I am very pleased to announce that the session catalog for the BlackBerry® Developer Conference 2009 has now gone live listing over 40 sessions from BlackBerry development experts from Research In Motion (RIM). This year we decided not to use the concept of tracks for organizing the sessions, instead opting for a mechanism that allows you to find the most applicable sessions for your interests with the click of a mouse. We have organized the sessions using “tags” into the following areas:
- Sessions are broken down based on the type of developer that may be most interested in attending this session including Commercial Enterprise Developers, Consumer Developers, Corporate Developers, Business (CIOs), and Application Architects/Designers.
- Sessions are broken down based on the core technology they would discuss or leverage including Java®, Web, BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, BlackBerry® Internet Service, and BlackBerry® Developer Tools.
- Sessions are further categorized based on a specialization of the topic including Multimedia, Location Based Services, User Interface, and Security.
- Sessions are rated according to the expected knowledge level of attendees – introductory, intermediate and advanced.
Session Format and Attributes
- We also give you the ability to filter sessions based on the format of the session (eg. RIM-lead Sessions vs. Community sessions) or by attributes of the session itself (eg. does the presenter provide a demo or sample code).
With this system, you will have the ability to quickly and easily find great sessions that apply to your area of interest across the large scope of sessions. I would love to hear your thoughts on our new approach, so post a comment below!