MWC 2012 Over and Out!

Events

What a week! We’ve had an amazing time here in beautiful Barcelona; showing off BlackBerry® OS 7.1, BlackBerry® PlayBook™ OS 2.0, and meeting with developers excited to build apps for BlackBerry!

On Monday, our BlackBerry DevZone section of the BlackBerry Booth was teaming with developers looking to get some last minute passes for our Developer Day sessions. All three sessions were fully booked by the afternoon but we were able to squeeze a few more developers in.

By 7pm we headed out of the Fira and on to the PocketGamer party all the while checking in with Alec Saunders who was judging at the Mobile Premier Awards. Congrats to the winner – BearCare.

We were excited to kick off the Tuesday with three booked solid sessions covering BlackBerry 10 development and BlackBerry App World™ monetization tips and tricks. All of the attending developers left with their very own BlackBerry PlayBook tablet loaded with BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 so they could get started developing right away.

Wednesday was my favourite day of the conference as developers came by to ask advice about developing apps and some came to show off their HTML5 and Android apps that they had ported over to their new BlackBerry PlayBook tablet overnight!

Thursday is a typically the easiest day at this show, but this year it was one of our busiest as we manned an expert table at the WIPJam event. James Dreher, from Developer Relations hit it out of the park with his lightening round BlackBerry Development pitch to the main audience and his pitch to the Barcelona GTUG group on repackaging their apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

Thanks to all that came out. Looking forward to seeing you all again soon.

Ciao!

About Sanyu K.

After seven years working as a web and Java software engineer in Silicon Valley, a two-year solo sojourn across the world, and a grueling year battling through the MBA program at Queens University, Sanyu is now the Team Lead for the Developer Relations in EMEA. She also likes hats - even more than Neil!

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