Speaking at a Facebook Developer Garage is a fantastic opportunity for us at Facebook to connect with our developer community all over the world. At these Garages we can listen and learn firsthand how we can continue to make Facebook Platform even better, and how together we can continue to make the Web more social.

The timing of the Garage was perfect since Nana10.co.il, one of the leading Israeli portals, just launched their Facebook Connect integration. I was excited to share some details on many of the programs we announced and launched in the last few months including Facebook Connect, winners of our fbFund competition, our Application Verification Program, and our new partnership with Salesforce. We were also thrilled to have leading entrepreneurs Eyal Magen of Gigya and Alon Carmel of Devunity speak about their products and integrations with Facebook and the social Web.

The excitement and the enthusiasm for Facebook Platform was phenomenal, with over 200 developers, entrepreneurs, and local media professionals attending the event.

For me, this was a great opportunity to connect with Israeli developers and to be able to give something back to my homeland and the Israeli Internet community. Israel might be a small country, but Israeli developers and entrepreneurs are everywhere. Rumor has it another Facebook Developer Garage Israel is already in the works. We hope to see you at the next one!

Special thanks to Alon Carmel from Devunity, Yaron Orenstein from the Co.il's, Orly Yakuel and Benchmark Capital's Michael Eisenberg for making this Garage possible.