VanJS: Decentralized Social Networking and PhoneGap

Blaine Cook is the former Chief Architect of Twitter, and has since worked on open source software at Yahoo and BT. He's in town this week so we rigged a special VanJS to hear him talk. Blaine will be giving a talk about decentralized social networking, the webfinger protocol, and how JavaScript is the right language to bring these things things to life. Also, by popular request, Brian LeRoux from Nitobi is going to give an intro to the PhoneGap mobile framework. Agenda:


  • Decentralized Social Networking and Webfinger: Blaine Cook

  • Mobile Apps with PhoneGap: Brian LeRoux

  • Beers afterward

This time we'll be across the street from where we usually are: SFU Segal Centre, at 500 Granville Street and Pender, room 1430.

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  • Raphael H.

    Horizon-widening, at least for me.

    November 28, 2010

  • Orlando V.

    Interesting, thought-provoking talks from Blaine and Bryan. Another great meet, no surprise here.

    November 18, 2010

  • Jing G.

    Thanks for sharing ideas.

    November 18, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I didn't like the fact that we were bumped from the posh venue into the crowded classroom. After the redirection to Harbour Centre I arrived too late to find that no chairs were available so I left.

    November 18, 2010

  • Alberto M.

    Great talk from Blaine about webfinger, great forward thinker. Also enjoyed PhoneGap talk, nice work being down there, well down to earth.

    November 18, 2010

  • Roman G.

    Blaine did a pretty amusing presentation, great slides and great content. Brian did an awesome job as well.

    November 18, 2010

  • Chris S.

    Great talks, thanks for the meetup!

    November 18, 2010

  • David D.

    Two very different and really great talks. Thanks guys!

    November 18, 2010

  • Tavis R.

    Blaine's talk was thought provoking and his slides were awesome.

    November 18, 2010

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