I am really pleased to announce that we have an
OpenID Informational Evening for Developers
August 10th 6-9 in Berkeley at 2029 University, Upstairs.
The Big news is the community has converged and figured out the authentication layer – OpenID…OpenID is just the authentication layer – but on top of this ad hoc standard lots of cool stuff can happen. The goal of the evening is not to geek out on identity but to connect with a developers working on applications that require users to login.
Find out more about what it is…how it works…how you can install. The incentives to learn are high with the $5000 bounty for having OpenID in Open Source projects.
Presenting and answering Questions
David Recordon formerly of Live Journal/Six Appart now of Verisign will be presenting a bit about the origins of OpenID but most importantly how it works…and how you install it.
Andy Dale from ooTao will talk a bit about i-names and how they work with OpenID2 and looking forward to what comes next after authentication – profile sharing. ooTao is also data sharing are running ibroker services.
Mary Hodder CEO of Dabble will talk about the work happening around the development of itags.
I am helping coordinate the evening please RSVP to me – kaliya (at) Mac (dot) com and feel free to ask me any questions.
If you know a developer – pass the word along.
ps. for all you Technorati guys who keep having questions…now is your chance to ask the guys who know.
UPDATE: Scott Keveton from JanRain will be there too…He just posted an OpenID walk through on his site.
UPDATE 2:Dick Hardt from Sxip will be in town and will also be joining us for the evening. Hopefully he will share some of the cool stuff sxip is doing with OpenID.