Category Archives: conference

South by Southwest (SXSW), Austin, TX

SXSW extravaganza starts later this week, and if you would like to catch several API presentations, including YouTube, hang out in the Leanback Lounge, register at then join us in Austin, TX on Sunday, March 13th 2011 at the Speakeasy.


1:00 – 1:30 PM – 1st Floor: Registration, greetings
1:30 – 5:00 PM – 1st Floor: API Briefings get you reacquainted you with Google’s developer products
1:30 – YouTube Leanback Lounge opens
1:45 – 5:00 PM – 3rd Floor: Office hours with Google’s engineers, developer relations, and biz dev teams
5:00 – 6:00 PM – Drink with friends! Stay and mingle with your developer community.
7:00 – close SHDH@SXSW

After the Google event, we’ll be hosting Super Happy Dev House, if you would like to join the fun, register here as well : .

Game Developers Conference Presentation

I will be co-presenting with my YouTube and Activision colleagues at this year’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Feb 28th at 4:15pm at the Moscone Center. Below is the title and abstract. If you’re coming to GDC and would like to learn how one gets cool gameplay videos, such as the one in this post, from game console onto YouTube, join us!

YouTube APIs and Call of Duty Black Ops: Game Video Integration Process and Benefits
Over 35 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. One of the fastest growing categories is game play videos, generating hundreds of millions video playbacks each month. Integration of YouTube APIs in your next project will both provide a fun place for your fans to showcase their best achievements as well as give you the platform to reach out to a large gaming community on the site. In this talk, we will discuss the process of integrating YouTube video API into Call of Duty Black Ops, the biggest game of 2010.  We will describe API features geared towards engaging with the users and building more complex apps around user-generated content. We will also describe monetization and advertising strategies designed to help you market the game on and profit from the integration.
Here is the link to the session on the official GDC schedule and agenda for other cool Google GDC events.

MobiCASE 2010

If you missed my YouTube API preso at CodeCamp, you can still catch up with me at MobiCASE. Thanks to an invitation from Dr. Martin Griss of Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, I am going to give a demo of YouTube Direct and talk about APIs at MobiCASE, Oct 26th , Biltmore Hotel & Suites, Santa Clara, CA, 4pm-6pm. Looking forward to meeting mobile industry and academic researches, as well as students from all around the world! After all, it is students that often come up with very good ideas and conference participation is yet another way to get noticed!
Update : students’ discount is available here :

My Upcoming YouTube API Presentation

I am speaking at the Silicon Valley CodeCamp on Oct 10th. Here is the abstract : YouTube today is much more than a site. Using Google Data APIs and YouTube Player APIs, developers can harness the power of world’s most popular video destination to build new and innovative applications. In this session, we will provide an overview of the YouTube APIs, including uploading, sharing, searching and customized video playback capabilities. Since the APIs support multiple language bindings, we will in discuss interesting examples in Java, PHP, Python, C#, Objective-C, JavaScript and ActionScript. We will also drill into an example open source application:YouTube Direct and discuss its App Engine-based design and implementation as well as YouTube Direct mobile clients for Android and the iPhone.