2008/02/04

SG Foo Camp Reflections

SG Foo has come and gone in a very high-energy weekend. Thank you Scott and David (and the folks at O'Reilly) for putting it together. Unfortunately I was fighting off a cold nearly the whole time, which meant I missed the games of Werewolf...

What happened? We planted some seeds. We'll have to wait and see if they germinate. There was a lot of discussion about about XMPP and PubSub as a key protocol for pushing real-time and near-real-time social network data. I want to investigate this more but the XMPP standard is forbidding... Joseph Smarr and I organized a spirited discussion about how to have social data portability policies and avoid social data DRM. We made some progress around OAuth and OpenID. I met Dare Obasanjo. Data Portability was discussed at length. I learned some interesting things about publishing from Teresa Nielsen Hayden. I discovered that Sebastopol is a town full of very nice people.