Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Google I/O Wrapup

Posted by Stephanie Liu, YouTube APIs and Tools Team

Last week, the team spent an exciting couple of days at Google I/O. We all had a lot of fun, gave a few sessions, met a ton of people, and had good questions and discussions with developers. The best part was hanging out at the booth, talking to people one-on-one, seeing their projects, and hearing about other cool YouTube sites that are out there. For example,

  • Michael Geary wrote AnnoTube, a jQuery plugin that uses the JavaScript Player API to synchronize related web pages or HTML to the video.
  • In a discussion about mobile, a developer pointed us to a QR code generator for YouTube videos. This site generates an image that, if you have the right software installed on your phone, will link you directly to the video URL if you take a picture of it on your phone.

If you're interested in the YouTube sessions, you can find the the videos and slideshere. Specifically, John's Data API overview, and Geoff's player APIs session are available.

Since the codelab (about using the APIs with App Engine) wasn't filmed, you can find all the materials below.

The code project where all the materials live:
http://code.google.com/p/hello-youtube

The wiki that goes through the exercises during the session:
http://code.google.com/p/hello-youtube/wiki/Codelab

You can check all the code out from SVN, or just download the zip files. We also posted our slides and the standalone extensions to the client library as well:
http://code.google.com/p/hello-youtube/downloads/list

We also took some videos (of course) and photos from the booth. Below is a playlist with some of us at the booth:


The album with pics from the booth and some of the sessions:


We feel like I/O was a great success, so thanks to everyone who came out to the sessions, talked to us at the booth, and shared your enthusiasm about YouTube with us. It's always great to meet you guys in person! If you couldn't make it this year, check out one of the free Google Developer Days that are being held around the world later this year.