Facebook cancels developer conference over fears of spread of Covid-19

Facebook cancels developer conference over fears of spread of Covid-19

- Facebook has announced the cancellation of the 2020 edition of F8, which is its annual developers' conference

- The decision was taken in the wake of the spread of the coronavirus

- Facebook explained that it took the decision in order to help ensure the health and safety of all interested parties

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Social media company, Facebook, has cancelled its annual developer conference, F8, over fears of the spread of the coronavirus, or Covid-19 as it has become known.

The company explained that the decision was a tough call to make as F8 is an important event.

It added that there is an urgent need to prioritise the health and safety of people all over the world.

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Facebook cancels massive developer conference over fears of spread of coronavirus

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As per vice.com, F8 is one of the biggest company-specific developer conferences in the world.

It brings together tech enthusiasts and industry players such as Apple's WWDC, Amazon Web Services' re:Invent, and Salesforce's Dreamforce.

It was scheduled to take place between 5 and 6 May in San Jose, California.

To remedy the situation, Facebook intends to replace the conference with "a combo of locally hosted events, videos and live-streamed content".

The cancellation of the event comes amid a series of important game developers pulling out of the Game Developer Conference (GDC) in March 2020.

This was after San Francisco, the venue for the event, declared a state of emergency over the spread of the coronavirus, even though it is yet to record an infection.

The spread of the coronavirus has led to the cancellation of major tech events around the world such as the Mobile World Congress (MWC).

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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