Registration for the first “Samsung Developers Conference” now open

Samsung is taking another similar path to one of their major competitors and kicking off their annual developer conference in San Francisco. Registration for the “Samsung Developers Conference” is now open, costs $299, and is happening October 27-29 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel.

According to the press release, Samsung states that there’ll be “over 40 working sessions, insight to new Samsung tools and SDKs and guest talks from industry luminaries” that will “help developers create exciting, innovative applications and services across Samsung devices.”

Samsung notes that those in attendance will get the ‘First-look at new Samsung SDKs and tools including S Pen and new features.’ The 3-day event will also see technical sessions on Samsung Service Platform and services APIs (ChatON, Group Play, Samsung AdHub, Context Aware), plus a special breakout presentation specifically for B2B developers that helps them build ‘certified applications’ for their KNOX environment. Finally, Samsung seems to be interested in getting deeper into the gaming scene as they highlight “Development opportunities in emerging categories such as gaming.’

“Samsung is excited to offer developers a single place to learn how to develop, market, and monetize applications and services that may span smartphones, tablets, and televisions,” said Dr. WonPyo Hong, President of the Samsung Media Solution Center. “As convergence of user experiences and as consumers utilize more devices, even at the same time, the opportunity for developers to be innovative has never been better.”

[source] SamsungDevCon [/source]