Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference is on its second and final day in San Jose, California and a number of announcements have been made. Beyond that, Nigerians are already beginning to shine on the world stage as one Andela fellow was recognised at yesterday’s event. While other attendee-developers may not be as lucky to get such recognition, the euphoria of participating in the conference is sure to make it up. It is expected that more Facebook developers from Africa and partners will showcase products and solutions to the global market.
A large chunk of Nigerian developers are taking part in the experience by joining Facebook for a live stream of the F8 at the Co-Creation Hub (CCHub Yaba), Lagos.
The F8 hosts more than 4,000 people physically and hundreds of thousands of people virtually or online.
The online audience join via Facebook Live for two days of new products, tools, interactive demos and speakers whose discuss help developers build, grow and monetize their apps. You can register here to watch the keynotes streamed live and videos of the sessions.
Facebook Head of Platform Partnerships for ME&West Africa, Emeka Afigbo is enthusiastic about the conference and its impact on the global tech community. “We are looking forward to hosting our developers who could not be in California for F8 to join us for the live stream viewing. We will show what the future holds for developers and businesses alike as we explore new tools, features, and possibilities,” he said. “More importantly, we will have the opportunity to listen to their feedback, in line with our commitment to helping partners across the continent to build products and businesses that meet the needs of their communities and customers.”
The conference is also expected to feature some new product announcements during which some African developers will be featured.