On the 31st of August, Facebook is hosting "Facebook for Developers Workshop", for Nigerian engineers, product managers and partners in Lagos to help them build better applications and monetize more effectively.
The session will be packed with practical advice and detailed information on how developers can take advantage of the latest features of the Facebook Platform, Bots on Messenger and Open Source development tools.
In addition, Ime Archibong, Facebook's Director of Global Product Partnerships, will share their ten-year roadmap and the important role of Africa in achieving the mission.
The event will be split into three workshop streams;
- "Reaching your audience with Bots on Messenger"
- "Building fast and reliable login flows with Account Kit"
- "Making your apps globally accessible with React Native"
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 talk will be concluded with an open question and answer session.
On the event, Ime Archibong, Facebook's Director of Global Product Partnerships said,
“Nigeria is known across the world for having a booming, creative tech scene. It’s always good to get back and interact with the people who are at the forefront of this ecosystem”
Speaking further, Emeka Afigbo who is the Strategic Product Partnerships Manager at Facebook said,
“Facebook aims to be a great partner to the creative and entrepreneurial community in Nigeria, providing them with ways to build and grow their audience both in Nigeria and beyond. We are passionate about working with Nigerian 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"
Registration is free but attendance is strictly by invitation and is limited to 60 participants. o apply for an invite. Application deadline is 11 August 2016.
To apply for an invite, log on to the website. Application deadline is the 11th of August 2016.