FaceBookCampToronto is a free conference aimed at folks who’ve been meaning to develop applications for the Facebook platform. Co-organized by Facebook and (this shouldn’t be a surprise) some of the same people who have been bringing us the Toronto incarnations of DemoCamp and BarCamp, FaceBookCampToronto is being held at the MaRS “discovery district” (101 College Street), Tuesday night from 6–9:30 p.m.
Torontoist isn’t terribly convinced by the term “discovery district,” but with over 30 million regular users and a few billion monthly page views, Facebook seems to be well on its way towards becoming an attractive place to jump-start throwaway internet applications, which tend to depend on large and visible user bases. Tired of trying to grow a community, or of enticing more people towards your site? For the small price of being tied to Facebook forever, you too can benefit from its seemingly well documented public application programming interface. Some 2,300 approved applications currently exist, and a few like the Lending Club [PDF] have found a way to generate revenue.
You can presumably just show up, but you should probably sign the list here. Unsurprisingly, there is also a Facebook group, and an event page.
Photo by Ryan Coleman.