Why should developers attend BlackBerry® DevCon Americas 2011? Anyone who’s been to a BlackBerry DevCon event will tell you that it’s an amazing opportunity to connect with BlackBerry development experts and get tips and tricks for developing mobile apps. Attendees can discover great ways to build for BlackBerry platforms, whether in native language or using web standard language, that allow developers to leverage their work on other platforms as well. Developers attend BlackBerry DevCon because they want to build for a dedicated, passionate user base of over 70 million people.
If those reasons aren’t enough to convince you to come, we’ve got plenty more suggestions from BlackBerry developers and the event organizers on why you should attend this year’s BlackBerry DevCon Americas 2011, happening October 18-20th in San Francisco, California:
Get a snapshot of everything you can do with BlackBerry. Spend three days getting the info you need to develop for the BlackBerry platform. More than 100 breakout sessions focus on HTML, Java®, Native and Android® development, as well as developing, testing, debugging, monetization, the BlackBerry App World™ storefront and so much more. You’ll be able to train on site in one of two new developer courses on the latest technologies, such as the BlackBerry® WebWorks™ SDK and Adobe® Flex® and Adobe® AIR®.
Get expert opinions on the latest mobile trends and technologies. Research In Motion Limited (RIM®) leaders and industry experts will talk about current trends in development and mobile apps, and where the best opportunities lie for developers. Visionaries like game developer Jane McGonigal is a featured speaker, not to mention more than 30 community experts like Adobe®, App-Promo, Assanka, Nitobi, Marmalade and salesforce.com will be giving attendees the opportunity to hear remarkable success stories from developers like you.
One-on-one expert guidance will be available. BlackBerry platform experts will be available in the Ask the Experts area to work through issues and to whiteboard ideas and solutions. Expert presentations and open Q&A sessions provide an opportunity for learning and providing feedback.
Get an inside track on a new product or service. Save yourself the time of hunting down the solution you need by visiting the Mobility Pavilion. BlackBerry partners and mobility leaders from Adobe, iSpeech, New Toronto Group, Search for BBM™, Sencha, XtremeLabs, and many more will be showing the latest tools and time-saving solutions. Take advantage of App Express to fast-track your apps by porting your existing Android app to the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet, or transform an existing web application into a full-fledged app for both the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and BlackBerry smartphones. Plus, you can submit your app for the chance to get it on BlackBerry App World!
Try out the next generation of developer tools. Your chance is coming up at BlackBerry DevCon Americas to participate in a five hour hackathon on the BBM™ Social Platform or BlackBerry® WebWorks™ HTML5 Platform, on Wednesday October 19 from 7:00pm-1:00am. Hackathon events are a great way to get time with BlackBerry experts who can provide guidance and tips and tricks that will help you build your next application. How do you get involved? You need to be registered at BlackBerry DevCon Americas to participate – register now. To sign up for the Hackathons, use My Scheduler. Spaces are limited!
Get some downtime, even while you work. The BlackBerry DevCon Party on the evening of October 18th is interactive and game-driven — ideal for meeting new colleagues! Find out how much fun it can be to beat a fellow developer at Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, then continue the conversation the rest of the week at the BlackBerry DevCon TweetUp, Hackathons , Roundtables and Birds of a Feather sessions.
Get a free BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. We want you to get a jump start on developing your next big application – register today and receive a free BlackBerry PlayBook tablet when you arrive at BlackBerry DevCon Americas 2011.
If you’ve been to the show before, please share with the community why you’re coming to BlackBerry DevCon Americas 2011 this year!