Facebook hosting its “biggest developer party yet” to kick off Google I/O

April 26, 2013
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    With the launch of Facebook Home earlier this month, we’ve seen an interesting relationship form between the social networking giant and Google. To show its support for Android developers, Facebook will be hosting a party for Google I/O attendees on Tuesday, May 14. The event will take place at Jillian’s San Francisco, a day ahead of the kickoff of Google I/O 2013.

    At the party, developers will be able to chat with members of Facebook’s Android team, learn about apps, and receive FB swag, which includes a special t-shirt. Each day during Google I/O, Facebook will give away a MacBook Air to one lucky developer wearing the t-shirt given out during the party.

    Facebook also announced its attendance to the AnDevCon Boston conference in late May, where it will give a keynote. Moreover, Facebook’s engineers will hold three classes dedicated to Android. From Facebook’s official blog post: “We’ll talk about why we built Home, how we designed its UI, and how we optimized battery and data usage. We’ll have a few technical deep dives, and will share some insights about how we built the product to be centered around people.”

    We look forward to seeing what Google announces at I/O, and are glad to see Facebook further embracing the Android community. Will you be attending I/O or AnDevCon?

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    • gokusimpson

      A macbook air giveaway at Google I/O after their newfound support for android? How about a Google Pixel?

    • Marcellus1

      So… this developer party is all about android (and facebook) and they are giving away Macbook Airs??? Why not, oh I don’t know, Android phones or tablets, or even a Chromebook Pixel?

      [EDIT] ninja’d!

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