Q: What is Tizen?

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. Here's an introduction to Tizen, the open source OS

Q: What is Tizen Developer Summit about?

Tizen Developer Summit is a regional, technical conference for Tizen developers, App developers, ISVs, Platform designers, Operators, OEMs, Hardware vendors, Software vendors, Open source enthusiasts, and anyone engaged in Tizen. This is the first time, we are bringing a major Tizen event to China! Tizen development has been primarily focused on mobile and in-vehicle infotainment the past few years.

This year, we are excited to explore the new opportunities that Tizen is creating. Join us at this year's developer event as Tizen is expanding beyond Mobile and IVI into a plethora of new devices in this new era of the Internet of Things.

Q: Where is the event located?

A: The event will be located at the Marriott Shanghai Parkview hotel.

Q: Is there a registration deadline?

A: There is not a registration deadline, but we encourage you to register early to take advantage of the early bird rates, and so that you do not miss important information that will be emailed to all attendees.

Q: What is the cancellation policy?

A: If you must cancel for any reason please notify us via email. Refunds will only be issued for cancellations received by Friday, October17 at 11:59pm and may take up to 14 days to process. Please note that all refunds are subject to a 3% processing fee.

Q: Is this event open to anyone to attend?

A: Yes, this is open to all who are interested or engaged in Tizen.

Q: May I substitute someone else, if I am unable to attend?

A: If you are unable to attend, you can substitute another attendee in lieu of cancellation this event. To substitute an attendee, you may return to the registration form and click “View or Change Your Existing Registration”. Once you’ve entered your email address and password, you may edit your registration with the new attendee's information. Utilizing this feature will also allow you to re-issue yourself a receipt and/or confirmation should you need it.

Q: How can I retrieve a copy of my receipt?

A: A link will be on your confirmation email; in the email click on the section that reads "View Your Invoice". Next, under "Actions" you can select either: "Print Receipt" or "Email Receipt". If you do not have your confirmation email any longer, you can also access your registration details by returning to the registration form and clicking “View or Change Your Existing Registration”. Once you login and access your registration details, simply click on "Print Receipt" located under "Documents".

Q: How can I get my company to send me to the 2014 Tizen Developer Summit?

A: The education available at the conference will advance your knowledge without costing them much money. This is the best and most cost effective way to learn about Tizen through top notch speaking talent, innovative and abundant program content, and the opportunity to connect and network with peers.

Q: Where should I stay?

A: A block of rooms have been reserved at the Marriott Shanghai Parkview for attendees. Visit the "Attendee Information" page for more information on hotel rooms. 

Q: When do you recommend I arrive and depart?

A: If you are coming from out of town, we recommend you plan to arrive by Sunday, October 19 so you don’t miss any of the sessions that start on Monday. Sessions will end at approximately 5:30pm on Tuesday, October 21.

Q: . What can I expect in terms of the weather in Shanghai and how should I plan for attire?

A: October in Shanghai can be chilly, with average high temperatures around 19 C / 66 F and average lows around 15 C / 59 F. Check out weather.com for the most up to date information. The attire for the event is business casual. Plan to dress in layers to ensure you are warm or cool enough for the weather/meeting rooms.

Q: . Do you provide visa invitation letters for this event?

A: Absolutely! After you have registered for Tizen Developer Conference, please complete the Visa Request Form, and include all of the required information. Once we have received your request, we will email you a pdf copy of your visa invitation letter within 72 hours.

Q: If there are any more questions that weren't answered above, please do not hesitate to contact us: tdc14sh@linuxfoundation.org.