What is the F8 Conference?
The F8 is Facebook’s annual two-day developers conference, where developers and entrepreneurs will come together to discuss Facebook updates and changes plus ideas for current and upcoming products and services.This year’s F8 edition will, like last year, be held at the San Jose Convention Center in California, on the 1st and 2nd of May.
During this event, new features, ideas and announcements concerning Facebook and its community will be shared with the public. Usually, the Facebook Developer Conference kicks off with a keynote speech by Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, before giving the stage to a host of product managers, developers, entrepreneurs etc. to exchange their ideas and inspirations. Aside from that, they will also offer viewers tips and advice on the industry’s best practices, and how to fully optimise their use of Facebook’s social media.
And you might be wondering where the name F8 originated from. Well, according to Facebook executives, it is derived from the 8 hour hackathons that Facebook traditionally used to encourage back in the social media giant's early days!
What To Expect from F8
During the F8 conference, we’re expecting a wide range of topics, ideas, updates, features and products to be discussed. From exciting product news, to important developer announcements and from future plans to keynote speeches, learning sessions and lots more. You can find the detailed two-day schedule here.
Here’s a list of topics that you can expect to hear about during the F8:
- An opening keynote speech by Mark Zuckerberg
- Facebook Messenger Updates
- The Battle against ‘Fake News’
- Virtual Reality
- Augmented Reality
- Future Instagram Plans
- Development News
- Future of Mobile Gaming
- Q&A Sessions
...and there’s a whole lot more!
Last month’s data breach involving Cambridge Analytica is also expected to be thoroughly discussed, with Facebook outlining its new plans on improving users’ data protection and privacy, amidst the implementation of the newly updated GDPR.
Check out this video for a sneak peek of what you can expect!
Are you as excited about this as we are? We even have two The Next Ad developers flying over to California from Amsterdam! We’ll make sure they come back with some juicy information that we can share with you! For those of us not going, fear not! Facebook will be live streaming the events here. Simply sign up and tune in from your home or office!
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