Social networking big Fb cancelled its in-person annual developer convention on Thursday on rising issues over COVID-19 outbreak.
F8, Fb’s annual developer occasion, brings collectively creators and innovators from world wide who construct merchandise surrounding the social media agency’s ecosystem. The occasion was scheduled on Might fifth and sixth in San Jose, California.
“This was a tough call to make. But we need to prioritise the health and safety of our developer partners, employees and everyone who helps put F8 on,” the corporate stated in a press release.
“We explored other ways to keep the in-person part of F8, but it’s important to us to host an inclusive event and it didn’t feel right to have F8 without our international developers in attendance,” it stated.
The corporate plans to organise domestically hosted occasions, movies and live-streamed content material as an alternative of the in-person occasion on this 12 months’s F8.
Final 12 months, contributors from practically 50 international locations had gathered for the two-day occasion through which creators of a software that helps immigrants join with their new neighborhood received the F8 2019 Hackathon award.