Thursday 3rd June, 2010
4:45pm to 5:30pm
"Spaz":http://getspaz.com is a mature, open source, free desktop and mobile client for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Palm webOS. Started in Spring of 2007, Spaz is one of the oldest Twitter clients available still under active development. Other systems have gone on to great commercial and popular success, but Spaz still continues to plug along, driven by a commitment to open standards, transparency, and community.
This talk will cover the history of Spaz's development, from early successes and awards, to competition from well-funded closed source projects, to the transition onto mobile, and finding a sustainable niche where it continues to grow.
Specific topics we'll cover include:
Dork, Dad, JS, PHP & Python feller, FictiveKin brosef, FOSS nerd, general miscreant. Podcasts at http://devhell.info. See also @funkalinks bio from Twitter
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