Hands-on With the YouTube API April 25, 2011

Hands-on With the YouTube API

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 API’s and YouTube Player API’s, 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. Since the API’s support multiple language bindings, we will  discuss interesting examples in ActionScript, Java, JavaScript, C#, Objective-C, PHP, and Python.

We will also drill into an example open source application – YouTube Direct – and discuss its App Engine-based design and implementation.  We will also cover YouTube Direct’s mobile clients for Android and the iPhone.

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 35 hours of video are uploaded each minute, and 2 billion videos are viewed every day.

Jarek Wilkiewicz, Developer Advocate, YouTube

Jarek is the 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.

SDForum’s Digital Media SIG


April 25, 2011

Pillsbury Winthrop Office Silicon Valley

2475 Hanover Street

Palo Alto, CA 94304-1114


6:30 PM Registration and Networking

7:00 PM -8:40 PMPresentations

$20 at the door for non-SDForum members

No charge for SDForum members

No registration required