Facebook F8 Developer Conference Canceled Due to Corona Virus, The outbreak of the coronavirus. Instead of the major conference, Facebook is taking a different route, opting to host “locally hosted events, videos and live-streamed content” instead.
Every year, we look forward to connecting with our global developer community at F8 and sharing our vision for the future that we’re building together. But given the growing concerns around COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person component of F8 2020.
This was a tough call to make — F8 is an incredibly important event for Facebook and it’s one of our favorite ways to celebrate all of you from around the world — but we need to prioritize the health and safety of our developer partners, employees and everyone who helps put F8 on. We explored other ways to keep the in-person part of F8, but it’s important to us to host an inclusive event and it didn’t feel right to have F8 without our international developers in attendance.Facebook
The fact that FACEBOOK F8 DEVELOPER CONFERENCE CANCELED this year, which takes place in early May, appears to be the first of its kind. So far in advance. Will we see other companies do this for their own events? As Apple may not organise their big event which will be held in June because of this and even though their iPhone Lineup may get effected with this Corona Situation.