SAM SIG: From Prototype to Success: Facebook and OpenSocial Applications




    From Prototype to Success: Facebook and OpenSocial Applications
    Dave Nielsen and Steve Chan

    The promise of Social Network platforms is access to millions of users via development that is simple & quick.  But be careful of what you wish for, you may just get it.

    In this presentation Dave and Steve will walk through three architectural designs commonly used to create simple applications for both the Facebook and Open Social platforms. Starting with a simple design, they will explain how to architect a prototype for rapid launch, but with a simple upgrade path once you decide to go public.

    Finally, they will lay out architectural changes you can make to address scalability problems should your application catch fire.

    Dave Nielsen, Developer Programs Consultant at Platform D, and Steve Chan, Creator, Tsunami Framework at App Tsunami

    Dave and Steve, who met through SDForum, seized the opportunity to collaborate using Java and PHP to build a simple, yet scaleable Facebook application, realizing they were learning more generalizable principles about building social network applications independent of programming language.

    Dave has been running developer programs for the likes of PayPal and Strikeiron for over 5 years. Today, he helps companies design and run programs that engage developers and create partnerships.

    Steve Chan has been developing software for more years than he can remember. Currently he is with App Tsunami, Inc. building Facebook and Open Social applications using the Tsunami Framework he developed.


    Cubberley Community Center
    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
    Palo Alto, CA



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



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

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