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Thanks to all for a great first Vancouver Facebook Developer (& Designer) Garage event.


What's Next? More Facebook Events Upcoming


FacebookCampVancouverNext - More Facebook events in and around Vancouver upcoming - VanDev.org - All Facebook Developer Meetup (Nov/8 @ UBC Downtown)


SocialCampVancouver - January 2008 - From Facebook and ~Ning to MySpace and Beyond


Event Photos and Blog Stories






FacebookCampVancouver is presented by the Vancouver Facebook Developers Group , the Vancouver Ajax & Web 2.0 Developers Group and the Vancouver User Experience Group


Date Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007
Time 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Location VFS (Vancouver Film School)


The VFS Digital Design campus is located at 420 Homer Street between Pender and W. Hastings. Enter through the side door on the east side of Homer Street. The event will take place in Theatre 1 accessible from the main foyer. Reception will be in place to assist all guests.


What is the FacebookCamp / Facebook Developer Garage?


FacebookCamp / Facebook Developer 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.


See also: BarCampVancouver, DemoCampVancouver, MobileCampVancouver



We're on Facebook - Join Us - Attendees


Join the Vancouver Facebook Developers Group (on Facebook) and tell us about your app on our discussion board or group wall.


Vancouver Facebook Garage Mailing List and Discussion Forum


You’re invited to join the Vancouver Facebook Developers and Garage Mailing List and Forum to stay up-to-date on the latest news about Vancouver’s first Facebook Developer (& Designer) Garage


Questions? Send a posting to the Facebook Garage Mailing List


Tell us about your Facebook Apps


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



Agenda and Topics


Event Agenda Plan


5:30-6:00pm Planning, Setup and Scheduling

6:00pm Official Start - Welcome to the Facebook Platform - Video Live Link (20min) - Dave Morin (Facebook - Sr. Platform Manager)

6:20pm Demos, Lightning Talks and Open Demo Q&A moderated by Greg Andrews

8:00pm Open Future of Facebook Q&A - Social News? Open Social Network? Enterprise Apps? moderated by Boris Mann (Bryght)


Scheduled Demos at the Garage



Topic Ideas for Discussion and Q&A


  • require_login() vs require_add()
  • Load and Integration testing with your Facebook apps
  • Your Suggested Topic Here


Scheduled Lightning Talks


(15 minutes max! sorry we only have 2 1/2 hours!)


Jason Bailey will cover some monetization models with specific examples that run beyond simply pasting in some adsense code or adding a 'Donate' button. We'll give you some specific options that will help you make next months Lambo payment.

  • Strengths and weaknesses of IFrame apps

Paul Prescod will cover the benefits and challenges that the Kinzin team discovered in making IFrame and FBML versions of Are You Normal.

  • Shifting democracy into the 21st century (10mins): let's discuss possibilities for real-time, online, community-driven governance. Brian Makinen


  • Add Your Lightning Talk Here


Official Live Blog


  • Thanks to Jonathan Ehrlich and Communicate.com for sponsoring Miss604 (aka Rebecca Bollwitt) for live blogging Vancouver’s first Facebook Developer (& Designer) Garage
  • Bandwidth willing, Roland will stream video live at rolandtanglao.com/mogulus


Demo Q&A Series





Gerald Bauer (Vancouver Ajax & Web 2.0 Devevelopers Group)

Greg Andrews

Ben Skelton (Vancouver User Experience Group (VanUE), Habañero)


If you're interested in joining the organizing team let us know.




Thanks to our sponsors:


Facebook, Communicate.com



Media Sponsors:




Venue Sponsor:


Vancouver Film School (VFS)