Facebook Will Host A Developer Event In Kenya This August

Awesome opportunity for Kenyan developers

Facebook Developer Conference

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Developers are usually key to any network’s success since they develop applications which integrate with their site which can pull people to the network. Facebook knows this very fact and that is why they announced on their F8 Developer conference back in April that they will work with developers to develop applications for Messenger.

The company has announced that they will host a Facebook for Developers workshop right here in Kenya in a bid to “help them build better applications and monetize them more effectively.” Apparently the attendees will be provided with information of how they will take advantage of the Facebook Platform, Bots on Messenger and Open Source development tools.

“Facebook is passionate about working with Kenyan developers and entrepreneurs to deliver experiences that meeds 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,” Facebook’s Strategic Product Partnerships Manager, Emeka Afigbo was quoted as saying. “It’s also an opportunity to listen to our developers and learn more about how we can better serve the Kenyan community by working with our partners.”

So if you are a Kenyan developer, you may take this opportunity and register for the event which is invite only (and free of course) but it is limited to 60 participants. The workshop will be held on the 26th of this month but the application deadline is 11th of this month.

It is a good year to be a local developer since Twitter also made a visit to the country this year as part of their Hello World tour and organized a hackathon with a local tech hub.

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