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30th November Special GTUG

Create magical apps and engage your audience using YouTube and its APIs

youTube loves developers


30th November 18:30 - 21:00


  • 18:30 Meeting in the Lobby
  • 18:45 Presentation
  • 20:00 Questions and Answers
  • 20:30 Share your experience or try out what you have learned


If your usage of the YouTube platform is limited to occasionally pasting embed codes in your blog, then you are missing out. YouTube today is much more than just a video hosting 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 API's, including uploading, sharing, searching and customized video playback capabilities. 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's mobile clients for Android and the iPhone. Since YouTube is a great channel for promoting your product/application, we will go over several elements of YouTube's design language to help you develop great content for YouTube.

We'll wrap up with examples and demos of application trends with a focus on curation, recommendations, sharing and several interesting applications in mobile, social, and gaming. Learn how to get the most out of YouTube, where 48 hours of video are uploaded each minute, and over 3 billion videos are viewed every day.

About the Speaker

Jarek is a YouTube Developer Advocate and his focus is helping partners implement amazing applications using YouTube APIs. Prior to joining Google, Jarek was the Head of Engineering and Chief Product Architect at Hewlett-Packard’s Mobility Software and Solutions group managing a team of 100 engineers spread across three countries (US, UK and China). Before HP, Jarek worked in the communications industry at BEA Systems (WebLogic SIP Server and JSR-289), Mahi Networks, Alcatel and Celcore. Jarek has a BS in Computer Science from The University of Memphis and Master's degree in Software Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Jarek Wilkiewicz
Jarek Wilkiewicz
Developer Advocate at Google