Each year, Facebook holds a big ol’ developer conference where it announces a few new products, host a bunch of sessions for developers to learn how to work with the various products under Facebook’s watch (WhatsApp, Oculus, Facebook itself, etc.), and everyone drinks a little too much under the guise of networking.
At last year’s show, the company announced its plans to make Messenger a platform for developers, support for spherical videos in the newsfeed, and support for embeddable videos. It also announced that Parse was moving into the Internet of Things realm.. which, of course, no longer matters because it has since killed Parse.
This year’s F8 will happen on April 12th and 13th. Looking to get a seat this year? Good news! Registration just opened up — but there’s a bit of a catch.
This isn’t a first come, first served kind of deal. If you want to go and weren’t invited by Facebook, you’ll have to apply for a ticket, explaining why you want to go, what you do for a living, etc. If Facebook decides you’re up to snuff, the tickets will cost $595 a pop — about two-thirds of the cost of a ticket to Google I/O and around one-third the price of a ticket to Apple’s WWDC, for reference.
The registration site is now live right over here.
If you don’t get in, don’t sweat it too hard: As always, Facebook will be streaming most of the show.