Much like every year, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg is currently gearing up to kick off the annual F8 developer conference at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. You can catch up with the keynote and other sessions at this two-day experience, scheduled for April 18 and 19, online.
Though the conference is lined up with developer sessions, workshops, and hands-on sessions but the highlight of this two-day event are the 90-minute keynotes by Zuckerberg each day. In these two sessions, the founder addresses the important developments at the company head on. It not only help us gain knowledge about what is going through his mind — which is a lot and should be a lot, but it also opens up to other technological research, innovation, and advancements as well.
Last year, Facebook shared with the beginnings of its Live and Messenger chatbot platform. It is expected to expand on how they’re making the former more safe & inclusive for the general populace and the latter intuitive and conversational. The social networking giant will also shed light on its upgraded VR and camera technology (face masks, filters similar to Snapchat or Prisma). This means it will also share the progress of its wireless connectivity initiatives, along with the solar-powered ‘Aquila’ drone.
This year’s F8 Devcon will lay special emphasis on how Facebook plans to curb the spread of fake news and how the community will come into play for further building out the platform. It was announced last week that Facebook will hold its first-ever Communities Summit for Group Admins in the coming months. There is no surety whether we’ll get more info on internal Building 8 experiments or not.
The live broadcast of the keynotes will kick off on Tuesday at 10 a.m PDT/ 1 p.m EDT/ 10:30 p.m IST.
This extravagant event detailing the progress of the social networking giant in different walks of technology can be witnessed live on F8’s official website right here. You can navigate to the website to sign up for viewing the live stream — which is possible through your Facebook account or any other email address. The Facebook F8 app on Android and iOS can also come in handy to check out all the keynotes and session on-demand.
We’re excited to hear Zuck share with us the platform’s progress, boast about their achievement in one-upping (read copying) their prominent rival Snapchat, and how they’re shaping the future of the Internet and the real world through technology. Stay tuned for more updates and catch up with our coverage of the event when the broadcast begins.