Facebook Developer Garage
It wasn't really what I was expecting. I was expecting it to be a little bit more technical. But it makes me feel like its a facebook version of popout. OK, maybe I was expecting too much.
The presentation by Dr Shaun Martin from Mindwasabi was great. Was expecting more from battle stations since I'm using it. But was kinda disappointed.
At the end of the presentation, everyone break out into 3 groups. One group on technical aspect, one group on Social impact and the last one on monetization. No prize for guessing which group most of the people joined.
For me, I was wondering around all three groups. Was hoping that the technical group would go into details on developing apps on facebook. But they didn't. Social impact has an interesting discussion going on. As for monetization, well, there isn't anything new from the discussion. Still the same methods of having ads or hoping someone will buy your ads.
End of the day, it was a nice event. Some of them stayed back for an overnight Hackathon. I didn't cause I need to work the next day. Plus I don't know how to develope facebook apps yet.
Hope to see another Facebook Developer Garage soon. Hopefully by then, I could contribute a bit.
One interesting question pop into my mind today during the breakout session.
How long will facebook last? Will it become less popular someday like friendster?
I don't know. On one hand, facebook is not just a social networking site. It create a platform for developers to write apps. And these apps will make the user keep returning to facebook.
Will facebook ever fade off?