The news of the cancellation of an event caused by the Corona virus, which caused many people to die with its rapid spread to the world, came. Social media giant Facebook has announced that the company’s annual developer conference, F8, has been canceled due to Corona virus concerns. The F8 Developer Conference was planned to take place on May 5 and 6 this year.
Social media giant Facebook says it will cancel the F8 conference this year. It was reported that the presentation of the F8 conference with its classic audience will be replaced by ‘locally organized events, videos and live streaming content’. “In light of the growing concerns about COVID-19, though it is very difficult to cancel the face-to-face component of F8 this year to prioritize the health and safety of our developer partners, employees and anyone who helps regulate the F8,” according to the full disclosure from the company front. we made a cancellation decision. As a Facebook company, we plan to replace the F8 event with locally organized events, videos and live streaming content. ”
Director made a statement
In a blog post explaining the decision to cancel the conference, Facebook’s Developer Platforms and Programs Director Konstantinos Papamiltiadis said, “We should have prioritized the health and safety of our developer partners, employees and anyone who helped organize the F8.”
Papamiltiadis added that Facebook has been exploring other options to allow the conference to proceed, but a cancellation decision has been made, since it was concluded that hosting an inclusive event is important to the company and that international developers could not attend.
Facebook team, who thanked the technology lovers for their patience and understanding and stating that they are looking forward to arranging the full version of the organization with many innovations in 2021, created the excitement and anticipation about the new news.
Not the first event canceled
Let’s add here that the F8 Developer Conference is not the first major technology event canceled due to the Corona virus outbreak. Mobile World Congress was previously canceled in February due to similar concerns about the virus. In addition, although it is planned to take place next month, GDC 2020 is also expected to cancel events due to many major companies and developers, including Unity, Sony, Electronic Arts, Facebook, Kojima Productions and Microsoft’s Game Stack team.