Joseph Smarr

Joseph Smarr
Member of Technical Staff, Google


Joseph Smarr is a software engineer at Google, focused on socially enabling the web using open standards. Previously, he was Plaxo’s Chief Technology Officer, where he led their initiative to open up the social web, starting with co-authoring the Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web in 2007. He has served of the Board of Directors of the OpenID Foundation and OpenSocial Foundation. A frequent speaker and community participant in the social networking and web development communities, Joseph has built web applications for many years. Joseph has a BS and MS from Stanford University in Artificial Intelligence. His website is, or just Google him!


Development, Workshop
Location: 2001
David Recordon (Facebook), Joseph Smarr (Google), Chris Messina (NeonMob)
Average rating: ***..
(3.85, 13 ratings)
You can’t talk about building for the web without contemplating a coherent approach to enabling and supporting social functionality. This developer-oriented workshop will emphasize the use and application of free, open building blocks for enabling social networking features on your site or service, and provide illuminating insights from some of the key figures creating these technologies. Read more.
Location: 2002
Joseph Smarr (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 14 ratings)
It’s hard to keep track of all the recent announcements about online identity and data portability, let alone to make sense of it all and figure out what it means to you. In this talk, Joseph Smarr, will be your guide through this exciting and rapidly evolving new phase of the web, explaining in concrete terms what's going on and how you can benefit from it today. Read more.
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