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Speaker Bio

John Hjelmstad

John Hjelmstad is a software engineer at Google, currently serving as tech lead on gadgets and OpenSocial efforts within the company. He helped bootstrap the Shindig project's gadgets server, and continues to contribute to it along with the specifications for gadgets and OpenSocial. His previous Google work was in Google Apps, and before this worked at and in seller platform and local/maps teams, respectively. He received his BS in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2002.

20:30-21:30 • BOF

Apache Shindig
is a new project in the Apache incubator that is becoming the reference implementation for OpenSocial and gadgets infrastructure. This project aims to make it easy for a new social website to become a "container" for OpenSocial applications, and is making rapid progress. Come learn about the project's infrastructure, see a demo, and find out how to get involved. Q&A very welcome.