Calling all Web 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. As a Web developer, what can you expect to take away from the conference this year?

The recent launch of BlackBerry® 6 has opened up more opportunities than ever for Web developers to create applications that are visually appealing to customers. See how HTML5 support and WebKit browser rendering translate into compelling applications and optimized web performance for your applications. And if you’re looking to learn how to create a richer app experience using the BlackBerry web platform, you won’t be disappointed as there are a number of sessions available this year, covering topics from learning how to use web tools, to building compelling user interfaces and experiences in your BlackBerry web app.

Looking for hands-on coding experience with the latest BlackBerry Web tools for Microsoft® Visual Studio and Eclipse? Whether you’re a beginner or advanced Web developer creating mobile sites or Widgets, you’ll benefit from visiting the Hands-on Labs staffed with Research In Motion® (RIM) developers who can help answer your questions along the way. We’ll cover how to profile and debug your web page, integration with native apps on the BlackBerry smartphone and the BlackBerry push service, and much more. You’ll also walk away with complete sample code that you can use to jumpstart your app development!

You’ll leave the conference armed with a wealth of knowledge and tools to help with your future development projects, but we’d love to hear from you too! Get involved by sharing your insight and experiences with your peers and RIM development experts at roundtables, discussion groups and sessions.

Finally, we’ll also be running a BlackBerry web platform Bootcamp/Code-a-thon (Session DEV45), where you can use your laptop or one of the work stations provided to create a fully functional BlackBerry web application via a live coding session – in less than an hour!

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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