Facebook Developer Garage Coming to Taiwan This Weekend

The Facebook Developer Garage is coming to Taipei this weekend, where developers in one of Facebook’s fastest growing countries will be able to hear from Facebook itself and network with other developers in the country.

As we detailed last week, Facebook has seen incredible growth in Taiwan over the last 6 months, from 400,000 in June to over 5.4 million today. As a result, many developers in the country are taking interest in building apps and social games for the Facebook Platform, which is much more open when compared to other popular platforms in the region. However, we’re also seeing some interesting and different usage patterns amongst Taiwanese Facebook users so far as well.

This weekend’s Facebook Developer Garage will be on Saturday, 19 December from 1:00pm – 6:00pm at 資策會科技服務大樓創新廳, which is located at 台北市松山區民生東路四段133 號14 樓 in Taipei (Google Map). Here’s the schedule for the day:

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1:30 – 1:35 Opening
1:35 – 2:15 Facebook Brand Marketing by Alex Wu*, Facebook (In English)
2:15 – 3:05 Panel Talks: Opportunities and Challenges on the Facebook Platform

3:05 – 3:20 Break
3:20 – 4:00 How Virtual Currency Works on Facebook by Nick Talarico*, Director of Publisher Development, Offerpal Media (In English)
4:00 – 4:40 Lightning Talks
4:40 – 5:30 Networking
* To Be Confirmed

The Garage organizers are expecting as many as 350 attendees. To RSVP, check out the Facebook Event.

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