Facebook Data Scandal that even led to
CEO Mark Zuckerberg facing a Congressional hearing where he faced some really tough questions on data privacy and data protection.
Facebook’s F8 Conference 2018, a 2-day event for developers and businesses will be held on May 1-2, San Jose, California at the San Jose Convention Center. F8 is the annual developer conference by the social networking giant. While the first F8 conference was held in 2007, the event was not held in the years 2009, 2012 and 2013.
The 2018 edition of F8 will have more than 50 sessions, deep-dive sessions, new feature announcements and a keynote by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg where the world will be keen to hear about the
top data security trends and best practices that the social networking giant plans to adopt in the near future to prevent any further misuse of its data.
Schedule of F8 Developer Conference 2018
Day 1 (May 1, 2018)
Following the keynote by Mark Zuckerberg, there will be many exciting sessions to watch out for in the 2018 developer conference:
#1. The Year Ahead in VR
A recent report by Zion Market Research, titled
“Virtual Reality (VR) Market by Hardware and Software for (Consumer, Commercial, Enterprise, Medical, Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Energy and Others). Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2016 – 2022″, has revealed that the VR industry is expected to reach $26.89 billion by 2020 from $2.02 billion in 2016, thereby growing at a CAGR of 54.01 percent between the forecast period 2017-2022.
This insightful session on VR by Kasey Galang, Oculus’ Head of Developer Ecosystem, will try and showcase what lies ahead in VR.
#2. Security at Facebook Scale
Alex Stamos, Chief Security Officer at Facebook, is expected to bring everyone up to speed on the kind of security-related overhauls that the company will be making, which in fact assumes significant importance especially after the recent data scandal involving Cambridge Analytica.
#3. The Latest Facebook SDK Updates
Peng Fan, Facebook’s Engineering Director will be sharing latest updates on what’s brewing on the Facebook SDK front.
#4. Bringing People Together Through Video
New rules of engagement are determining leaders and laggards of tomorrow, be it speaking to potential customers and/or nurturing existing customers. Video is at the forefront of this evolution and constitutes an integral element of the digital marketing strategy of most marketeers, the world over. Facebook, being the go-to platform for video consumption today, this session on
“Bringing People Together Through Video” by Fidji Simo, Facebook’s VP-Product, will help understand the company’s approach to videos.
#5. Type-Checked Python at Instagram
Want to catch bugs and improve your code? This session on Type-checked Python is a must-attend as it will help attendees learn from Facebook’s experience of typing many LoC production Python application using mypy and MonkeyType.
Day 2 (May 2, 2018)
Some of the much-awaited sessions at the Facebook F8 developer conference include:
#1. Building Better Messenger Experiences with the Handover Protocol
Through this session, get a deep-dive into Facebook Messenger Platform’s handover protocol. See how you can use it to create a single experience through multiple bots and enable live chat via the Page Inbox.
#2. Build your First Messenger Instant Game
This session will help you build a simple Instant Game and show ways to integrate it with Facebook’s SDK and get the game up and running in minutes.
#3. Breaking Down Language Barriers with AI
It is no hidden secret that Facebook is breaking down language barriers and proving the perception correct of it being a truly global social networking platform. The company is now working towards a platform where everyone in the world can relish the Facebook experience in their preferred local language. In this session, you will learn how Facebook is breaking down language barriers using Artificial Intelligence.
#4. Investing in the Future of the Cybersecurity Workforce
This session at F8 2018 by Stephanie Siteman, Information Security Program and Operations Manager at Facebook, will reveal how everyone can do their bit in nurturing talent for a better tomorrow quite like Facebook is helping create the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.
#5. Facebook Business Solutions – A Technical Deep Dive
Get a technical deep dive into Facebook Business Solutions, where developers who are building solutions for businesses to amplify their social and marketing presence. You will also get to view a live demo in this session.
Eager to know more about the event, read key announcements of F8 Developer Conference, hear what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has to say in his 2018 F8 keynote and unlock the learning from the insightful sessions at F8?