After a few years without holding a major developer event, Facebook today opened the application process for its F8 developer conference in San Francisco on April 30th.
Unlike other developer conferences, Facebook is not using a first-come, first-served system. Instead, Facebook says, the application process is “designed to ensure that we have a diverse mix of attendees at the event who represent the Facebook and Parse global developer ecosystem.” In total, about 1,500 tickets will be available for the event, which will cost $495 each.
Since Facebook acquired Parse, its developer ecosystem has become more diverse than ever before — and Parse developers aren’t necessarily fully wedded to Facebook’s own developer tools either. The conference this year will feature tracks that will focus on both groups of developers.
Developers will get to choose from four tracks. The Build track is for those who want to create cross-platform apps with…
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