Facebook iD8 Nairobi, first major event in Africa
Facebook is taking its Developer Conference, F8 on the road to cities worldwide. The company will make a stop in Africa with an event in Nairobi, Kenya on the 22nd of November. Making this the company’s first ever major event on the African continent. Since the learning visit of Mark Zuckerberg in 2016.
Konstantinos Papamiltiadis, Director Platforms Partnerships, Facebook says “Facebook iD8 is an opportunity for us to connect face-to-face with developers“. The company will use the event to share details on its latest technology and products. As well as offer attendees an opportunity to share their developer journeys. He shares that forty percent of participants attending F8 developer conference have come from other countries. So “we realize how meaningful it is for us to engage in-person through local events” he continues.
Facebook iD8, Konstantinos says is a two way dialogue. Where Facebook gets a chance to hear about developer and business experiences. As well as learn about challenges and roadblocks. Whilst providing an opportunity to connect with other members in the community who may face similar challenges.
Topics of discussion at the event will range from AR/VR, Messenger, Social Commerce and more. There will be hands-on demonstrations and discussions with Facebook product experts.
The event announcement reads;
Facebook iD8 is making its way to Nairobi! Tune into the livestreams on November 22nd to hear speakers share everything from the importance of globally accessible developer education to how you can build your business on Facebook. Stay tuned for more session details and an RSVP invite to join from wherever you are. #FBiD8Nairobi
Facebook says iD8 is an invite-only event. Registration links are yet to be revealed. I believe local Facebook developer circle groups will get them first, so join a circle. Follow the conversation online using the hashtag #FBiD8Nairobi. Update: Click to register.
The event has so far stopped in Singapore, Berlin, São Paul and New York.