Google Developer Day 2008 – Mexico City

Yesterday, Monday 23 2008 I have the opportunity to assist to the Google Developer Day Mexico City, the first two talks were about Google and the Mexican market and an overview of their new product for developers ( android, maps, open social, etc. ) this first two talks were in Spanish, after a launch it was a breakout with 4 different options, the talks i have the opportunity to go were:

  • Open Social introduction by Chris Schalk: Open Social is a technology that allow us to create applications for social networks with the advantage it will run on every platform that supports open socials ( Hi5, Orkut, IGoogle, Linkedin ) the talk was about Were Open Social is going, what can we do and what to expect from it, Google friend connect,, how to create some basic application and how to implement on our how servers.
  • IGoogle + gadgets by Bruno Bowden: IGoogle is you own personalized start page where you can add a lot of gadgets to it ( weather, jobs gmail, etc. ) This talk was about creating gadgets for IGoogle , and the new support of Open Social and the new canvas mode
  • Gears by Dion Almaer: this was the talk i like the most, i really like the idea that we can use gears to create an offline version or speed a site up like is doing, but when i got home and try to install gears on my machine i realized that Linux 64 bits is not supported :-(
  • Google Maps API Advanced by Pamela Fox: This talks was about using tile layers with Google maps so we can use our own maps, images or anything we want to zoom in using Google maps, right now i am using Zoomifyer for this purpose but i hope with this info move to Google maps. pretty cool!

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