Facebook hosts Maiden ‘Facebook iD8 Nairobi’ Conference
Today, Facebook hosts its first conference “Facebook iD8 Nairobi” in Nairobi, Kenyawith the aim of celebrating and growing the tech ecosystem across Africa.
The conference also created a space for developers and startups to showcase and celebrate talent from across the continent, while sharing their developer journey.
The summit, which is held annually, facilitates discussions for the two groups that build products and services around the social media giant’s platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp). In early 2019, Facebook revealed plans to create opportunities for innovation and education through its work with in-house products and services. The corporation further discussed the value of building communities and their roles in building sustainable ecosystems.
Facebook iD8 Nairobi has convened over 400 developers, startups and businesses from across Sub-Saharan Africa as part of its effort to create opportunities for innovation, community building and education throughout the continent.
Highlights from the conference also identify the latest insights from Facebook, with new technologies and products for attendees to build and experiment with, and programmes to help them at any stage of their journey.
There were hands-on demonstrations and discussions with Facebook product experts who provided guidance and help to unlock challenges developers face in their development process.
The conference also provided an opportunity for developers and startups to learn how technology such as AR/VR, Messaging and Open Source can offer tangible solutions for businesses in Africa.