Get More Acquainted with Google Wave

    August 21, 2009
    Chris Crum

Last month, an event was hosted by the Google Wave team called Google Wave Federation Day, which was described as an inaugural event for people looking to get involved by providing their own wave services.

At the event, Google discussed the protocol and system architecture behind Google Wave, and talked about how they need to get lots of developers working on it, because it is such a huge vision. That vision is for there to be many Google Wave providers, because as Google says, it won’t be complete without non-Google Google Wave providers.

Today Google uploaded several videos from that event, so that people who were unable to attend the event can get some exposure to the discussions that took place.

The Intro 

Google Wave Architecture Overview

 Google Wave API Overview

 As a bonus, Google has also uploaded the intro to the Google Wave Hackathon, a separate event, which also took place in July:

Google wave was announced back in May at the Google I/O conference, and is described as a web-based service, computing platform, and communications protocol, which merges email, IM, wiki, and social networking technology.

Will Wave be the next big thing? That still remains to be seen.