Good evening everybody! Welcome to the Spring Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. Well, here we are sitting and waiting for the keynote to start. Just a few minutes before I got to the keynote I was saying to a friend of mine that I had real trouble getting up this morning, and then, guess what happened? I was awake! I was very pleasantly impressed by the setup at the keynote room, especially by the music playing in the background while people were taking their seats. I have recently told you that I am a big fan of house music, and this morning they had a very nice remix of the Hypnotized by Paul Oakenfold.
But here it started. The introductory presentation guided us through the history of IDF shows, and showed an impressive growth of the event itself as well as of its significance. We were promised that over the next 3 days we will be given the latest update on technology by some familiar people in new positions as well as some new people who joined the Intel team lately. Well, welcome!
IDF Slogan: Three "P" Concept
IDF is increasingly becoming a growing industry meeting place. According to Intel, it is the strongest show in terms of industry participation. It also a place where technology users like us and small business come for the latest and greatest technology.
This year, the show was also very packed, there are already over 500 press analysts from around the world registered on the first day of the event. However, I got the impression that there are fewer sessions carried out this time. I think it might be a good idea actually, because it has never been possible to attend even half of the interesting events at IDF. Hope I will be able to make the most of it this time :)
Intel also claimed that they were growing not only in terms of the attendance, but also in terms of the different technology that they represent here at IDF. At the same time Intel is working hard on making IDF the most rewarding place for geeks. This time they will be hosting a Server Geek Contest with incredible prizes.
You probably remember that at the last IDF they were talking about three “C” concept, which sounded like “Computers, Communication and Convergence”. This time Intel is moving more down the alphabet and presents a “three P” concept, where Ps stand for Platforms, People, Possibilities.