantage of the Photo API that Hi5 makes available, that allows an application developer to let the user pick a picture from one of their Hi5 Photo albums. Thanks Lou.