Upcoming conferences focus on building for the Facebook Platform

Since the Facebook Platform launched just over three months ago, entrepreneurs and developers have been gathering at groks and developer garages all around North America (we covered AppDevCon and FacebookCampToronto last month). However, until now, many of the top Facebook developers and entrepreneurs haven’t gathered in one place.

So we’re excited to announce two events coming in early October solely focused on building applications and companies on the Facebook Platform!

Graphing Social Patterns: The Business & Technology of Facebook

Graphing Social Patterns is a new conference devoted to building and distributing apps on the Facebook Platform, coming October 7-9 in San Jose, CA. The conference will be a great way for both business executives and developers to learn more about the Platform and will feature speakers from top application developers, ad networks, venture capitalists, and Facebook.

So far, confirmed speakers include Dave Morin, Director of the Facebook Platform, Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly Media, Charlene Li of Forrester Research, Susan Wu of Charles River Ventures, and executives and top application developers from SocialMedia, Slide, and RockYou, with more presenters confirmed daily.

Day 1 (Sunday) will be a (business & technical) workshop day that concludes with the start of an “Appathon” hackathon, while Day 2 (Monday) will be devoted to business and marketing topics and Day 3 (Tuesday) will be focused on development and apps. Check out the schedule for more details.

InsideFacebook a proud partner of Graphing Social Patterns. Passes are available on a per-day or all-access basis. It should be a fantastic conference for Facebook Platform entrepreneurs, marketers, and developers.

CommunityNext: Platform

CommunityNext: Platform is the latest from the CommunityNext conference series, coming October 5-6 in Sunnyvale, CA. CommunityNext: Platform will focus on building applications for the Facebook Platform and other social networking platforms and APIs, and will feature developers of many top 100 Facebook applications and venture capitalists active in the platforms space.

So far, confirmed presenters include David Gentzel of Social Media (Happy Hour, Food Fight, etc.), Zachary Allia of Free Gifts, Craig Ulliott of Where I’ve Been, Keith Rabois of Slide, and Naval Ravikant of Hit Forge. Check out the speakers page for a complete list.

CommunityNext: Platform will be packing everything into just two days: Day 1 (Friday) will be a developer day concluding with the kickoff of an “Iron Coder” contest while Day 2 (Saturday) will examine key topics on platform development.

The conference should be a fantastic place for social network application developers and entrepreneurs to learn best practices and connect. InsideFacebook readers receive a 10% discount by registering with discount code “insidefacebook” for the next 3 days!