IDF 2013: Will You Be There?

The Intel Developer Forum (IDF) is coming soon! This exciting event is scheduled for September 10-12, 2013, at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California. Developers all over the world look forward to this conference, but no matter what part of the technology spectrum you might specialize in, IDF is a great way to discover new technical information and connect personally and professionally with people who can help support you and your efforts.

Highlights from IDF 2012:

Why should you attend?

There are a lot of reasons that people come year after year to IDF, Intel’s premier forum for software developers that has been going now for over a decade. Some of these reasons include:

  • Meet and reconnect with colleagues old and new
  • Take part in the Technology Showcase
  • See new innovations debuted at IDF that you won’t see anywhere else
  • Get access to more than 140 technical sessions
  • Network with Intel personnel
  • Hear from top Intel experts and industry thought leaders
  • Experience hands-on labs
  • Find new ways to improve your business and personal development

If you’re a software developer, you’ll have the chance to connect with Intel software experts, listen to keynotes from Intel leaders, and take part in tech sessions that will give you the latest in Intel advancements. You’ll also have the chance to get “hands on” with labs led by Intel software developers, see where Intel technology is heading, connect with Intel Fellows, solve issues, and collaborate with colleagues.

Not only software developers, but engineers, technology managers, and business leaders can profit from IDF by meeting, sharing ideas and common ground, and discovering the wealth of new developments that are going on at Intel.

What’s new for 2013?

This year’s IDF is on track to be more technical and advanced than ever before. Each session will be led by a technical expert; since Intel covers the spectrum of computing, there are a wide variety of topics that will be covered. You’ll hear the latest on Intel tech, anything from the architecture of microprocessors to designing tablets, All-In-One devices, or Ultrabooks™.

Intel engineers will be on hand at various “Engineering Live” areas, with Intel architecture and technology front and center. The world famous Counting Crows will have a live performance available at the Attendee Appreciation Event, a first ever IDF customer concert event.

What you can expect at this year’s IDF

As in previous years, there’s always a lot going on at IDF. Here are a few highlights:

  • Intel Engineers Live: Intel Technologists will be roaming the halls and the technology showcase wearing the “Intel Engineer” shirt, and ready to answer your technical questions or discuss your current projects. You can reserve 20 minutes of private conversation with an Intel engineer to discuss the newest Intel innovations or your latest project.
  • Technical Experts in the Alumni Lounge: IDF alumni are invited to join these Intel Fellows and Engineers for an informal chat in the Alumni Lounge.
  • Intel Fellows, Live and Uncensored: This is where you will find Intel Fellows engaging in candid conversations and answering questions from the audience.
  • IDF Technology Showcase: See more than 150 leading companies from around the world demonstrate their newest innovations and the future technologies that could take your projects to the next level, including EMC2, Supermicro, IBM, and Wind River
  • Intel Pavilions: Here you can experience and discuss the latest Intel® technologies with engineers responsible for bringing them to life, including the Advanced Technology Zone, Intel Labs Pavilion, and the Intel Software and Services Pavilion
  • IDF Technical Sessions: Presented by Intel and industry experts, here’s where you’ll be able to get the latest relevant technical information on a variety of technologies and products. Technical Sessions include Technology Insight, Lecture Sessions, Hands-on Labs, Gold Sponsor Sessions, and Poster Chats.


The highlights for many IDF attendees are the keynote speakers. Each day you’ll get to hear thoughts from Intel leadership on a variety of topics:

  • Tuesday September 10, “Mobilizing Intel” from Intel CEO Brian Krzanich and Intel President Renee James: “IDF 2013 represents the beginning of a new era for Intel, and indeed the entire computing industry.  With the recent leadership transition now complete, Intel’s new CEO Brian Krzanich and President Renée James are well underway in resetting the course of the company with a clear emphasis on mobile computing leadership.  Please join Brian and Renée to hear how this focus on all things mobile will energize the existing ecosystem of Intel hardware and software developers – as well as attract a new wave of developers.  There has never been a better time to align with Intel as a company and on the most scalable, widely deployed and successful architecture of all time.”
  • Wednesday September 11, “Innovate at the Speed of Mobility” with Hermann Eul, Kirk Skaugen, and Doug Fisher:  “Join Intel's hardware and software executives for a discussion of how Intel and the developer community can simplify and accelerate mobility for the industry and billions of users around the world. Hermann Eul will address the rising expectations around personalization and performance in mobile devices and Intel's hardware support for both. Kirk Skaugen will discuss a new category of 2 in 1 computing that combines the best of tablets and the best of the PC. Doug Fisher will build on the hardware roadmaps with Intel's mobility optimizations and toolsets for Windows 8.1, Android development and enhancements to the Intel Cloud Services Architecture and Intel's HTML5 XDK. Learn how developers can win in the market utilizing Intel's hardware and software innovations to simplify a complex world for users.”
  • Thursday September 12 with Dr. Genevieve Bell: “This future can be derived by understanding people, the spaces they inhabit, and the role that data will play in delivering services that are truly personal. Join Intel Fellow and Director of Intel’s Interaction and Experience Research in Intel’s Labs, Dr. Genevieve Bell, for a wide-ranging and exciting view of Intel’s long-term, global mobility vision. This vision is inspired by people, built around experiences, and extends into the post-device era of intelligent spaces, smart transportation, smart mobile data, and wearable computing, all coordinated to ease and facilitate the mobility of the ultimate mobile platform, the human being.”

Will you be there?

One of the best parts of IDF is simply the connections you can make both personally and professionally. The chance to get hands on with cutting-edge technology and chat with like-minded individuals who have the same passion as you do for software advances is a major draw for many software developers. Register for IDF now – we look forward to seeing you there!



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