F8 2016 Registration Is Open

By David Cohen Comment


Registration is now open for Facebook’s global developer conference, F8 2016, which will be held at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco April 12 and 13.

F8 will feature new product introductions, as well as more than 40 sessions geared toward developers and publishers.

Facebook offered an overview of what to expect from this year’s F8 in a blog post by director of platform product Deborah Liu:

  • Keynote: Hear from co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg about how Facebook is helping developers build, grow and monetize success, and where we’re headed in the future.
  • 40-plus sessions: Attend talks from Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, Oculus, Instagram, advertising, engineering and more—there’s content for everyone across Facebook’s family of applications and services.
  • Interactive demos: Experience our immersive products for yourself with hands-on demos featuring Oculus Rift and Touch, 360 video and more.
  • Innovation lab: Learn how we plan to improve connectivity, enhance infrastructure and scale artificial intelligence and virtual reality around the world.
  • Meet the Facebook team: Connect with our engineers and product experts for one-on-one personalized support to learn how you can grow and optimize your app business.
  • After party: Join us for a fun after party at the end of the first conference day, and enjoy music, food and drinks while getting to know other developers.

Media partnerships director Nick Grudin noted the additional focus on media and publishers at F8 in a Facebook Media blog post:

This year, we are expanding our media and publisher sessions to share more insights into our products and tools designed specifically for publishers, along with sharing best practices for connecting with your audiences on Facebook.

The preliminary agenda for F8 2016 is available here, and for those unable to attend, the keynote, sessions and exclusive live interviews will be video-streamed here.

Readers: What new products do you expect Facebook to introduce at F8 2016?