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Technology to Connect the World: F8 Day One Roundup

F8 2016 kicked off today, with a packed house of more than 2,600 people and hundreds of thousands of people watching via Facebook Live.

Mark Zuckerberg kicked the conference off with a keynote detailing Facebook’s 10-year technology roadmap, and the ways those technologies will help bring people together and give everyone a voice.

Other keynote speakers included Deb Liu, who leads Facebook’s developer platform group; Ime Archibong, a director of strategic partnerships who works closely with the global developer community; David Marcus, who leads the Facebook Messenger group; and Chris Cox, Facebook’s chief product officer.

Day one announcements included:

For more details on today’s news, see our Developer Blog, Media Blog, and Engineering Blog, and you can you can watch all the Day One keynotes on the Facebook for Developers page.

F8 2016 continues tomorrow, with more details on our 10 year roadmap to connect everyone and to give people new ways to share using artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Keynote speakers include Mike Schroepfer, our chief technology officer; Christine Abernathy, who leads our open source program; Jay Parikh, our global head of engineering and infrastructure; Joaquin Quiñonero Candela, who leads our Applied Machine Learning team; and Yaser Sheikh, the head of our Oculus Research team in Pittsburgh.

Watch the full keynote here.