The BlackBerry® Developer Relations team here at Research In Motion® (RIM®) continues to make amazing strides in reaching out to the developer community. This weekend – March 30th and 31st – we’ll be hosting a HTML5 hackathon for students with Pace University in New York City. We collaborated with Pace University to create an opportunity for students to learn how to develop in HTML5 and take mobile apps to the next level with our BlackBerry® WebWorks™ platform.
Adam Stanley, Patrick Mollins and Erik Oros from the Developer relations team will be on-hand to help guide students as they work with the BlackBerry platform and to give them some tips and tricks, as well as lead some sessions to help these developers gain insight into our web tools.
Students can choose to develop an HTML5/BlackBerry WebWorks application around one of the topics suggested by RIM experts prior to the event or use their own imagination to come up with an app idea and work under RIM experts’ guidance to implement it as a BlackBerry smartphone or BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet app. A total of three winners will be selected by a jury of three-five experts from Pace University and RIM at the end of the two days and recognized with prizes including free participation at one of RIM’s upcoming developer conferences.
We’re hoping that at the end of the event, students will have a working prototype or full-fledged BlackBerry application which leverages HTML5/BlackBerry WebWorks technology.
This event is intended to be the first in a series of Future Developer Days focused on student participation as part of our BlackBerry Jam Program. For more details on the BlackBerry Jam Program please visit https://bdsc.webapps.blackberry.com/devzone/jamcommunity.
Stay tuned here for more info from the event and to learn about the winning apps and developers.