Greg Bulmash once wrote a joke that went so viral it became an urban legend, and it still circulates nearly 20 years later. He started in tech by publishing jokes and humorous essays to his own web site, eventually rising to become Senior Editor of the Internet Movie Database ( In 2005, he dusted off his BASIC programming skills from the 80s, taught himself some of the programming languages that power the web, and pivoted into a career writing code and communicating with developer audiences. He currently works as a Technical Evangelist for Login with Amazon and in his spare time runs Seattle CoderDojo, a volunteer group where local tech professionals help kids learn computer programming.

He’s spoken at OSCON, CascadiaJS, DevNexus, Apps World North America, and multiple meetups about web development, programming, and teaching kids how to code.

Who are you online?

Who is vouching for you online?

What exactly are they vouching for?

And what are they telling people about you?

Learn about open standards like OAuth and OpenId, how they’re being used, and what that means for you as a consumer and as a technology professional.

Part 1 of the talk will be about what they are, how they work, and what they can/can’t do. Part 2 will talk about how to architect them into a new or existing project. Part 3 will look into some open source libraries to help you put them into action in your sites and apps.