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Adam Trachtenberg is the Director of the LinkedIn Developer Network, where he oversees developer relations and marketing for the LinkedIn Platform. Before LinkedIn, Adam worked at eBay in platform product management and marketing. Even earlier, he co-founded Student.Com and TVGrid.com. Adam is the author of PHP Cookbook and Upgrading to PHP 5. He lives in San Francisco.

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Foo Camp: Time Zones & Mapping APIs

On one hand, most people don’t think time zones and day light savings time would be interesting. On the other hand, when you’re sitting between Ray Ozzie and Larry Wall in a 6 person conversation, everything is interesting. :)

Now I am in a meeting on online map APIs — people are talking about mashups. Don, Paul, and others are discussing their experiences.

Big issue: geocoding data. Google wants to expose it, but it’s a legal thing. They are working on it. Don’s using geocoder.us. He likes it. Rich Gibson from geocoder.us is here.

We are working to hack this into Chris DiBona’s demo app.

That idea seems to have died down. Now Don is showing how he is doing geocoding of photo data.

Everyone is using PHP, except for Paul, who is using Perl.

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  1. I thought it was Ray Ozzie’s revelation that Club Med had its own timezone that really made it :)

  2. Interested to here more about the Time Zone conversation – a new approach has been proposed at IETF –>


  3. I forgot about “Club Med” time when I wrote the entry. I should have included that. :)