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Facebook will unveil its 10-year roadmap at the Developer Event in Lagos

Facebook is hosting a ‘Facebook for Developers workshop’ for Nigerian engineers, product managers and partners in Lagos on Wednesday 31 August, 2016 to help them build better applications and monetise them more effectively.

The session will be jam-packed with valuable practical advice and detailed information about how developers can take advantage of the latest features on Facebook platforms, Bots on Messenger and Open Source development tools.

Speakers at the event will include: Ime Archibong, Director of Global Product Partnerships at Facebook; Christine Abernathy, Developer Advocate on the Open Source team at Facebook; Chukwuemeka Afigbo, Strategic Products Partnerships Manager at Facebook and Jon Heaton, Partner Engineer on the Facebook Messenger team.

Ime Archibong, will share the company’s ten-year roadmap and the important role of Africa in achieving the mission.

“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” says Archibong.

“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.” He concluded.

The event will be divided into three workshop streams:

1.    Reaching your audience with Bots on Messenger

2.    Building fast and reliable login flows with Account Kit

3.    Making your apps globally accessible with React Native

“I love coming home, experiencing the creativity and energy of the country. Facebook is 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.” Says Emeka Afigbo.

“It is also an opportunity to listen to our developers and learn more about how we can work with them to better serve the Nigerian community and we are very excited to have Ime Archibong, our Global Director of Product partnerships, at the event who will be laying out Facebook’s ten-year product roadmap and answering questions on the crucial role that Africa will play in achieving this vision.” He added.

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 conclude with an open Q&A session.

Registration is free, attendance is strictly by invitation, and limited to 60 participants. Click here http://bit.ly/2aDC1mF to apply for an invite. Application closes 11 August 2016.

About Facebook

Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what is going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. Facebook has 1.04 billion daily active users on average worldwide and 7.2 million daily visitors from Nigeria.

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