A Preview of the Can't Miss Sessions at SDC18

Lori Fraleigh

Senior Director, Developer Relations

This year’s Samsung Developer Conference (SDC18) may still be a few weeks away, but the excitement is already building for Samsung’s showcase of technologies that will help developers and creators build the software and services of tomorrow.  We've just announced some of the "Can't Miss Sessions" for SDC18.

Read on to learn more about some of the exciting sessions that will make SDC18 an event Where Now Meets Next.  And for a limited time, get 50% off with promo code SDC18-DEV50!

Spotlight Session

The Spotlight Session headlining day two of SDC18 will cover some of the tech industry’s most interesting topics. Hear from thought leaders in gaming and AI as they discuss exciting news, and reveal their respective outlooks on the future.

Samsung will also share insights into its gaming strategy during the session, and spotlight innovations encompassing artificial intelligence, the S Pen, and much more. Speakers include Sarah Bond, Xbox/Microsoft’s Head of Global Gaming Partnerships and Development; Tim Sweeney, Founder and CEO of Epic Games, the studio behind the wildly popular Fortnite; and John Hanke, Founder and CEO of Niantic Labs, makers of Pokémon Go.

Also included in the Spotlight Session is President and CEO of Wacom, Nobutaka Ide, who will discuss the power of digital pens and what the future holds for digital ink.


SDC18 features a variety of sessions that demonstrate how Samsung’s intelligence, Bixby, is shaping the landscape for AI platforms. Spanning lectures, panels and interactive activities, the sessions, including those listed below, offer attendees the insights they need to develop seamless user experiences for a wide range of devices and services.


Last year at SDC, Samsung unveiled SmartThings, a new platform for connecting and controlling smart devices. This year, the company will discuss SmartThings’ latest enhancements and demonstrate ways to implement the intuitive platform into more devices. Highlighted sessions include:

  • SmartThings 101: New to SmartThings - This session will discuss topics such as which kinds of SmartThings API integrations can be built, as well as how to quickly create and integrate with the SmartThings API.
  • Streamlining IoT Systems: SmartThings Cloud-to-Cloud Device Integration - This session will introduce a new Developer Workspace for integrating cloud-connected devices with SmartThings. The workspace will feature new APIs and tools that will streamline development and go-to-market processes. Devices that are integrated with SmartThings will be controlled by Bixby and other voice assistant platforms, as well as a full ecosystem of automation and service integrations.

And Much More

Additional details on these and other SDC18 sessions may be found here. For more information on this year’s conference, including registration details, please visit SDC18’s official website. And don’t forget to follow @samsung_dev on Twitter and keep an eye on the hashtag “#SDC18” for the latest news and updates.