Today is Saturday, January 12th, and we are holding the first MySpace internal hackathon. Tech folks from all over MySpace in LA and in Seattle (connected by teleconference) are playing around with our new dev site and getting their first look at what we've been working on for so long.
This Wednesday, a bunch of us are heading up to San Francisco (our main office is in Beverly Hills, with two satellite offices in San Francisco and Seattle) for an Open Social meeting. There are fairly regular Open Social meetings, but this one is special to us, as we’ll be presenting our platform for the first time. Nothing's actually going to launch Wednesday, but I believe this is going to be the first time one of our developers will get up and explain what we mean when we say "API".
Of course, we obviously wouldn’t be doing this if we weren’t fairly close to releasing the dev site to the world – and we are. This site is truly going to be a place for developers (and other interested folks), and the place to go for all MySpace (and MySpace Open Social) documentation. It’ll also be where developers can go to start playing with our API’s, to create an Application Profile, and to participate in our developer community.
Random aside – Seattle is currently playing Green Bay right now, and the guys up in Seattle aren’t paying attention. They’ve stated that the hackathon is much more important to them. Meanwhile, everyone down here is well aware of the scores. But, as they point out, “geeks like sports too!” Don’t they ever…
The environment here is fun, there’s nothing like sitting at one hackathon and ending up deciding that it's going so well, we need to schedule more.
Now, enough blabbing from me - I have an app to write!