Facebook Developer Conference concludes at Dead Sea

Dead Sea, The Facebook Developer Conference (F8), intended for developers and entrepreneurs who build products and services around the website, concluded at the Dead Sea on Monday.

The conference, which was hosted in San Jose in the USA, was streamed live in the Dead Sea Panorama in Jordan.

Local companies and individuals in the technology sector participated in the F8, including start-ups, entrepreneurs, developers and others who seek to explore the future of technology and exchange expertise.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg delivered the keynote speech, and discussed the newest features and updates of the platform’s products.

In its tenth year, the F8 highlighted technology’s role in boosting social connections, and included interactive panel discussions which focused on interaction from a technical point, and trademarks that can build permanent communities using Facebook’s apps.

Ahmad Sintirisy, President of the Facebook Developer Circle in Amman, said the conference introduces local developers to Facebook’s method to connect people around the world through its various products.

During the F8, a new design that focuses on groups and events for Facebook was announced, while new photography features for Instagram were revealed.

The second day of the conference tackled long-term investments in the artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and augmented reality fields.

The “F8” name comes from Facebook’s tradition of 8 hour hackathons.

Source: Jordan News Agency