With OpenID back in the news, it is logical for people new to the technology to ask ‘Where can I learn more about OpenID?’ Well there are many resources out there for anyone wishing to learn about OpenID and we will go over a few of them here…
A great way to learn about OpenID is in person. The first event I attended for JanRain was BarCampPortland and it was incredible. Among other highlights I was thoroughly educated about OpenID. I was able to ask questions in the ad-hoc sessions and then follow up with fellow attendees as the event progressed.
If you will be in the San Francisco area in the very near future there is an OpenIDDevCamp coming up this weekend, January 11-January 13, 2008 at Six Apart. You can find more information on the event at the OpenID foundation blog or on Upcoming. Don’t worry if you can not attend, there are BarCamp like events being held all over the world and notes from this event will be posted in the OpenID channel on Pibb.
Interested in learning about OpenID before you jump into a *Camp event? Then you are in luck, there are a plethora of online resources available for anyone wishing to learn more about this great technology:
- JanRain’s OpenID Primer
- OpenID channel on Pibb
- Videos / Screencasts
If you are still hungry and want to dive down deeper…
- OpenID Guides / Recipes
- A Beginner’s Guide to OpenID at Not So Relevant
- OpenID Guide for End Users / Logging in with an OpenID
- Marketing OpenID (from an RP standpoint)
- OpenID explained in 5 points
- Plaxo recipe for OpenID-Enabling Your Site
- Reviews of OpenID Providers
- Staying informed.. fire up your RSS Reader
Now that you have educated yourself about OpenID help spread the word, put on an OpenID session for your next local meetup/camp/event!
~ Kevin Fox