Facebook, being the world’s biggest online social network that it is with over 700 million active members worldwide, has always strived to stay on top of all the other social networks. Ever since its launch, the Palo Alto based company has literally redefined online social networking in the current age ousting competitors such as Friendster and MySpace for good. Facebook holds developer conferences semi-annually and this year, the conference has been scheduled for September.
The semi-annual f8 developers conference is Facebook’s conference for developers, entrepreneurs and innovators who want to build a more social web. At this conference, Facebook showcases the new products and features they’ve worked on while allowing attendees to interact with Facebook engineers who build these products as well as with those developers who come at attend f8 from all parts of the globe.
f8 2011 will be held on September 22 at the San Francisco Design Center. Facebook has said that we can expect them to introduce some really cool new features which will enable a new class of social apps on the social network. This is Facebook’s fourth developer conference, the last one being held on April 2010 where they showcased the infamous Like button for the very first time.
This all day event with Facebook engineers and product teams will feature keynotes and session tracks that highlight our new tools along with best practices for developers and partners building the next generation of social experiences.
Facebook tells us this is what to expect at f8 2011:
- New Products: We have some exciting product announcements that enable a new class of social apps
- Building Social Apps: Engineers and entrepreneurs share their best practices and strategies for building great social apps
- Open Q&A: Facebook’s engineering and product teams answer your questions