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Facebook Hack Night

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Facebook Hack Night

Time: March 2, 2011 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Upper Iowa University
Street: 1119 5th Street
City/Town: West Des Moines, IA 50265-2646
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Phone: (515) 225-1800
Event Type: hack, night
Organized By: Ben Stone
Latest Activity: Nov 23, 2015

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Event Description

Facebook has made huge changes in their Business Pages and I want to gather the local FB fans to hack around and see what we can do. The new Facebook Pages use standard HTML, CSS, and JavaScript like any other Web page so customizing them is a lot more like web development. If you haven't done any web development this might be like gibberish,  but everyone is welcome.


I've spent some time and figured out the iFrame custom tab app and can share that process. If you want to walk away from this night with a working custom tab you'll need to have the ability to load a web document to a server. I also have a slick trick to making an embedded microsite in a FB Business Page like this (feel free to like my page as you see fit!):


It will also save some time if you look over this page to get a feel for what to expect (if you can get a FB developer profile started, that will save some time): 


I was able to secure the computer lab at Upper Iowa University so there is a limit of 20 folks. If you have a laptop, we might be able to squeeze a few more people if we share tables. Sorry for the the lack of notice but 3/2/11 was what worked best for getting into the Lab.


Drop me a note if you have any questions:

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Comment by Ben Stone on March 2, 2011 at 10:08pm
Thanks to everyone for coming out.
Comment by Cinnamon Rost on March 2, 2011 at 4:56pm
Sounds like a super event!  Unfortunatley, I forgot I already had something scheduled for this evening. Hope you do it again sometime.
Comment by Phil K. James on March 1, 2011 at 9:37am
I'll be there. I need some Facebook help with these changes.
Comment by Jody on February 24, 2011 at 9:41am
It's unfortunate the Dwolla event is the same night.  I had wanted to attend, but really need to work on my FB page.
Comment by Ben Stone on February 24, 2011 at 8:38am
Natalie - Thanks for opening another slot. Dwolla has a big event the same night so I'm not sure how cramped we'll be. Hopefully we can get a get a good turn out.
Comment by Natalie Harding on February 23, 2011 at 10:28pm
I will bring my own laptop and save a computer.
Comment by Ben Stone on February 22, 2011 at 10:58am
No worry on bringing an extra person Kim - There is a competing event on the 2nd so our numbers should stay low. Kind of a bummer, but this was when the lab was open.
Comment by Kim Vore on February 22, 2011 at 10:47am

I would also like to bring along one of my IT companions. We can share a PC if needed.

Comment by Jody on February 22, 2011 at 10:06am
That should work for me!  Thanks!

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