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Matt Gerrior Takes You Behind the Scenes of Social Media

Greane Tree Technology Lead Software Engineer Matthew Gerrior knows a lot about the ins and outs of integrating social media into web applications. He will be sharing his insights at Social Media Breakfast Tech Valley #14: The Mechanics of Social Media. The event will be held from 8 to 10 am on Tuesday, April 30, at the Cohoes Music Hall. Breakfast will be provided by All Good Bakers.

Matt’s experience with social media includes:

  • Using Trendspottr to pull data from Twitter and Facebook to help users tailor their own engagement with social media
  • Enhancing video sharing with Facebook Open Graph and Twitter Player Cards
  • Interweaving data from Twitter and Instagram to add a live stream of relevant social media to webcasts from entertainment venues

Matt will explain the basics of social media APIs, and will give pointers on how to use them. Joining Matt on the panel of speakers will be Scott Glasser, Founder, Design & Development, Beaglebird Studio, and Tommy Nguyen, doctoral student, Computer Science Dept., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. They will speak about the history and use patterns of social media.

To learn more about and register for the event, visit Social Media Breakfast Tech Valley.