Code Lab sat in the center of Tech Square and allowed devs to get hands-on experience with the latest SDKs and developer tools. Samsung engineers were there for support and fun coding challenges gave attendees the chance to win exclusive prizes.
The PENUP app is a social network for designers on the Galaxy smartphone. You can learn how to draw digitally by tracing on top of a video clip or background image – it’s a cool way to turn photos into masterpieces! The PENUP team secured two digital artists for SDC19. The artists roamed around and used a Tab S6 and S Pen to sketch attendees and capture the action at SDC19. There were also great tutorials on the S Pen and S Pen SDK in Tech Square!
Laugh and Learn
Senior Developer Evangelist Tony Morelan and comedian Corey Rosen had a high-energy comedy and improv presentation on Day 1 called Galaxy Watch Face Design from Concept to Completion. Attendees and designers collaborated in real time to create an interactive Galaxy watch face. It was a fun experiment that demonstrated how easy it is to design without coding. The audience was able to quickly create a playful watch face.
Fit @ SDC
One theme of SDC19 was collaboration. Samsung is forging new partnerships with brands to help devs have more tools at their disposal and reach a wider audience. Two such partners are Under Armour and Skimble, and each morning they put together a wellness activity that featured their new Galaxy Store apps.
Day 1: Yoga-Centric Exercise Class with Skimble
This class was led by a trainer from Made for Samsung partner Skimble. Yoga mats and Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2s were available for attendees, and they could download the Workout Trainer by Skimble app to follow along with a Samsung-specific workout. Everyone was able to monitor their heart rate on the watch while getting their move on!
Day 2: Fun Run/Walk with Under Armour
Under Armour organized a two-mile walk or three-mile run for attendees before the conference. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2s were given to participants and synced with the Map My Run app to track their distance, pace, and calorie burn.
Devs, we hope that SDC19 inspired you to continue innovating. From troubleshooting to new platform training, the Samsung Developer Program is always here to help. If you aren’t a member, consider joining our community today.
Check out our post-event site with more highlights, photos, and videos of SDC19. We hope to see you next year!