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Facebook dev event for Joburg

August 4th, 2016
Facebook is hosting a Facebook for Developers workshop for South African software engineers, product managers and partners in Johannesburg on 24 August to help them build better applications and monetise them more effectively.
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The session will offer practical advice and detailed information about how developers can take advantage of the latest features of the Facebook Platform, Bots on Messenger and Open Source development tools.

The Facebook Product Partnerships, and Engineering teams will provide attendees with hands-on instruction via code-labs, tech-talks, and updates on the latest Facebook Platform products, all designed to help developers build and grow a successful business.

The event will be split into three workshop streams including:

·         Reaching your audience with Bots on Messenger

·         Building fast and reliable login flows with Account Kit

·         Making your apps globally accessible with React Native

“Facebook is passionate about working with South African developers and entrepreneurs to deliver experiences that meet the needs of their community. This workshop is all about empowering them with the tools and expertise they need to create solutions and services that are powerful, engaging and relevant,” says Emeka Afigbo, Strategic Product Partnerships Manager at Facebook. “It’s also an opportunity to listen to our developers and learn more about how we can better serve the South African community by working with our partners.”

“In line with our focus on inspiring entrepreneurial, technology and business events that bring people together to share ideas, collaborate, learn and engage, we are pleased to be associated with this event,” says Sam Manclark, Hub Manager at JoziHub. “This is a great opportunity for software engineers and product managers to hear about the latest technologies and tools Facebook offer its developers in emerging markets.”

Registration is free, attendance is by invitation only, and limited to 60 participants. Please click here to apply for an invite. Application deadline is 11 August 2016.

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