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Facebook to Revive F8 Conference after 3 Years

Facebook to Revive F8 Conference after 3 Years


Facebook to Revive F8 Conference after 3 Years

Facebook calls upon its highly technical F8 Conference on April 30 at the San Francisco Design Concourse. This conference once used to be held annually. It has been planned by the Parse co-founder and CEO, Ilya Sukhar. The announcement made by Sukhar is fairly valuable since the Facebook, Instagram, and Parse engineers and product team members would be available right throughout the conference to provide the desired help and pieces of advice.

The conference will have a slight twist this time around. The developers are quite keen to know the best usage of Facebook, Instagram, and Parse to grow, build, and monetize their apps. The company has promised the full day of technical sessions as well as hands-on labs that are open to more than 1500 mobile and Web developers around the globe.

Pure developer conference takes Facebook back to the roots. The first F8 Conference was held in 2007. It introduced the developers to the social world. During July 2008, Facebook revealed Facebook Connect for its websites. The company also showed the new profile design. During April 2010, the company revealed its social plug-ins that included the ‘Like’ button, the Graph API, Open Graph Protocol, and OAuth 2.0 support. During September 2011, Facebook launched its timeline profile, and wider horizon of its Open Graph.

During 2012 and 2013, Facebook decided not to host the F8 in the favor of the multiple smaller issues. After three years, company looks very keen to build on its Parse acquisition. If we are to trust on the news going out today, there won’t be much stories focused on users at F8.

Having said that, Facebook calling its only major conference, might reveal something very interesting in April.

The schedule for the F8 2014 has been released. It will start with the morning keynote. It will then be followed with the four tracks that will guide about the getting started with the forum, infrastructure strategies, technical best practices, engineering deep dives, and advertising tips for games and apps. Facebook also discloses that it will carry out sessions dedicated to the open source technologies.

This time around, the conference will be more oriented towards the developers than ever before. It will be purely technical without containing any kind of bombshell consumer product. The attendees can pay attention to the development of mobile apps that carry extreme significance for the company.

About Fahad Saleem

A full time freelance blogger, Fahad is writing for 5 of the mainstream tech blogs these days. Loves having tea again and again and struggling with his "excess of sleep problem" for the past 4 years.

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