Myspace developer platform launch

Last night was the launch party for the Myspace developer platform at the Hospital Club.  I was lucky enough to get an invite by way of Mike Butcher at TechCrunch UK.

It was a really enjoyable evening; the hosts were incredibly hosty – the US team had even flown over straight from their US launch to join their UK couterparts, and they were all really friendly and down to earth.  So good to see a bunch of people so genuinely interested in hearing feedbcack and having some fun.

In particular I had a good chat with Mitch McAlister (Head of Product) about what they’ve been up to regards developing European products and services.  It was interesting to find out about the localisation of it all.  I’ve never been a Myspace user so it was great to have someone so passionate and knowledgable talk me through some of what they’re up to.

I also managed to catch up with Richard Moross from Moo which was fun.  We’re both photo fans, so I had bad camera envy when he took out his rather sublime SLR, having only my crappy mobile camera on me just didn’t even compare. 

Thankfully, just as I was about to pop from jealousy, Evan Hamilton from Flock came over and talked us through what they’ve been up to.  Another super chap who had flown all the way from California just to be at the launch event.

All in all a really enjoyable evening, with old friends and new, and brownie points to the US team for coming over, it was a real pleasure to meet you all!  Especially John Faith (Executive Director of Engineering) who not only flew straight over with a hangover but also gave us an interesting presentation on the future of the developer platform.  Top work.

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One Response to Myspace developer platform launch

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for coming
    Thanks for coming Thayer. I couldn’t be there, but glad you enjoyed the party.
    Hope to see you soon, Ben

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