On May 24th, 2007, we launched Facebook Platform alongside 800 developers and entrepreneurs at our first f8 conference in San Francisco. Many of the people at this first event built the innovative applications which paved the way for developers around the world to engage users. Today, there are over 500,000 applications on Facebook.com, and over 300 of those have more than one million users each.
At our second f8 on July 23rd, 2008, we announced Facebook Connect so that developers could help users bring their identity and connections anywhere. Through your hard work, 60 million users engage with Facebook Connect on over 80,000 external websites every month.
f8 has always been about empowering a community of developers to hack, to build and to delight users. We're looking forward to continuing this tradition at our third f8 in San Francisco on April 21-22, 2010. Please save the date!
Become a fan of our f8 Page on Facebook to get updates and information (including how to register) as we announce them. Check out the videos and photos from prior f8 conferences and share your stories and experiences as a Facebook developer there too.
Sandra, a manager of the Facebook Developer Network, is looking forward to the new year and seeing you at f8 2010.