Google Wave at I/O: Learn new APIs & Build your own Wave

June 07, 2010

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Google Wave was first unveiled at Google I/O in 2009, alongside our first draft of Wave APIs and specifications for the open-source world. We worked hard this past year to bring you a host of new features on our first birthday at Google I/O 2010: open sign-ups, attachments and data APIs and open-sourcing of a significant Wave component, the rich text editor.

From seeing demos in the Wave pod in the Developer Sandbox to having conversations with attendees in person, we were excited to see all of the ways people are using Wave and the Google Wave Federation Protocol inside enterprises. It was extremely valuable for us to hear your questions and feedback in person and via the session waves.

For developers out there who weren't able to attend I/O in-person, we hope you can join in virtually by watching the recorded videos of the various talks.
  • Open source Google Wave: Building your own wave provider - Learn how to get your own Wave server running using the currently open-sourced demos, and watch a demo of SAP Streamwork, Novell Pulse, and Google Wave all federating together.

  • Making smart & scalable Wave robots - Learn how to take advantage of version 2 of the Robots API to build more sophisticated robots, and watch a demo of the Go bot - the first example of a robot running on a non-App Engine server, written in the new open-source programming language.

  • Waving across the web - Learn how to use the APIs outside of Google Wave, including embedding waves for discussions on your site, integrating with the WaveThis service, and using the data APIs to build notifiers and alternative clients.

  • Google Wave Media APIs - Attachments can surf too!: Learn how to use the new media/attachments API for both retrieving and creating attachments, and watch demos of robots that turn waves into Powerpoint presentations -- and back!

  • Google Wave and the enterprise environment - Learn how different enterprises are using Wave today, see a walkthrough of Mr. Release, an extension built for our own software development enterprise use case, and watch a demo of SAP Streamwork, an enterprise collaboration software.

  • Google Wave API design principles - Anatomy of a great extension: Learn how to build gadgets and robots that are user-friendly and collaborative, and watch a demo of ProcessWave, a collaborative UML editor.

  • Fireside chat with the Google Wave team - Watch our answers to questions about integration between Google Wave and other products, future features for robots and gadgets, and much more.
In addition to the linked session titles where you'll find the videos and slides, you can also find all videos for Wave sessions in this YouTube playlist.

We welcome any follow-up questions in our forum for any of the video sessions above. Happy waving, and we look forward to seeing you all at next year’s Google I/O!