From June 13 - 16, 2011, the first AMD Fusion Developer Summit, or AFDS, is being held at the Maydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington. According to AMD, attendees of the inaugural AMD Fusion Developer Summit “will have direct access to pioneers in heterogeneous computing, software developers, and top minds at AMD for learning opportunities and open dialogue on heterogeneous computing and the enhanced performance and processing efficiencies it enables.” Sound like fun? It sure does to us and we’d love to take a few of you along with us, so AMD has made it possible for team HotHardware to bring along 60 of our friends to the very first AFDS! Before we explain how to grab your free pass—valued at $300—here are a few more details about the event...
WHAT YOU WILL DO AT AFDS: Learn. Get a deeper understanding of technology. Collaborate with thought leaders. Attend 3 visionary AFDS Keynotes, 90+ sessions, 7 Pre-Summit Tutorials, a variety of networking experiences, and much more. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Everyone who wants a glimpse of AMD’s plans. Everyone who recognizes that the tech world – including industry-leading software companies and ODMs – is interested in APU technology. Everyone who wants to unleash the potential of this next-generation technology in their current and future developments. WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND: You should attend for in-depth training on heterogeneous computing, AMD Fusion APU architecture, OpenCL, Microsoft DirectCompute, and more. You should attend to get direct access to AMD tech leaders, industry experts, and academics from around the world. You should attend because you know the only way to thrive in this industry is to be at the forefront of the tech current, not following it.
All you’ve got to do to stake a claim at one of our 25 free passes is become a fan of HotHardware on Facebook and share this post to get the word out (there's a Share button right at the bottom of the post). Then drop us a line at email@example.com with your contact information. Please note, we are only able to give away passes to the actual event, travel to and from the show and accommodations while there are up to you. If you can get there though, and want to check out AMD's very first AFDS, rub elbows with some of the great minds at AMD, and perhaps break bread with a couple of members of Team HH, now’s your chance. Spread the word! We can't wait to see you there!
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Looks like a great time but I have to use my time off for a wedding, lame. Hope you guys have fun and I expect to see some great pictures!
Now you're just mashing it!
As a big AMD fan I'd love to go, but I'm on the wrong coast. Still, this is an awesome opportunity. I can't believe you guys pulled this off. Congrats to those lucky enough to go!
When you own ATI/AMD.....YOU will learn & better understand, to buy Nvidia :P
You'll probably get a look at Bulldozer you lucky dogs! It will be a nice trip.
animatortom:When you own ATI/AMD.....YOU will learn & better understand, to buy Nvidia :P
I understand that you're pissed about the AMD Professional Graphics Card that you bought, because you've voiced it in the past. I feel for you too.
But, even though I prefer my NVIDIA cards because of their PhysX capabilities, (did I say that I really like PhysX?) my XFX Radeon HD-6870 Black video card is a fine performer. I've had no driver issues, and nothing but rock solid performance out of it,.....even though it's installed into a low powered budget system. So for gamers, the choice isn't as clear cut as it is for you, Tom.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Umm.. this is semi-on-topic, eh? :)
anyway, please pick meeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i will get off from work to go!
wow thats only 2 hours away from me... Might have to go to this one, problem is, I don't know if I'd understand any of it. Definitely learn some things though
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Dave_HH:Umm.. this is semi-on-topic, eh? :)
Sorry Dave, I felt that I had to throw in a plus for AMD after Tom posted. (I've always had a soft spot for them considering that they're up against the BORG and still totally relevant too)
It IS a cool thing for them to offer us invites to their show, and I do wish that I could go,......but the logistics, starting with just getting there, aren't possible for me. I look forward to seeing your write-ups after you get back.
Skills, Compte, get your entries in dudes! :)
Good luck to all who are able to go. It looks like something that would be really cool and as they said history in the making.
@Dave and Marco I look forward to reading the coverage of the event on HH.
Most generous of AMD to make the offer exclusively to HH with those passes.Wish I was able to get away to go Nothing can actually compare to the experience of being there.and pretty sure sure the event will be well covered.Always wanted to go to the state of WA. the road trip adventure would be a bonus.All those fortunate enough to go have a great time and please let us know.
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leaning towards it, sounds like fun! I'll have to check with work before I claim a ticket, though. Don't want to reserve one If I cant make it
Too bad I wouldn't be able to make the trip. This would be very cool to be at. Hope whoever gets to go enjoys it and gives us all the juicy details!
Too bad this is not for 2012, my wife and I are going up the west coast on vacation next year. Not to sure if she would like it but I sure would. She could just go to the mall and I could get my tech on...................Oh well ya'll enjoy
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I wish I could go but I take my USMLE step1 on 6/24 and need to study... Lame!
Hope everyone that goes has a great time. Sounds like a blast with all that hot tech to get a sneak peek at and others that share similar interests.
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i wish i was going to cali this summer. sadly i'm stuck for a multitude of reasons... Enjoy it for all that can go.
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Hope you chaps who will be attending the developer summit, besides snapping up all the Fusion details, also keep your ears to the ground for the latest on Bulldozer. Worrying rumours about a delayed launch are circulating....
I reallly really want to go, but i doubt ill have time. Im really busy looking for a summer internship right now. Its awesome that HH can give tickets away though, i thought most of these events were entirely closed to the general public.
I became a fan of HotHardware on Facebook and then I shared this post and sent an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with my email address but that was almost a week ago on June 1st and I haven't heard anything back with information on how to register.
Please advise. (Note, I just sent a duplicate of this message to your amd.tickets email address.)
Rofl I noticed a bit of a ATI vs Nvidia debate, man I remember those from the old days, people defended and attacked either with the same ferocity as opposing religions. I love both cards, had some good experiences and bad from both sides :) hmmm Fusion sounds cool
Hi Folks! We are here in Seattle today and tomorrow! If you see us, say hello and we'll hook you up with some cool HH Schwag!! :D
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