Dropbox To Host A Developer Conference On July 9th

Posted May 6, 2013

Cloud storage company, Dropbox, is going to host their first developer conference.  The conference is called DBX and it is going to take place on July 9th in San Francisco at Fort Mason.  Generally tech companies use a developer conference to announce new and exciting products that they are releasing.  Dropbox is going to use this event as a source to promote the Dropbox Platform.

“At DBX, you?ll meet fellow developers, see the great things they?re building, and share ideas with the engineers and designers working on Dropbox?s API,” said Dropbox on their blog.  “But most importantly, you?ll be the first to learn about new products that will make developing on Dropbox even easier.”

Dropbox is requiring developers and attendees to request an invite and wait to hear back if they have been accepted to attend.  Even after getting accepted, you would still have to pay $350.  One of the best reasons for making this affair invite-only is that the tickets will not sell out as quickly as Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC).  The WWDC event sold out in 2 minutes this year.

Dropbox has been making some big moves this year.  Last month, Dropbox signed a major deal to have their services integrated into Yahoo! Mail.  Earlier this year, Dropbox acquired a popular e-mail mobile app called Mailbox.  Around 1 billion files are being uploaded per day.