Field trips to platform companies are one of the most anticipated events of the accelerator program. Yesterday, the current 500 Accelerator batch visited Facebook in Palo Alto, CA. Lots of fun was had by all, and everyone enjoyed meeting the Facebook team. (as well as the delicious snacks and drinks in the kitchen!)

Cat Lee, Facebook Platform team and 500 Mentor, kicked it off with an overview of the Facebook platform and Operation Developer Love. The rest of the afternoon was filled with great speakers on Open Graph, Facebook Ads, mobile distribution, and more. 500 Mentors Luke Shepard, George Lee, and Brian Rosenthal were also in attendance. (Brian spoke about Ads)

All in all, it was an awesome field trip and the first of several for this batch. Next up – Google and YouTube.

Thanks Facebook! We had a great time. Hope we can fill up that wall with more 500 company graffiti.