OpenSocial + Google App Engine Technical Overview

Location: Regency E Level: Novice

Google is involved with many efforts to make the social web more real, more useful, and more open. This session will cover the latest release of OpenSocial & recent implementations on popular social platforms like MySpace & Hi5, as well as an overview of Google’s new App Engine platform.

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Patrick Chanezon


Patrick Chanezon is API Evangelist at Google since 2005. These days his main interests are the OpenSocial API and social software, Google APIs, REST, SOAP and Ajax, Java, Groovy, Javascript, PHP, Ruby and Python. Previously he’s bee working on portals, blogs and syndication feeds at Sun Microsystems, AOL and Netscape. He’s the co-founder of the ROME – Atom and RSS utilities in java open source project.

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Patrick is French, so he takes long vacations in the summer and likes to drink red wine with baguettes and stinky cheese while wearing a beret. Apart from programming and reading books his main interest in life is spending time with his wife and 3 kids.

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Paul McDonald

Google, Inc.

Paul McDonald is currently the Product Manager for Google App Engine and Google Mashup Editor. Paul has been with Google for 5 years and has experience working on a variety of Google Products including AdWords, Google Checkout and Google Data APIs. He is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego where he majored in Computer Science and the History of Technology.

  • Buddy Media
  • AOL
  • Bebo
  • Clearspring
  • Friendster
  • Gratis Network
  • Hook Mobile
  • SocialMedia
  • BNet

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