I can hardly describe the feeling that you get after a day like the one we just had. Milan, you have blown us away!
As the BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour attendees in Milan streamed into the event hall, you could feel a buzz in the air. There was excitement for what the day would hold: sneak peeks at the BlackBerry 10 platform, technical sessions, and of course the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha.
Behind the scenes we were all waiting for THE moment — doing last minute checks and ensuring everything was flawless. We are perfectionists and we wanted you to enjoy the day as much as we were going to!
And when the signal finally was given – “Open the door!” – that was THE moment.
Throughout the event, you could tell that the developers here were excited about BlackBerry 10, and excited about Research In Motion® (RIM®). The BlackBerry 10 platform previews received applause on multiple occasions. The Native and Web sessions also saw a lot of developer involvement as the attendees sought to soak up as much knowledge as they could.
For some of you, the moment to shine was during our “lightning pitches”. You had 3 minutes to show us your application, tell us why it’s the coolest thing and gain your fellow developers’ vote. The judges (who were also your fellow developers!) acclaimed MeshLab the winner, with their application that rotated a 3-D model and rendered it in real-time. A big round of applause goes to the developer who did a great job pitching their creation.
So it wasn’t just a day of learning — it was also a great opportunity to share experiences and knowledge, have a laugh with a fellow developer, ask the hottest questions to us, and get immediate feedback. For us it was a priceless occasion to hear your voice and listen to what you have to say and also get some awesome stickers! (Yes, our laptops have now been customised with these stickers, offered by @Dandandin.)
Day 1 of the BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour concluded as it began — with excitement in the air. Get ready for our recap from the next tour stop – Barcelona – coming soon!