F8 2017 Developer Conference Kicks Off
What: Facebook’s annual developer F8 has kicked off today at San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center and continues tomorrow with meetups around the world.
Why it matters: This year's sessions feature a wide range of topics across the Facebook family of apps and services – with relevance to developers and businesses. Expect updates on Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, Oculus, Facebook for Work, Facebook Lite, and the rest of the company’s portfolio.
Facebook’s annual developer F8 is taking place at San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center today April 18th and tomorrow. For those who can’t make it to San Jose but want to experience F8, F8 Meetups are happening around the world!
Registration follows the same rules as last year with pre-sign-up to get updates.Facebook has personally invited partners and everyone else who applied during the registration period, had to provide an explanation about why they want to go and why they should be there. Those selected were expected to buy a ticket, which last year cost US$595, about one-third the price of an Apple WWDC ticket.
This year's sessions feature a wide range of topics across the Facebook family of apps and services – with relevance to developers and businesses. With sessions and experiences featuring the latest products and innovations, there’s something for everyone. Users will learn about new features, best practices and ways to make the world more open and connected.
Live stream: Facebook’s live stream is available on FBF8.com. Prior registration with Facebook account or email will alert to when the stream goes live.Live tweeting: Follow @Verge on Twitter for the latest headlines as they emerge.Sessions can be seen on camera, Virtual reality, messenger, media & publishers, engineering & open source and more.
Possible topics go from“Big Blue App,” the video of a murder that was posted to Facebook last weekend, updates on Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, Oculus, Facebook for Work, Facebook Lite, and the rest of the company’s portfolio. As every year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has opened the conference.