The Corona Virus outbreak again disbanded large-scale technology events. This time Facebook’s annual developer conference, F8, had to be canceled. Not just that, Google’s I/O 2020 had the same fate as Facebook, which was canceled due this pandemic issue. OMG. So, what is the complete news about Corona Virus disbanded big events from Facebook and Google? Check it out below.
Facebook originally intended to hold its biggest annual event for two days from May 5 through May 6, 2020, at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, California, United States. Last year, around 5,000 software developers, creators, and entrepreneurs from various parts of the world were coming.
Facebook Director of Developer Platforms and Programs, Konstantinos Papamiltiadis said the cancellation of this year’s F8 was a tough decision, but it had to be done. He said, “We must prioritize the safety and health of the developers, employees and other parties who support the implementation of F8.”
The F8 conference is usually a showcase of the latest technologies from Facebook, including in the fields of virtual reality, applications, and artificial intelligence, as well as experimental projects (moonshot).
Following the cancellation of F8, Facebook announced it would provide replacements in the form of local events as well as videos and content that were broadcast via live streaming. The schedule is unclear, but it is expected to be held in the next few weeks.
The big event from Google called Google I/O 2020 had to be canceled as well. The event which contains a software development conference is planned to be held in Mountain View, California, United States, on May 12-14.
Google made the statement, “Over the next few weeks we will look for other ways to develop Google I / O to stay connected with our developer community.”
All participants who buy tickets will get their money back on March 13, 2020. Ticket prices for academic participants are the US $ 375 per person and general participants are the US $ 1,150 per person.
Google has also canceled Google Cloud Next, which should have been held on April 6 to 8 in San Francisco, the USA for similar reasons. The company plans to hold an online event.
The Corona Virus has been detected in 50 countries with more than 83,000 cases of infection, mostly in China. The death toll reached 2,858 people, but the number who recovered even more, around 36,436 people.
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