Silverlight on the MySpace Open Platform

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Now you can build Silverlight applications on the MySpace. Microsoft and MySpace have released an Open Source kit that makes it easy to develop applications using Silverlight that run on MySpace. Learn about this kit and how designers and developers could use it to create interactive, engaging applications on MySpace with little to no coding. Sponsored by Microsoft.


  • Max Newbould, Development Manager for OpenSocial on MySpace
  • Michael S. Scherotter, Media Experience Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation
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Michael Scherotter

Microsoft Corporation

Michael Scherotter is a Media Experience Evangelist for Media and Communications with Microsoft Corporation based out of San Francisco. As part of Microsoft’s Communications Sector evangelism team, Michael focuses on interactive client solutions for communications and media companies. Educated as an architect, Michael brings a sense of creativity and design to synergistic software development. Throughout his 14-year career in software development, Michael has specialized in combining software in innovative ways. He architected and developed desktop CAD applications for Boise Cascade Corporation, managed software development teams and engaged with partners as a Business Solutions Architect at Mindjet Corporation. Michael has a Bachelors of Architecture and a Masters of Architecture specializing in Design Tool Development. Michael lives in Fairfax, California with his wife Liz, and two boys Alex and Sam.

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Max Newbould


Maxwell Newbould is the product owner and lead developer for the MySpace Open Platform’s OpenSocial container. He has been working for MySpace since March 2006, and was the first developer at MySpace’s Seattle office. Maxwell also provides engineering support for companies building applications for the world’s most popular social networking and lifestyle portal. Previously to MySpace, Maxwell worked in government, finance, travel and technology sectors.

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