Early Intro to Tizen

  • January 15, 2013 · 6:30 PM


You need to register on at Eventbrite in order to attend. This is also a 21 years old and over event due to alcohol being served at the event. Our much appreciated host Yelp understandably requests this and may not allow you in unless you do. Please bring your ID; doors open at 6pm. Register here: Develop with Tizen


Since it's a New Year and we all survived the Mayan calender I thought it would be fun to take a look at some very new technologies, one of which is Tizen. Ok so what's Tizen? Tizen is an alpha stage Operating open source Linux based operating system for smartphones, cars, TV's and other devices with backing/contribution from Samsung and Intel and others.

Who should go to this? - This is a technology intro/overview for developers. This operating system is still alpha and what we are looking at is early stage and there may be major additions in the future, like native support (or not). With any new technology expect early bugs and no guarantees, anything can happen or not happen to new systems. This is not a marketing or future prognostication oriented meetup. This meeting is for developers who like to get their hands on early stage and enjoy the uncertainties and fun that come with that territory.

More info:


Some history and ok, just a bit of marketing background about Tizen as well as other new Operating systems up for 2013.



Hod Greeley of Samsung will give an overview about the Tizen SDK, Samsung Developers program & how we engage with the developer community. This is an early intro to Tizen operating system in Alpha stage. This is a technical and developer look meet-up.

Tizen is an open source, standards-based software platform supported by leading mobile operators, device manufacturers, and silicon suppliers for multiple device categories such as smartphones, tablets, netbooks, in-vehicle infotainment devices, and smart TVs. Tizen offers an innovative operating system, applications, and a user experience that consumers can take from device to device.

The Tizen project resides within the Linux Foundation and is governed by a Technical Steering Group. The Technical Steering Group is the primary decision-making body for the open source project, with a focus on platform development and delivery, along with the formation of working groups to support device verticals.

The Tizen Association has been formed to guide the industry role of Tizen, including gathering of requirements, identification and facilitation of service models, and overall industry marketing and education.

Further Tizen information and SDK download here: Tizen SDK


Hod Greeley

Head of Samsung Developers America, the developer relations group covering mobile for Samsung in the Americas.

SDA does various forms of outreach and partnering with developers and companies of all sizes. Our objectives center mostly around mobile app sourcing. We engage the development community in many ways, from technical work to marketing and business development. We often work in cooperation with third parties to achieve joint outreach goals.

Wei Xiao

Wei is the Technical Evangelist of Samsung Developers America. She will be there to coordinate and advocate Samsung's products and developer program.

Yelp is graciously hosting us for this event at their headquarters, with the event coordinated with Julia Nguyen, Yelp's Technical Recruiting Coordinator.

Julia Nguyen

Julia is on the Technical Recruiting Team at Yelp and will be your host for the evening. Feel free to swing by and say hello to her and her fellow teammates or to ask questions about positions they are currently hiring for. She is excited to be working with us and looks forward to meeting all of you!

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  • Ben M.

    Just a quick note to you guys who attended this event. There is a Tizen DevLab and Hack Competition next weekend, May 24-25 in San Francisco.

    For more details and to register, check out http://tizenhack.eventbrite.com/

    May 17, 2013

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