Facebook is reviving its major developer conference F8 after three years

Facebook is bringing back F8, the company’s major developer conference, for the first time in almost three years. Parse CEO Ilya Sukhar, who also became a Facebook product manager after Parse was acquired by Facebook last April, announced the upcoming conference during a presentation at SXSW on Saturday. The F8 conference is scheduled for April 30 at the Design Concourse in San Francisco, and Facebook expects more than 1,500 developers from around the world to be in attendance.

Facebook has announced plans to resurrect its once-annual F8 conference with a developer-focused event scheduled for April 30 in San Francisco. The company will use the event, the first of its kind since 2011, to entice mobile software makers to create better mobile apps for the social network. “This year, we’re going back to our roots and having a pure developer conference,” Ilya Sukar, the CEO of Facebook-owned Parse, which handles the backend for mobile apps on the platform. “F8 will open with a morning keynote, followed by four tracks that will cover getting-started guides, technical best practices, infrastructure strategies, engineering deep dives, and advertising tips for making your app or game highly successful.”

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