[Melbourne-pm] Next OSDClub: Thursday 12th February hosted by phpMelb

Jacinta Richardson jarich at perltraining.com.au
Sun Feb 1 20:28:32 PST 2009

6.30pm for a 7pm start, Thursday 12th February 2009

580 St Kilda Road,

The main doors are locked after a certain time. There'll be a notice on
the door with a number to call to be let in.


Pizza is provided by one of phpMelb's sponsors, Hitwise, so get in early
if you want food!

* Twitter and the Social Web by Alec Clews *

There has been an explosion in 'lifestream' posting in the last 12+
months, even Kevin Rudd has a Twitter account! This presentation looks
at the various reasons for using services like Twitter and Identi.ca. It
then describes ways of linking services together using tools like
friendfeed and twitterfeed to create an online presence and reduce the
time involved in posting and consuming lifestreams.

Alec Clews is an indie software consultant, old school software guy and
wannabe Gen-Y kid.

* OpenID: What it Ain't by Ben Balbo *

OpenID has been around for quite some time, but uptake has only recently
taken off. Ben will discuss what OpenID is, what it ain't and give a
live coding demo to demonstrate its implementation, all in 45 minutes.

Ben is a full time web developer and open source evangelist, actively
involved in organising BarCampMelbourne, the Melbourne PHP Users Group
and the Open Source Developers' Club meetings, the treasurer for the
Open Source Developers' Club and a frequent speaker at meetups and
conferences. Although he wouldn't admit this, his participation at this
level is secretly only in order to go to restaurants or pubs after the


We head over to the Belgian Beer Cafe at about 9pm for drinks and

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