Google, Plaxo, Hi5OpenSocial—High Octane For Widgets & Web Apps
OpenSocial presents new opportunities for internet marketers and developers by expanding the reach of product offerings across the web. It allows for the creation of widgets or applications once and use many times across the web. It means you no longer need one strategy for Orkut and another for MySpace. OpenSocial allows you to tap into new markets and be in front of new audiences without them necessarily coming to your website.

Come hear from our panel of experts on how your can leverage OpenSocial for your products and services. Dont' miss it!

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Moderator: Daya Baran, President, WebGuild

Chris Schalk, Developer Programs, GoogleChris Schalk, Developer Programs, Google
Chris Schalk is a Developer Advocate and works to promote Google's APIs and technologies. Before joining Google, Chris was a Principal Product Manager and technology evangelist at Oracle in the Java development tools group. Chris also recently co-authored the popular JSF book: "JavaServer Faces, The Complete Reference" published through McGraw-Hill-Osborne. Chris was also one of the original members of the Open Ajax alliance and helped Oracle and later Google join the alliance. Chris has spoken on Web, Java and Ajax development at numerous Oracle, Java and Ajax conferences, including the recent Google Developer Day.

Joseph Smarr, Chief Platform Architect, PlaxoJoseph Smarr, Chief Platform Architect, Plaxo
Joseph Smarr is Chief Platform Architect at Plaxo. He is currently leading Plaxo’s "Open Social Web" initiative to put users back in control of who they know when using socially-enabled sites by using open data-sharing standards. An active participant in the Web 2.0 community, Joseph has built web applications for many years, including Plaxo’s online address book, web widgets, and was architect and lead developer of the Plaxo 3.0 rich AJAX address book, calendar, and sync tool. Joseph has a BS and MS from Stanford University in Artificial Intelligence.

Akash Garg, Co-Founder/CTO, Hi5 NetworksAkash Garg, Co-Founder/CTO, Hi5 Networks
Akash manages technology infrastructure and software development for hi5 Networks. He developed the core concepts and technology that fueled the creation of, a site that is used by 10s of millions of people every day. Most recently, Akash was at Reactivity assisting early-stage startups with technology strategy and direction. Akash was also responsible for architecting and implementing key portions of Reactivity’s flagship product.