Dropbox Infosession

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Date Tue 09/20/11 06:30PM - 08:00PM
Location 5 Evans
Event type Industry
Description Finder Hacking for Fun and Profit Ever since Dropbox has launched, it has had deep integration with the Finder, Apple's file manager for Mac OS X. What most people don't know is that Apple doesn't actually provide any APIs for third-parties to integrate with the Finder. In this talk Rian Hunter, lead engineer of the Dropbox desktop client, will explain the techniques used to get the Finder to include Dropbox in the toolbar, sidebar, context menu, and over each file icon. Rian Hunter is a 2008 graduate of MIT in EECS. He joined Dropbox as the 5th engineer immediately after graduating and currently leads the desktop client team. He's mainly responsible for the Linux port of Dropbox, drastically improving both the performance and memory usage of the modern day desktop client as well as perfecting the Finder integration. You can reach him at rian@dropbox.com. We'll be giving out t-shirts, dropbox storage, and food!