This year’s Facebook F8 Developer Conference is scheduled to take place on April 12th and 13th at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. F8 is Facebook’s annual conference for for developers and entrepreneurs who build products and services around the social network.
F8 usually starts with a keynote from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, announcing what the company is working on. This year’s conference is expected to focus on Oculus Rift, which Facebook acquired in 2014, and Free Basics, the company’s free internet access app.
Last year’s F8 saw the opening of Facebook’s Messenger as an app platform platform, with users able to access added functionality such as ordering an Uber or adding GIFs to messages without having to leave the app.
F8 also includes a series of sessions for developers to familiarize themselves with Facebook’s slew of apps and attendees will have the opportunity to speak with Facebook product experts face-to-face.
Registration is open for those looking to attend, but you have to apply, explaining what you’re working on, which apps you have built if any, and why you want to go. Tickets cost $595 each for successful applicants, but there are also limited need-based scholarships available to individuals and small companies.
For those unable to attend, some sessions will be available on livestream. The two-day conference will feature new products and a glimpse into Facebook’s future.