Speaking On: Implementing OpenID for Your Social Networking Web Site

Here's the detailed description for the presentation, as posted on the DCRUG web site, that I will be giving on December 13th for the Washington DC Ruby on Rails User Group:

Implementing OpenID for Your Social Networking Web Site: There are thousands of social networking sites, each with their own unique sign-on systems. How many user names and passwords do you really want to remember? Wouldn't it be nice if you could have a single sign-on that you could use on all of the sites that you frequent? Welcome to the realm of OpenID, an open-source, decentralized authentication scheme that allows users to: 1) choose who maintains their identity information, and 2) use their identities across the many thousands of sites that already support OpenID. In this presentation, you'll learn how OpenID works, how to add support for it to your social networking web site and how OpenID can make your web site accessible to the millions of people who already use OpenID ... including every single AOL user.

Speaker: David Keener is an IT professional, consultant and writer with over 20 years of experience. He is currently a web architect for America Online, where he has just completed and fielded AOL's first enterprise Rails app for internal corporate use. For more information on David Keener, check out his blog at www.keenertech.com (yes, he knows it's an ASP.NET site and not a Rails site, but he's too busy to do anything about it right now).

Time and Location: My speaking engagement is at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, December 13, 2007, at George Washington University. The exact location is:

Academic Technologies
The George Washington University
Media and Public Affairs Building
Room B02
805 21st Street NW

(3 blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro)

Note: The conference room is on the basement level.


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