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October Developer Events for Facebook and Parse

October 1, 2013ByAsh Ley

It's another busy month for the Facebook and Parse teams. In addition to kicking off regular Parse meetups in both the Bay Area and New York City, we're attending events all around the world in October. We'll have folks from the Parse and Facebook teams at the following:

Bay Area Parse Developer Meetup - October 1, 2013 - Menlo Park, CA

We'll start off our series of Bay Area Parse Developer Meetups at 7:00 pm PDT at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park. Register here for pizza, beer, networking, and to learn more about Cloud Code from Christine Abernathy, Developer Advocate at Parse, get a better look at one of our new products, Background Jobs, with Brad Kittenbrink, Software Engineer at Parse, and hear from Parse customers Shane Wey and Jason Lew about their app Melt, a social audio recording mobile app.

NYC Parse Developer Meetup - October 2, 2013 - New York City, NY

Register today to join us at 7:00 pm EDT at General Assembly for the first in our regular series of Parse meetups. We'll have pizza, beer, and networking and we'll also learn about building on Parse, with emphasis on our newest additions to the platform from Bear Douglas, Developer Advocate at Parse, how marketers and app developers can work together with Ashley Smith, Director of Marketing at Parse, and building Sketchio, a drawing mobile app with John Tubert, Group Senior Technical Director at R/GA.

Congreso Universitario Movil 2013 - October 9, 2013 - Mexico City, Mexico

Parse and Facebook Developer Advocate Bear Douglas will be on hand at this student and entrepreneur developer conference centered around mobile opportunities in Latin America. Join her to there to learn how Parse and Facebook, along with other tools, can help you get your businesses up and running.

DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival 2013 - October 14-17, 2013 - Tel Aviv, Israel

Parse and Facebook will be attending and speaking at Israel's largest international high-tech gathering. We'd can't wait to meet members of our international community at the event, and look forward to helping you learn more about Parse if you're new to the platform. Email us at if you'll be attending and are interested in chatting.

HackWeekDay at Hack in the Box Security Conference - October 16-17, 2013 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The HackWeekDay hackathon at Hack in the Box will give developers the chance to show their skills writing apps for social good, like an emergency reporting service, and to try out Parse's services in apps they create. We'll be there answering questions and helping hackers as they use Facebook and Parse to build products that can help their community.

The Global Mobile Developers Conference - October 22-23, 2013 - San Francisco, CA

Silicon Valley's largest mobile conference and expo will be at the Moscone Center in San Francisco this year. Parse Software Engineer Mattieu Gamache-Asselin will be giving a talk about building games on Parse. There's still time to register and join us at this event.

HTML5 Developer Conference - October 22-23, 2013 - San Francisco, CA

The HTML5 Developers Conference focuses on mobile web cross platform technologies such as HTML JavaScript, CSS, node.js coding and design for client side, apps and servers and will include tracks on Server Side, Mobile, Performance & Dev Tools, OS & Platforms, Core Languages & APIs, Graphics & Design, and Games. Parse Software Engineer Bryan Klimt will be conducting the session, "Stop Writing JavaScript by Hand: 7 Ways Transpiling Makes JavaScript Better," providing an overview of various languages (such as CoffeeScript and Dart) and what they uniquely bring to the table.

Apps World - October 22-23, 2013 - London, England

We're excited to be attending Apps World, the leading global multi-platform event in the app industry, for the first time this year. Stop by our booth and chat with the Parse team, and make sure to catch Parse CEO Ilya Sukhar's talk on "The New Way to Build" in the Developer Track on Day Two of the conference. The session will cover the evolution of cloud platforms, the changing world, and how the next generation of platforms addresses this change, as well as working with Parse to get to market faster.

Casual Connect Kyiv - October 23-25, 2013 — Kyiv, Ukraine

At Casual Connect Kyiv, you will learn about an industry which entertains 300 million people each month in the region and about iPhone, social, Android, Flash, Browser MMO and download games. Facebook Partner Manager, Akin Babayigit, will talk about how to reach the right mobile gamers and grow with Facebook on October 23 at 9:30am in the Elite Hall. Register to come hear him speak.

GamesBeat 2013 - October 29-30, 2013 — San Francisco, CA

Executives and developers from big game companies, startups, venture capital and more share their 360-degree perspectives on the business of gaming and give you a glimpse of what’s to come. Facebook Head of Games Partnerships, Sean Ryan, will share his advice and insight in a fireside chat with Dean Takahashi on Wednesday, October 30th at 9:55am in the Grand Ballroom. Register here for the event.

We hope to see you during at least one of our events this month, and as always, send us an email at if you have any questions.