f8 is almost here!
by Kathleen Loughlin Estreich - September 20, 2011 at 10:00am

With just 2 days until f8, we are in the final stages of preparation! Whether you'll be attending in person on Thursday or will be watching on f8 Live, our livestream channel, here's everything you need to know to stay connected with our developer conference.

Updated Information on Transforming Industries track

We are excited about the lineup of panelists we have confirmed for the Transforming Industries session track. In this track, you will hear from seasoned engineers, entrepreneurs and VCs as they share strategies for building innovative social products that remake industries.

The Future of Digital Music:
The music landscape is evolving with new channels and innovative social experiences. Leaders in the industry will describe where things are headed.
Bob Pittman - Chairman, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment
Daniel Ek - CEO, Spotify
Troy Carter - Founder, Chairman and CEO, Atom Factory

Mobile + Social:
As mobile apps become ever more social, new opportunities are emerging. Listen to mobile developers discuss social and the future of mobile.
Paul Bettner - Vice President and General Manger, Zynga
Kristian Segerstrale - General Manager and Co-founder, Playfish
Alexa Andrzejewski - Co-Founder and CEO, Foodspotting
Billy Chasen - Co-Founder and CEO, Turntable.fm

The Rise of Social Gaming:
Social gaming is disrupting the traditional video game business. Top game executives will provide their views on the next big trends.
Barry Cottle - Executive Vice President, EA interactive, Electronic Arts
Kevin Chou - CEO, Kabam
John Pleasants - Co-President, Disney Interactive Media Group
David Chiang - Co-President of Games, Zynga

Investing in Social:
Hear leading venture capitalists discuss their views on the future of the social web.
David Sze - Partner, Greylock Partners
Matt Cohler - General Partner, Benchmark Capital
Kevin Efrusy - Partner, Accel Partners
Bing Gordon - Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Download our Mobile App

If you are planning to attend f8, we’ve built an easy to use mobile app, powered by Guidebook, to help you plan your day and stay sync’ed at f8. To access the f8 mobile app, download the Guidebook app from the iPhone App Store or the Android Marketplace or visit http://guidebookapp.com/getit from your phone’s browser. Find the f8 2011 guide by searching 'f8 Developer Conference' from the guide download screen.

Keep up with announcements at f8

For those who can't make it to f8 in person, we're streaming the entire day including keynotes, sessions and interviews with partners, developers and Facebook product teams. We’ll have a full day of engaging content live from the Concourse on Thursday. Tune in to the Livestream on the f8 Page or at f8.facebook.com. This will be your main hub for connecting to the event and interacting with the Facebook team and other developers from around the world.

Be sure to like the f8 Page and follow regularly, including Thursday during the event. Join the f8 conversation by status tagging the f8 Page in posts on Facebook, commenting in f8 Live, and using the #f8 hashtag on Twitter. We'll be checking all of these channels throughout the day for your input.

We are counting down the hours and look forward to seeing you on Thursday!