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What is the Intel® Developer Zone (Intel® DZ)?

The Intel® Developer Zone (Intel® DZ) is a global site designed to engage the software community with insights, information, expertise, and tools to help drive innovation and success among developers who work in the Intel software environment. The program provides opportunities for members to connect and collaborate, share knowledge, learn, and grow professionally. In addition, members have access to a wide variety of opportunities to market and sell their software and apps directly to consumers, as well as tap into promotional and funding opportunities to help them grow their businesses.

Evolving technologies, growing customer expectations, and heightened consumer experiences—the business of creating best-selling software and popular apps changes from day to day. The Intel DZ provides the perspective and resources software professionals need to plan for and react to these shifts.

Intel makes processors—how does that relate to software?
Intel® processors power a huge range of devices—from Macs* and PCs to smartphones, tablets, and OEM devices. As a result, we need to pay attention to the software that runs on those devices in our constant pursuit of better user experiences. This puts Intel in a unique position to help developers make the most of their efforts across a variety of form factors, operating systems, and platforms.
Who uses the Intel® DZ?
The Intel DZ was created for software professionals engaged in creating, developing, marketing, selling, and distributing software and apps. Our website provides development support, software resources, and market opportunities to everyone from seasoned developers and global software businesses to students and software startups.
Is this a worldwide program?
Yes. The program provides opportunities to sell and distribute software and apps directly to customers in 45 countries and provides access to content in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Portuguese, and Chinese. In addition, developers can connect and collaborate with Intel experts worldwide and engage with a community of peers, students, and educators from over 150 countries to share development advice and business opportunities, answer questions, and gather information on new platforms, technologies, and techniques.
How does registration work?
A developer can register to post comments to forums and access a variety of technical content and resources. Additional requirements to access premium business resources may apply.
Does it cost anything to join?
No. There are no costs to join the program or to access nearly all of our resources.
What is the Intel login?
Before you create a new login ID, you should know that many Intel systems allow you to use the same login ID. For example:
  • If you have registered any Intel® Software Development Products (i.e., Intel® VTune™ Performance Analyzer), then use your Intel® Registration Center login ID.
  • If you have submitted a support request using Intel Premier Support, then you should already have a login ID.
  • If you are a member of the Intel Software Partner Program, then you should already have a login ID.
If you think you already have an account, here are some useful links:
What are the Intel password guidelines?
The following password rules are for both the Registration Center and for Premier Support.
  • The password must be at least eight characters long, and can contain letters, numbers, and punctuation.
  • It must not exceed fourteen (14) characters.
  • It must contain at least one alpha character [a-z; A-Z], one numeric [0-9] and one special character [`! @$%^&*()-_=+[];:'",<.>/?].
  • It cannot contain spaces.
  • The password cannot be the same as any of your previous eight (8) passwords.
  • It cannot contain your login id.
  • It may not contain any of the following special characters: Asterisk (*) Comma (,) Backslash (\) Forward Slash (/).
It must not:
  • Be a name (your own, family members, pets, or famous people).
  • Be your social security number, driver's license number, passport number, or some other identification number.
  • Have repeating numbers, letters, or characters (111111, aaaaaa, !!!!!!).
  • Be a number or character combination that is next to each other on the keyboard (123456, asdfgh).
  • Be a dictionary word of any language.
  • Begin with an exclamation point (!) or question mark (?).
  • Have the same first three characters.
How can I contribute to Intel® DZ?

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