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Official Vancouver Facebook Garage Live Blog

Monday, October 15th, 2007 — 2:00pm PDT
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Update: The Official Live Blog Will Begin at 5:30pm, October 23rd, 2007 over on this post.

It’s one of the top sites in the nation and anyone who is not on it yet (who had held out this long) deserves a medal.

Facebook has exploded in popularity since opening its doors to the general public last winter and along with profiles, gifts, fun walls and zombies, there are those who develop and design applications specifically for this highly-addictive monster of a site.

Join us for Vancouver’s first Facebook Developer (& Designer) Garage – a place for you to explore, get gritty, tinker, experiment, and test out your ideas for new Facebook apps.

  • When: Tuesday October 23, 2007 from 5:30 to 9:00pm
  • Where: The Vancouver Film School (VFS), Digital Design Campus [Google Map].
  • What: The Facebook Garage is an ad-hoc unconference-style meetup for anyone interested in connecting with Facebookers in and around Vancouver to discuss, share and extend your knowledge on how to design, develop and market Facebook services and apps.
  • Who: FacebookCampVancouver is presented by the Vancouver Facebook Developers Group (on Facebook) or (website) , the Vancouver Ajax & Web 2.0 Developers Group and the Vancouver User Experience Group
  • Unconferences are a relaxed and steady flow of presentations by attendees (see BarCamp or DemoCamp). Come on our if you are a developer, Ajax enthusiast, Facebook lover, Facebook App developer or promoter, Facebook geek or Vancouver geek in general. You’ll be able to network with other developers and application creators, demo your new idea for an app, show off and promote what you’ve already made, and have a great time.

    Anyone/everyone else is welcome to sign up via the Facebook event.


    You can tune into my site on Tuesday, October 23rd for the Official Live Blog, sponsored by Big thanks also goes to Techvibes for being the media sponsor (including Flickr shots that I will use in my live blog) and Vancouver Film School as the Venue Sponsor. Of course we cannot forget Facebook, who has officially sponsored this event as well.

    Facebook apps developed and designed in and around Vancouver, British Columbia include:

  • Dabble Do (Social To-Do List) Built By Dabble DB
  • MyBus (Translink Bus Schedule) Built By Handi Mobility
  • I’m Reading (Book List w/ Ratings and Reviews) Built By Garth Shoemaker
  • Up4 (Social Planning Helper) Built By ActiveState
  • Are You Normal Built By Kinzin
  • NHL Box Scores Built By Kick In The Nuts Media
  • Yoga Built By Kick In The Nuts Media
  • Urban Dictionary Built By Kick In The Nuts Media
  • The Far Side Built By Kick In The Nuts Media
  • Demotivator Built By Kick In The Nuts Media
  • Comic Strip Built By Kick In The Nuts Media
  • Scratch and Win Built By Backstage Technologies
  • ClassTalk Built By PeerGlobe
  • Scheduled Demos at the Garage:

  • Kinzin’s Are You Normal App Released October 3rd.
  • NoteMix – Create courses and collaborate on notes with other course members. By Colin Kierans
  • MyBus – Keep track of favourite Vancouver / Calgary / Toronto bus routes on your FB profile!
  • Hockey Pool by Ben Nevile
  • Opus Music Player and Social Playlists by Donat Group
  • Mixx Q & A with Jeremy Lim (Project Opus)
  • Green Gifts by Social Signal/BC Hydro
  • Scratch and Win by Backstage Technologies
  • ClassTalk by PeerGlobe
  • Open Social Networks? Q&A with OpenID Lead Johnny Bufu (Sxip Identity)
  • Scheduled Lightning Talks:

  • Monetizing Your Facebook Application(s) – A quick overview of ways developers are using their applications to generate cold hard cash!
  • The Future of Facebook Q&A lead by Boris Mann and Johnny Bufu of Sxip.

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    1. Tyler Ingram says:

      Oh I should go to this. I’ve been thinking of some pretty cool apps that Facebook doesn’t have yet I just haven’t really looked into it yet.

    2. Raul says:

      I am waiting for my medal. I am NOT on Facebook 😀

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