Intel Shuts Down its 20-Year-Old Developer Forum

Written by:Linda Hardesty
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Intel announced it’s pulling the plug on its 20-year-old Intel Developer Forum (IDF). The annual conference seemed to have lost its original identity as a place to discuss Intel’s latest microprocessor technology.A message on the IDF page said, “Intel has evolved its event portfolio and decided to retire the IDF program moving forward.”

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This is the second bit of news today from Intel, which is apparently working in re-invent mode. Earlier, the company said it had pulled funding for the OpenStack Innovation Center (OSIC), which it co-founded with Rackspace in 2015.

The year 2015 was a time when IDF began to noticeably morph from focusing on computing and chips to other technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI).

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