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Postcards from February Developer Garages

March 2, 2009ByJulia Lam

February was an active month for the worldwide Facebook Developer Garage program, with four garages held from London to Palo Alto, Chicago and Toronto. Facebook Developer Garages are local events supported by Facebook that developers in our community can host to share ideas and network in a local setting. This year, we’re excited to provide even more resources by including Intel as a sponsor of our Garage community.

Facebook Developer Garage London led the charge this month discussing Facebook’s new APIs and how to utilize them. They also hosted a second charity-based event to create apps that leverage the FBML bespoke codes and allow people to donate using Causes.

Later in our hometown of Palo Alto, over 400 developers attended the Facebook Developer Garage Palo Alto led by Josh Elman and Dave Morin, who discussed Feeds and Social Distribution. We gave the first public look at our first social widget, the Comments Box, which launched earlier that day. We also showed a sneak peak of future Feed forms and Feed stories coming soon.

Over in Chicago, more than 170 developers gathered to meet Luke Shepard from the Platform team to learn about the technical aspects of Facebook Connect. Participants discovered more about OpenID and networked with other developers over refreshments.

Facebook Developer Garage Toronto closed the month with over 400 developers packed into their Canadian Garage. Matt Wyndowe from the Facebook team presented the latest stats on Facebook Connect and developer Kevin Lister from Wedsnap discussed the Wedbook application, fbFund, and the process of being acquired by The Knot.

We look forward to hearing from you about the next Garage you host or attend!

*Special thanks to our Garage hosts: Facebook Developer Garage London, Where I've Been, Crafted Fun, Refresh Partners, and Trapeze.