MySpace - The Open Frontier

March 19th, 2009


GarageGeeks and Yossi Vardi excited to host Allen Hurff, the Senior Vice President of Engineering at MySpace.

The event will take place at the GarageGeeks HQ at 40 Hapeled St, Holon on the 24/3 at 20:30.

Allen Hurff will discuss “Open Platform” + “Open Stack” + “OpenSocial”:

MySpace’s evolution thru “Open” and the road ahead. Since it’s inception, MySpace has been a place for embedded widgets. In 2007, MySpace helped to form OpenSocial with Google, Yahoo, Ning, Hi5, Plaxo, and many others to extend beyond the simple functionality of the embedded widget to a platform that is more deeply embedded into the ecosystem of social networking at it’s core. In early 2008, MySpace released it’s MySpace Open Platform (and Developer Platform) based on OpenSocial v0.5. MySpace spent 2008 evolving it’s Platform while also working to evolve, spec, and release several updates to the OpenSocial Spec. MySpace also spent 2008 working with the “Open Stack” community by implementing and often times directly contributing to; oAuth, OpenID + OAuth Extension, Portable Contact, Activity Stream Spec, OpenID UI/UX Working Group, and XRDS-Simple.

Don’t forget to update with food/drink that you will bring.

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