BlackBerry Developer Days in South America


As part of our commitment at the 2009 BlackBerry® Developer Conference, I discussed how RIM was focused on bringing the BlackBerry Development platform to you in your local language and your local city. As part of that commitment, I am pleased to announce three Developer Day events in South America presented in the local language. In fact, I am so excited about meeting developers in South America that I am personally going to be delivering the sessions at each of these events!

The three events are:

We have limited space within the events so register today to save your spot!

8:45 – 9:00 Introduction
9:00 – 9:30 Experience from a Local Partner – Successful Application on BlackBerry (Success Story)
9:30 – 10:30 Getting Started with the BlackBerry Development Platform
10:30 – 10:45 BREAK
10:45 – 11:45 In the Know: Understanding BlackBerry Web and Widget Development
11:45 – 12:45 Why Java®? Understand the Advantages and Features of the BlackBerry Java® Development Platform
12:45 – 1:45 LUNCH
1:45 – 2:30 Overview of the BlackBerry Alliance Program
2:30 – 3:30 Leveraging the BlackBerry Platform Services – Advertising, Payment, Push, Location and BlackBerry App World™
3:30 – 3:45 BREAK
3:45 – 4:45 The BlackBerry Experience – Creating Integrated and Compelling Applications
4:45 – 5:30 Wrap up and Q&A

About Mike Kirkup

Mike Kirkup is the Director for the Developer Relations program at Research In Motion (RIM), which is responsible for managing the technical relationships and programs for RIM’s developer community worldwide. Mike and his team work with RIM’s developer community to provide support and guidance as developers work to integrate their applications to the BlackBerry platform. Mike joined RIM in 2001 as a Security Software Developer in RIM’s Wireless Security Group. As part of the Wireless Securty group, Mike contributed to the development of the BlackBerry Cryptography API, S/MIME and PGP implementations. Mike holds a Masters of Management Science and a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

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