Around 50 developers met yesterday in London, England to hear all about Yahoo's new location based service Fire Eagle. In two short presentations and a long Q&A session Tom Coates and Seth Fitzsimmons from the Fire Eagle team helped developers get their head around the concept and technicalities of Fire Eagle. They were aided by Steve Marshall, developer of the Django Fire Eagle Authentication wrapper and co-developer of Fireball.Read More »from Location, Security and easy API walkthroughs – the Fire Eagle Developer Evening in London, UK
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- Chris Heilmann | YDN Blog – Thu, May 1, 2008 9:42 AM EDT
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Just in time for the O'Reilly Web 2.0 Expo at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, a team of developers - Leonard Lin, Steve Marshall, and Kellan Elliott-McCrea - have released Fireball, a location-sharing mashup built on Fire Eagle, Twitter, and Upcoming.
It doesn't require you to join and populate "yet another" social network app, since it builds on existing services, using Twitter as an interface and to bring your social graph to bear, Fire Eagle for secure sharing of your location, and Upcoming for cross-correlating events and locations.
Says Kellan, a Flickr application engineer "building technology solutions for social problems":
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What I love about Fire Eagle is that we aren't asking people to change their behavior (much), just helping people make sense of the information deluge. Answering the eternal "It's 3am, do you know where your friends are?" questions. I think it's pretty amazing that we have the "small pieces loosely joined" to build a tool like Fireball, that lives in
- Chris Heilmann | YDN Blog – Tue, Apr 22, 2008 5:39 PM EDT
- Chris Heilmann | YDN Blog – Tue, Apr 22, 2008 1:45 PM EDT
Last weekend James Broad went to Ankara, Turkey to present Yahoo! APIs at METU University to an audience of computer science undergraduates.
The aim of the presentation was to introduce some of the tools and services Yahoo! provides to developers, and raise exposure of the YDN in Turkey.
Here's what he had to say about the trip and event.Read More »from YDN supports the METU University Hack Day in Ankara, Turkey
- Chris Heilmann | YDN Blog – Wed, Apr 16, 2008 2:57 AM EDT
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The last weekend the Social Innovation Camp in London, England had several development teams battling for support for their projects, all of which trying to solve a real life social problem with web technologies. At the end two of these projects won some start capital but everyone involved got a lot of experience crossing boundaries of IT and social working.Read More »from The Social Innovation Camp London is over – winners announced
- Chris Heilmann | YDN Blog – Fri, Apr 4, 2008 10:06 AM EDT
Yesterday the Highland Fling conference in Edinburgh, Scotland had about 100 delegates in plush leather seats waiting to learn about "The Browser and Beyond".Read More »from The browser and beyond – that was Highland Fling 2008
- Chris Heilmann | YDN Blog – Mon, Mar 24, 2008 8:12 PM EDT
The unconference-styled event was sponsored by Yahoo! Quebec and Nurun and was meant to bring people interested in web development together to hear and talk about topics of interest both to web development as a whole but also start local connections.
The location is a co-working office with lots of computers and comfy chairs and we put together some rows of harder chairs and a projector to enjoy the presentations. There will also be videos of the presentations available once Nurun got around to converting the tapes.
My presentation was entitled "The struggle for web development standards" and was partly inspired by my experience at the AjaxWorld conference in New York the week before. There a lot of companies showed framework and metaprogramming solutions to day to day web development problems and the idea of web standards and best practices in use inRead More »from Standards, Microformats and Accessibility – this was the Coder’s Saturday in Montreal, Canada
YDN Europe is sponsoring Social Innovation Camp on the April 4 and 5, in London, England.
Last Friday, judges got together for the first time to pre-select the projects that are to be created during the course of the weekend. After a lot of discussion and deliberation we cut down the 70 entries to the following six, which we believe have most potential impact and are likely to be achievable in two days:
Enabled by Design
This idea is a web site featuring designs and products that allow people with disabilities or injuries to make their life easier. The idea is to have a shop, a showcase section and general advice on how to overcome problems and physical changes in your life.
Personal Development Reports
An online system that helps people (particularly young people) identify their personal skills and qualities, and enables them to measure and track their personal development over a period of time, through their involvement in a project or activity.
A website or tool thatRead More »from Social Innovation Camp projects are go!