Intel discontinues its Intel Developer Forum (IDF) program

Posted on Monday, Apr 17 2017 @ 20:09 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Intel just announced it has cancelled all future Intel Developer Forums (IDF). At the page of the now cancelled IDF 2017 San Francisco, the chip giant explains it decided to retire the IDF program because the show no longer fits inside the company's evolved event portfolio.
Announcement: IDF17 San Francisco
Intel has evolved its event portfolio and decided to retire the IDF program moving forward. Thank you for nearly 20 great years with the Intel Developer Forum! Intel has a number of resources available on, including a Resource and Design Center with documentation, software, and tools for designers, engineers, and developers. As always, our customers, partners, and developers should reach out to their Intel representative with questions.
AnandTech phoned a contact at Intel and got to hear this is part of Intel's transformation from a PC-centric to a data-centric company. The company is going to come up with new ways to communicate with the press, developers and its ecosystem. This will include more events that are focused on a single theme, like the recent AI Day or the Manufacturing Day. So basically, no longer a single event that targets a broad range of subjects but multiple events that aim to go more in-depth into more specific subjects.
So rather than have one big melee on everything, Intel is set to split its message across several different areas in the hope that it accurately digs deep enough into every area. I was told that Intel wants to find a better way to present the experiences in each of the fields, and this is the way to do that.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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