The Facebook F8 developer conference is finally coming back. Due to COVID-19, the virtual event will open its doors to tech enthusiasts all over the world.
Like most major events last year, Facebook’s F8 conference was cancelled due to the pandemic. The company announced that it would hold this event virtually in April 2020. However, the plans did not go as intended. It has now been announced that the event will appear in June with a meeting that will “go back to its roots.”
Facebook, the world’s largest social network, has finally turned on the lights for the anticipated event. In a blog post, the company stressed that expectations from the developer conference, which will be called F8 Refresh, are high. We were told that a system was being built in the organization that would contribute to the growth of developers, contact them, inspire and help.
Konstantinos Papamiltiadis, the company’s vice president for product and platform partnerships, has finally set a date for the 2021 F8 conference. He said the expected meeting would take place on June 2nd and last a single day. He also said the event would be broadcast to the world via a live stream on Facebook.
Compared to previous years, Facebook F8 will make the event a notable first. The company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, will not give a keynote address. Instead, Papamiltiadis will provide information about new launches related to the platforms. In addition to Facebook, important announcements on Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus are expected. In particular, we are going through a process in which the company has made serious strides in virtual reality. There’s a good chance we’ll learn about vr innovations here again.
Why Zuckerberg won’t run the event remains unclear for now. This news has been widely discussed in the tech community. While it is known that the Facebook founder will not give a keynote speech, it is unclear whether he will perform anywhere in the conference. But the initial explanations show us that there is no room for Mark at the event.
How to apply for Facebook F8?
Registrations for F8 Refresh have not started at this time. However, you can access the event page by clicking on this link; you can sign up for updates. In this way, you can be notified of your email address as soon as applications are opened for developers. The address where the event will be broadcast live will be available from here on 2 June.