Hey folks! We're all seated here in the keynote room waiting for the fun to start.
This is Andrew Martonik, and I'll be taking this on solo.
This room is only mildly nuts. And yes, it is *that* blue in here.
And yes, the music is befitting the rave-like lighting.
We're still a good 20 minutes out from the start of the keynote here, and that's assuming they start on time. Room still has plenty of empty seats to fill up.
So just hang out for a bit, go grab that second cup of coffee and be ready for the fun to get going about 9:30 a.m. PT
Filling up now. Not many empty seats. About 10 minutes to go.
And just a reminder that this is indeed a Developer Conference, meaning we won't be expecting any flashy product announcements. But tons of cool stuff that's going to enable the next generation of great things.
And in this case, it's all about engaging developers of all kinds to build for Samsung's products and platforms. It's a hug ecosystem play.
Speaker lineup today: DJ Koh, Injong Rhee, Curtis Sasaki, Sang Kim, Alex Hawkinson, Emily Becher
Samsung trying to get the hype going with the standard "way too loud" music and some pretty graphics on the screens.
And there we go, right (only 2 min late) on time. DJ Koh heading out
Pointing out that there are over 4000 people here
including some students that were asked to come join
there's a 12 year old student here from Korea
he's leading a session at the show!
"Coding is the key to the future, software is EVERYWHERE"
"Code is the key to unlocking human potential"
There are far more devices connected to the internet than there are people in the world ...
It won't be long before we have over 20 billion internet-connected devices
Everywhere you go, there will be opportunities to bring devices and people together.
This is Samsung's sales pitch — they want developers to help them grow the total ecosystem
the Galaxy S7 "redefined what a phone can do"
and it's all about opening up the potential of those phones with APIs
Samsung is already thinking beyond the samrtphone
it's all about wearables, tablets, connected home, connected car, VR and photography
these new platforms are gateways to new experiences
(Gear VR being a great example)
DJ gets humble: "I'm not a genius"
"I appreciate our engineers"
Koh worked on many software plans while working in R&D. "I protected these projects while they took their time to evolve"
"I think I have a good feeling for the developer mindset"
"This is exteremely important for Samsung now: LISTENING TO DEVELOPERS"
"We want to make our company culture more open and collaborative"