Dean Mao wins Google coding competition on OpenSocial/MySpace

Dean Mao wins Google coding challenge One of our co-founders, Dean Mao, won another coding competition, this time with WeekendApps on the OpenSocial platform.  He doesn’t like publicity, but I thought I’d mention this feat anyway.  He won a pass to the Google IO conference, 1 million banner ad impressions, and some conversations from two private equity guys who want to hire away our star.  Next week, the app will be live on myspace/orkut/ igoogle.  And we hope to be able to ad serve it with our social ad platform.  Congratulations to Dean!  Look for a note from him when the app is publicly live.



About Dennis Yu

Dennis Yu is the Chief Technology Officer of BlitzMetrics. He is an internationally recognized lecturer in Facebook marketing, having been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, National Public Radio, TechCrunch, Fox News, and CBS Evening News. He is also a regular contributor for Adweek's SocialTimes column. Dennis has held leadership positions at Yahoo! and American Airlines. He studied Finance and Economics from Southern Methodist University and London School of Economics. Besides being a Facebook data and ad geek, you can find him eating chicken wings or playing Ultimate Frisbee in a city near you. You can contact him at, his blog, or on Facebook.

2 thoughts on “Dean Mao wins Google coding competition on OpenSocial/MySpace

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.