Introduction to OpenSocial Apps & Containers

Location: San Diego Ballroom B Audience level: Intermediate

Get a technical overview of Google’s new OpenSocial platform, and see how it’s being used to develop cross-platform social applications for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster, Ning, and other popular social networks running OpenSocial containers.

Learn how to build an OpenSocial app that can be accessed by over 200 million users on the Web.

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Patrick Chanezon


Patrick Chanezon is member of the technical staff at Docker Inc., where he helps to build Docker, an open platform for distributed applications for developers and sysadmins. A software developer and storyteller, Patrick spent 10 years building platforms at Netscape and Sun and 10 more evangelizing platforms at Google, VMware, and Microsoft. His main professional interest is in building and kickstarting the network effect for these wondrous two-sided markets called platforms. Patrick has worked on platforms for portals, ads, commerce, social, the Web, distributed apps, and the cloud.

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Chris Schalk


Chris is a Developer Advocate at Google who engages the cloud development communities with both Google App Engine and other Google cloud technologies. Chris joined Google in 2007 and has worked on various Google technologies including OpenSocial, Maps and AJAX Apis. Prior to Google, Chris was a Principal Product Manager at Oracle in the development tools group as well as co-author of “JavaServer Faces: The Complete Reference”. Chris is a private pilot and also enjoys building and flying RC airplanes. When not flying, he also plays trumpet in various San Francisco Bay Area symphonies. Chris speaks Spanish, and a little French and German.

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Kevin Marks


Kevin Marks is the founder of Proud To Pay. Over the last 20 years he’s moved between giant companies and founding startups – BBC, The UK MultiMedia Corporation, Apple QuickTime, Technorati, Google, BT, Salesforce. The common thread has been working out how people, computers and media can complement each other, and solving the engineering and social problems where they meet. He is one of the driving forces behind microformats, and indiewebcamp. He is an advisor to the Open Rights Group. He wants you to remember that URLs are people too, and his URL is

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Lou Moore

hi5 Networks

Lou Moore is the Director of Engineering for hi5, a leading international social network and top ten website globally. Lou joined hi5 in 2005 as the company’s second engineer, and is currently leading the development of hi5’s new platform. In his product engineering work, Lou enjoys developing social Web applications that are both highly scalable and usable.

Prior to hi5, Lou was a software engineer at Scient, and Originally from Wisconsin, he holds a BS in computer engineering from Northwestern University.


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