The annual Facebook Developer Conference (F8) is an event designed to highlight Facebook’s latest tech innovations as well as what’s on the horizon for this digital giant. Wavemaker was there in San Jose, CA to hear the company unveil its new features initiatives and experiences as workshops and hackathons took place onsite with the platforms’ third party developers.
This year’s F8 was a crucial moment in the company’s history as they took to the stage to share major announcements aimed at elevating both the overall consumer and brand experience on the platform. After weathering a recent storm of controversial press, all eyes were on Facebook and this conference to provide insight into the company’s vision for the future of Facebook, on and off of the platform. This year didn’t disappoint, with plenty of announcements and keynotes running the gamut of Instagram updates, dating announcements, VR and AR demos, a look at how Facebook views the future of AI, and more.