Calling all Enterprise Developers – Why attend #DEVCON10?

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The 2010 BlackBerry® Developer Conference is fast approaching, bringing together developers from around the world to learn about BlackBerry® development. If you’re an enterprise developer, you’ll be happy to know that there will be four days of dedicated sessions and labs, as well as Research In Motion® (RIM) experts on site to help jumpstart your mobile application development efforts for your organization. Plus, you’ll have the flexibility to pick and choose sessions and labs from accelerated learning tracks to help you get the training you need, so you can apply what you’ve learned as soon as you leave the conference.

Whether you’re just starting out and are interested in learning how to mobilize existing desktop applications to BlackBerry smartphones, or have an existing mobile app and want to learn about how to leverage the new BlackBerry® 6 and integration APIs to take your enterprise app to the next level, there will be something for everyone. DevCon will give you the opportunity to meet other RIM partners who have achieved results on the BlackBerry platform and hear firsthand from enterprises that have developed in-house applications, allowing you to take away their insights and apply them to your own development projects.

For example, check out sessions such as COM29: Moving from a Desktop to a Mobile App – Lessons Learned from a Desktop Software Developer, in which you’ll gain insight from a developer with millions of existing users who had a desktop app and moved it to a mobile experience. Or check out COM19: IA Clarington Investments: Delivering CRM Information to the Frontline with a BlackBerry App, where the panelists will talk not only about how they developed their application, but how it impacted the efficiency of their users and organization. Find out how to work with the BlackBerry app security permissions model in DEV33: An Expert Guide to Setting Up Application Control, and learn how to design your application to ensure it provides the best user experience possible within this model. If you need an overview of the basics of security, be sure to attend DEV34: Crypto 101 The Lego Blocks of Security.

You’ll also discover how to integrate new BlackBerry services into your applications, such as location, which allows you to offer contextual location information and features within your application. These types of services can be useful at every level of an organization, creating a niche for your application that can span an entire enterprise.

Don’t miss out on the 2010 BlackBerry Developer Conference! Find out more and register for the event.

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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