Intel® Software Innovator Program

What is the Intel® Software Innovator Program?

The Intel® Software Innovator program supports innovative, independent developers who display an ability to create and demonstrate forward-looking projects by providing them with speaking and demonstration opportunities at industry events and developer gatherings. Through their expertise and innovation with cutting-edge technology, Intel Software Innovators demonstrate a spirit of ingenuity, experimentation, and forward thinking that inspires the greater developer community.

Who are Intel Software Innovators?

Currently, dozens of developers are engaged in the program across eight countries who will have trained over 20,000 developers within the first year of the program. This program is growing with support for developers in North America, Brazil, Europe, India, Asia Pacific, and China.

The requirements to become an Intel Software Innovator are as follows:

Expertise. Should be influential in their area of expertise, as well as demonstrate a strong level of expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Application development support for depth / gestures with Intel® RealSense™ technology
  • Internet of Things (IoT) projects and inventions using the Intel® IoT Developer Kit for Intel® Galileo or Intel® Edison boards
  • Game development and new use cases in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) using hardware from Intel
  • Artificial intelligence (IA) models or agents built for best performance on hardware from Intel

Innovative Work. Should have innovative, quality projects or demos that leverage current Intel® technologies in at least one of the above areas of expertise.

Engaging Presenter. Should be an effective and cooperative presenter with experience in speaking, demonstrating, and responding to a live developer audience (such as trade shows, meetups, webinars, hackathons, codefests, and social media.)

Developers who meet the above requirements will receive the designation of Intel Software Innovator and will be given opportunities to showcase their work to developers. Additionally, contributing Software Innovators can earn recognition from developers and consideration for Intel® Black Belt Software Developer status.

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