Jonathan LeBlanc

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Jonathan LeBlanc

X.commerce (eBay)

Biography

Jonathan is an Emmy award-winning software engineer and the author of the O’Reilly book “Programming Social Applications.” He specializes in open source initiatives around the implementation of social engagement services. He also works with and promotes emerging technologies to aid in the adoption and utilization of new social development techniques, such as his work on the OpenSocial foundation board. As a software engineer, Jonathan works extensively with social interaction development, engaging in new methods for targeting the social footprint of users to drive the ideal of an open web.

Open Source Bridge 2012

Proposals for this user

* Constructing a Next Generation Open Source Web Querying System with Node.js

Raw API data from different sites and services is the lifeblood that powers most web and mobile applications in the market. With this power comes increased network roundtrips, bandwidth consumption, and reduced product reliability from dealing with inconsistent and volatile APIs. ql.io, a new open source querying system built on top of Node.js, is an answer to these development woes. Providing a mechanism for mashing up raw data sources in an easily consumed package, as well as the ability to deploy the service from your own servers, ql.io is working towards taking away many of the sharp pains that we have all endured within our development careers.
Chemistry 2012-03-27 03:39:52 +0000
Jonathan LeBlanc

* Mining User Identity

Identity and social grouping are foundations of how we understand people that come to our sites and products, yet companies simply stop at implementing a flat profile. We will look into the concepts of human identity through concepts like tribalism, while using identity data mining open source initiatives, to show how integrated identity can help you understand your users to a greater degree than ever before.
Chemistry 2012-03-08 17:22:30 +0000
Jonathan LeBlanc

Open Source Bridge 2011

Proposals for this user

* Building Social Application Fundamentals with Open Source

Living in a world where social influences can determine success or failure in business, personalization and socialization of products is of vital importance. This talk will explore the core open source technologies that can help you to build user personalization and targeting systems, build relevant social graphs and turn this all into more users who are highly engaged with your product.
Cooking 2011-03-31 06:23:33 +0000
Jonathan LeBlanc

Open Source Bridge 2010

Sessions for this user

* SELECT * FROM Internet Using YQL

Treating the internet and all its sources as a database, YQL seeks to allow developers to explore government, social, api and all other external data in a standardized way. Further allowing developers to manipulate this data and mash different sources together, YQL works to open up the web and all its sources.
Chemistry
Jonathan LeBlanc

Proposals for this user

* Harnessing the Social Web with OpenSocial 0.9

Exploring social application development techniques using OpenSocial 0.9, we'll look at how to harness user data to customize an application experience for each user and monetize that experience. Going further, we'll explore the vast improvements coming in the future for OpenSocial.
Chemistry 2010-03-25 04:34:16 +0000
Jonathan LeBlanc

Open Source Bridge 2009

Proposals for this user

* Securing Social with OpenSocial and Caja

Our real and online selves are quickly becoming synonymous with one another as we share more and more of our real selves with our online presence. As containers begin to expand the social web with implementations such as OpenSocial, security is quickly becoming a concern. As an open project, Caja meets that demand as a comprehensive JavaScript securer. This talk will explore the implementation of OpenSocial on the social web and why security considerations need to be integrated when creating open standards for this space.
Culture 2009-04-11 02:21:39 +0000
Jonathan LeBlanc