OpenID, OAuth, OpenSocial, Oh My! Joseph Smarr at Google IO

I’m back from two days at the Google IO developer conference in San Francisco. Lots of great sessions in the “hallway track,” with plenty of productive discussions around moving the ball forward on open standards for the Social Web. Great chats with David Recordon, Chris Messina, and many other luminaries. And, not surprisingly, I also attended the talk by Joseph Smarr of Plaxo. It was standing room only, and Joseph did a tour-de-force presentation that explained all the key building blocks and how they fit together. He even teased the crowd with a little insight into an interesting project that’s creating an open spec for secure exchange of address book and friends list data. Listen for it toward the end of the clip above. His talk got a great round of applause, as well as some nice tweets.

Here are a few of my pics from his animated speech. Is it me, or does he look like a young Bill Gates conducting a symphony orchestra?

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Update:

Joseph’s put his presentation up over at his blog.

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5 thoughts on “OpenID, OAuth, OpenSocial, Oh My! Joseph Smarr at Google IO

  1. [...] My partner-in-crime John McCrea has coverage of my talk, including photos and this video clip he shot towards the end of my [...]

  2. Video has been taken away? Just read the slides so hearing audio or seeing video would be neat.

  3. erm, never mind – refreshed and it no longer says “video not available” – weird.

  4. He does actually look a lot like Bill Gates in action. Is that intentional or indicative of things to come?

  5. @Paul – even his voice tone resembles of Gates’…

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