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Samsung invites techies to sign up for first ever developer conference

Calling all developers: Samsung has opened registration for its first developers conference, coming to San Francisco's St. Francis Hotel from 27-29 October.

The event, which promises insight into new tools for building innovative applications, will run participants about $300 (£190) per ticket — as a developer, general attendee, student, or 'other'.

Visitors will have access to keynotes, working sessions, and an exclusive developer event. Registration information and a full schedule are available online.

"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," Dr. WonPyo Hong, president of the Samsung Media Solution Center, said in a statement.

"As convergence of user experiences [grows] and as consumers utilize more devices, even at the same time, the opportunity for developers to be innovative has never been better," Hong said.

Technical sessions and presentations from industry leaders will cover topics like a first look at new Samsung SDKs and tools, including S Pen; Samsung Service Platform and services APIs like ChatON, Group Play, Samsung AdHub, Context Aware, and more; best practices for developing Smart TV applications; cross-platform development including HTML5 and Web; special B2B developer sessions; and development opportunities in emerging categories like gaming.

Samsung teased its first three-day global developers conference in July, promising "a major, Samsung-wide, cross-product (multi-screen) developer event," according to a spokesman. There is still no word on whether the event will include a look at Boxee, the streaming set-top box firm Samsung acquired last month.

This marks Samsung's first foray into the developer conference world, however, where Apple, Google, and Microsoft already have a foothold.

You can keep up with the Samsung Developer Conference conversation using the Twitter hashtag #SDC13, or visiting the event's Facebook and Google+ pages.