Summer is kicking into high gear for the Facebook team. You can meet us at events of all sizes in July, including:
Microsoft Imagine Cup: St. Petersburg, Russia, July 8-11. The Microsoft Imagine Cup is a technology competition in which students create new apps to address challenges in categories like world citizenship and innovation. We're excited to join a panel of judges for the worldwide finals to present awards to the top student entrepreneurs.
Silicon Valley Android Meetup: Facebook HQ, Menlo Park, July 11. Join us at Facebook HQ for a meetup to help Android developers get started with Parse for Android. Parse is the easiest way to set up a backend for your mobile app; no matter your experience level with Android, using Parse can help you get your app up and running faster.
Silicon Valley iOS Developers' Meetup: Facebook HQ, Menlo Park, July 15. Parse cofounder James Yu will talk about Parse Hosting, a new service from Parse that lets you build and run web sites on the same infrastructure that supports the Parse API; he'll also give an overview of all of Parse's powerful features for backend data management.
Mobile + Web DevCon: Boston, July 16-18. Mobile + Web DevCon is a conference for people who wish to learn more about the latest development tools and industry trends on mobile. Join us for a pre-conference workshop about building Facebook-integrated iOS apps, and a keynote covering strategies for acquiring users and keeping them engaged once they've joined.
Parallel Universe Meetup: Boston, July 16. The Parallel Universe meetup series hosts talks focused on the next steps after you've built your app and need to turn it into a business. We'll be covering best practices and strategies for finding your first group of users and making the most of social distribution channels.
Boston Facebook Developers Meetup: Boston, July 17. We're excited to join one of our largest independent Facebook developer meetups in Boston for a session covering the latest features in our native mobile SDKs, and a deep dive on Open Graph collections.
Casual Connect: San Francisco, July 30 – August 1. Casual Connect is an industry conference for games and the place to learn about new trends and insights in social, mobile, browser and free to play games. Join Facebook's Dan Morris at 2:00pm on Tuesday the 30th to learn how Facebook can help your mobile game get discovered by the right people and grow.
We're looking forward to meeting many of you at conferences and meetups this month. As always, you can find a schedule of where we're planning to be on Lanyrd.