Walk into our office past 8 p.m. most nights and odds are, you’ll find my team and me still huddled at our desks. Why? We’re working hard to put together one innovative, amazing and cutting-edge event: the Samsung Developers Conference (SDC). Sure, it’s a lot of work, but it’s a labor of love. Even outside of the office, SDC 2016 is on our minds almost all the time.
We’ve built this conference to really make a difference: for developers, for entrepreneurs, for startups and even for consumers. And this year, we’re determined to make the conference better than ever, so we’re bringing out all the stops. While there are too many reasons to be excited about SDC 2016 to count, we’ve taken the time to narrow it down to our top five.
1) Connect to the future
Innovation never rests at Samsung — at SDC, developers, partners and companies gather together to create technology that disrupts the status quo. The folks who attend SDC are solvers, looking for inventive solutions to real problems. Whether by developing an app that encourages healthy lifestyles, mobile games or immersive virtual reality experiences, SDC attendees are committed to creating a better life for consumers through today’s technology. Not to mention, our keynote session is specifically dedicated to exploring what’s on the horizon, literally connecting you to the future so you can stay ahead of the curve.
2) Gain hands-on experience
Our expert instructors will lead a range of different workshops at SDC 2016. Sign up for hands-on workshops to get a step-by-step walkthrough of developing for various technologies, or attend tutorials to hear experts dive deep into the latest trends in the developer community. These are both offered exclusively to the folks who attend SDC 2016 in-person, and can’t be found anywhere else. And if that’s not enough, check out one of our technical sessions, where awesome developers and industry experts from around the world will share their knowledge on everything from technical hacks to tips on building your own business and securing funding.
3) Get inspired
When you find yourself surrounded by thousands of the brightest minds in tech, it’s impossible not to get your creative juices flowing. Not only will you be able to network with peers and explore partnership and monetization opportunities — you’ll be able to hear straight from the best in the business about cutting-edge ideas and innovations to spark your creativity and ignite your imagination. We’ll also introduce our Samsung Champions — a sturdy crew of forward-thinking and influential developers. Get ready to hear their thoughts and tap into their wealth of knowledge during exclusive SDC 2016 sessions.
4) Access unparalleled tech
It wouldn’t be a Samsung conference if we didn’t let you tinker with the latest and greatest technologies on the market. At the show, we’ll be presenting never-before-seen demos for devices across product lines and business units, from mobile to VR to IoT and more. SDC attendees will be among the first to see what Samsung and partners have in store, ensuring that they can continue to push the envelope in unprecedented ways. We can’t give away too much, but here’s a hint — the VR experience will have you rocking and rolling.
5) Party all night
We’ve earned a reputation for hosting out-of-this-world parties at SDC, and we don’t plan on stopping any time soon. After a day of geeking out at awesome tech and speakers, you’ll be invited to our Samsung Celebration. And don’t worry about extra fees — the cover charge is included in the price of your ticket. Have some friends that want to join you? We’re offering a limited amount of standalone Fun Passes that cover admission, food and beverages so friends can get in on the action without having to register for the whole conference. Expect a night full of chatting, dancing and kicking back. No matter your style, there’s something for everyone.