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April Developer Events

March 29, 2013ByBear Douglas

This month, we're kicking off Mobile DevCon 2013 in New York City. Mobile DevCon is a chance to spend the day with Facebook's engineers and product managers to help drive distribution and engagement for your iOS, Android and Mobile Web apps. You can apply to attend here.

You can also find us at:

  • Game On: Helsinki: Helsinki, April 3. The Game On series is a set of events geared toward game developers and marketers. Game On: Helsinki is a chance to meet with the complete Facebook EMEA gaming team and hear about social gaming best practices and how to promote your game. Rovio will also speak about their experience of building on the platform with Angry Birds Friends and Angry Birds Star Wars.

  • Photo Hack Day 4: Facebook HQ, Menlo Park, April 6-7. We're pleased to host this year's Photo Hack Day, a two-day competition for apps centered around photography, photo editing, and design. With over 300 million photo uploads every day, Facebook is the best place to share the images people create on these apps. We'll be on hand to help make the social integration easy.

  • HackEd 2.0: Facebook HQ, Menlo Park, April 9 and London, April 24. We're teaming up with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to host HackEd 2.0, an education-centered hackathon to build apps that facilitate learning. Hackers will work with education experts to create social apps that help high schoolers learn about and apply to colleges; facilitate out-of-school studies; or aid in social learning. We're looking forward to helping these apps and the people they serve succeed.

  • droidcon Berlin: Berlin, April 9-10. Facebook has one of the most downloaded Android apps of all time, built to work for millions of people, on many different devices and versions of Android. Our first session will cover the tools and processes Facebook uses to ship Facebook for Android, including testing and build tools, the developer workflow, and the structure of the codebase. We also recently rebuilt our Android SDK from the ground up. Our second talk will cover the structure of the SDK and the design patterns we considered, rejected or adopted. This talk will be useful to anyone interested in integrating Facebook into their Android app, or those building SDKs and libraries for others to use.

  • Game On: Moscow: Moscow, April 15. The Game On series comes to Moscow for more chances to connect with the Facebook EMEA games team and discuss strategies to grow your game. You'll also hear from companies like Game Insight, Crazy Panda and Social Quantum on their experiences building on the platform, and find out how games like Candy Crush, Megapolis and Slotomania became the top grossing apps on Facebook and mobile.

  • TechCrunch Disrupt: New York, April 27-28. We're excited to be sponsoring this year's Disrupt Hackathon in New York City. The hackathon is held before the main Disrupt event and brings together developers from all over the world to build a product in 24 hours. We'll have a workshop to help hackers get started with Facebook.

Next month, we're bringing Mobile DevCon to London and Seoul, speaking at AnDevCon Boston, and more. Stay tuned on the blog or watch our profile on Lanyrd.