Conceived shortly after the launch of Facebook Platform in 2007, the Facebook Developer Garage program is a community effort to bring the latest Facebook Platform information and technology to the back yards of more than 660,000 Facebook developers.

We have listened to feedback from Facebook Developer Garage hosts around the world and are continually looking for ways to provide more resources for each local community. That's why today we've expanded the program to incorporate another key player in the industry. We're excited to announce Intel will work with Facebook to sponsor a number of Facebook Developer Garages in 2009!

Intel is committed to fostering the Facebook developer community and increasing the scope of our Facebook Developer Garage program. This year, Facebook Developer Garages worldwide will serve as a forum to explore the latest Facebook technology with your peers, and we're looking forward to Intel's involvement. We believe their development tools and expertise will add additional insights and resources. “Our two companies share a vision of enhancing people's lives through technology and innovation," shared John Cooney from Intel's Partner Marketing Group. "We are very pleased to extend our support to the community of developers building useful, engaging, and entertaining apps for the Facebook Platform.”

Come join us at the first Facebook Developer Garage powered by Intel -- in Ireland on Thursday, March, 5th. We'll delve into the ins and outs of Facebook Platform and Facebook Connect. Also, check out the Facebook Platform Page to find other Garages in your area.