Emerging Tech SIG:eBay on Disruptive Technologies

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  • The Monthly Meeting of the Emerging Tech SIG

    TITLE: eBay on Disruptive Technologies

     

    ABSTRACT:
    What does eBay think the disruptive technologies of the future will be?
    What is eBay doing to disrupt others?

    Come join us as two of eBay's inhouse experts on disruptive technologies give us their opinion on these questions.

    Adam Trachtenberg will discuss trends and disruption in platform development and 3rd party applications.
    Alex Lewis will then preview eBay's disruptive San Dimas project(www.projectsandimas.com).

    San Dimas is a rich internet desktop application which represents one of the future ways in which people will connect and interact with the eBay marketplace and other emerging Web platforms.  San Dimas is built on the Adobe AIR (formerly
    Apollo) platform and has been praised by Adobe and the media as a vibrant early example of the types of applications that are poised to diminish the role of browser-based applications.

     


     

    BIOS:
    Adam Trachtenberg is the senior manager of Platform Evangelism at eBay
    , where he preaches the gospel of the eBay platform to developers and businessmen around the globe. Before eBay, Trachtenberg co-founded and served as vice president for development at two companies, Student.Com and TVGrid.Com. At both firms, he led the front- and middle-end web site design and development. Trachtenberg began using PHP in 1997, and is the author of Upgrading to PHP 5 and coauthor of PHP Cookbook, both published by O'Reilly Media. He lives in San Francisco, California, and has a B.A. and M.B.A. from Columbia University.

    Alan Lewis, Technical Evangelist, eBay Developers Program
    Alan Lewis is a technical evangelist with the eBay Developers Program and has been at eBay since 2004. He works with third parties who want to use the eBay Web Services platform to develop applications that help users sell, search, and buy on eBay. Before joining eBay he worked for a number of years as a technical writer and product manager at Blaze Software, where he helped build the market leading enterprise business rules management product.

    Alan has a BA in philosophy from University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a self-taught Java and C# coder. Alan blogs at alanlewis.typepad.com.

    Location
    Pillsbury Winthrop
    2475 Hanover St.
    Palo Alto, CA 94304

    Agenda
    6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration / Networking / Refreshments / Pizza
    7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Presentation

    Price
    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    No registration required

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