In temporary: Facebook father or mother firm Meta is not going to host its annual F8 developer convention this 12 months. It would be the first time the corporate has skipped an F8 convention in almost a decade, and it is not due to the pandemic.
Diego Duarte Moreira, director of merchandise and partnerships at Meta, mentioned the corporate is taking a quick break to gear up on new initiatives tailor-made for the following chapter of the Internet: the metaverse.
Facebook final skipped the convention in 2013 and hasn’t held an in-person F8 since 2019. The 2020 and 2021 reveals had been each digital occasions because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The social networking big has been going exhausting within the paint on its metaverse initiative as of late. Late final 12 months, the corporate modified its company identify from Facebook to Meta and has already began constructing what it believes would be the quickest supercomputer on the earth.
Not everyone seems to be satisfied Meta’s imaginative and prescient for the metaverse is correct.
At SXSW final month, former Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé mentioned he did not consider the corporate’s definition of the metaverse was going to achieve success. Microsoft chief Satya Nadella a month earlier roughly mentioned the metaverse is simply gaming.
Developers seeking to get some steerage from Meta within the absence of F8 are encourage to take a look at the corporate’s different upcoming occasions together with Conversations on May 19 and Connect later this 12 months. Information on different occasions and hackathons could be discovered over on Meta’s developer portal.