Facebook developers, it’s that time of year again — the social networking giant is holding its annual F8 Conference. It will be held in San Francisco from April 12-13, and keynote adresses for both days will be livestreamed, along with some of the afternoon sessions. So even if you’re not able to make it, you can see what new products and technology CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his team unveil.
You can view the keynotes right from the F8 website or through the embedded livestream below. The keynotes for both days begin at 1:00 p.m. Eastern/10:00 a.m. Pacific.
Here are the sessions that will be livestreamed:
Day 1 (April 12)
- 10AM PT: Keynote
- 12PM PT: Messenger: Connecting People and Businesses
- 12:30PM PT: Growing Your Business with Facebook Pages
- 1PM PT: Onboarding and Account Management for Apps
- 2PM PT: Creating Value for News Publishers and Readers on Facebook
- 3PM PT: Deeper Insights with Facebook Analytics for Apps
Day 2 (April 13)
- 10AM PT: Keynote
- 12PM PT: The Technology Behind 360 Video
- 1PM PT: Optimizing 360 Video for Oculus
- 2PM PT: Leveraging Facebook as a Platform for eCommerce
- 2:30PM PT: Building iOS Tooling at Facebook Scale
F8 is Facebook’s main event for marketing new features and products to developers. In previous years, it was the scene for the launch of the Facebook Messenger Platform, its Audience Network, platform updates, and more. This year, we’re expecting to hear about updates to the Messenger Platform, including the launch of chatbot supports, a new API, and perhaps more publisher-focused features and advertising tools.
Unfortunately there won’t be any Parse news, as Facebook has opted to shutter the service next year.
VentureBeat will be at F8 covering both days’ keynotes live, as well as providing additional reporting and analysis throughout the duration of the conference.