Here’s a guest post from Patrick Mollins – Ed.
Next week is BlackBerry® Jam Americas in San Jose, California. All of us here at BlackBerry are super excited to share some amazing updates to our BlackBerry 10 frameworks, tools and APIs. BlackBerry Jam Americas is going to be one of the most exciting developer events we’ve ever had.
This year we’ve accomplished a lot of firsts. We’ve seeded thousands of BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablets and BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha testing devices to developers around the world. We’ve hosted and sponsored hackathons around the globe. We’ve also just completed a 26 city world tour bringing the best of BlackBerry 10 Jam to all of you. Now for our next awesome announcement – BlackBerry 10 Jam Sessions Bus Tour and Hackathon!
Just over 100 lucky attendees are going to be able to attend our most unique BlackBerry 10 Jam Session this year. Attendees will board a bus from one of two locations, and start pitching hackathon ideas. Each bus will be manned by one of our Developer Evangelists, snacks, drinks, Wi-Fi, and power. These buses will be a unique opportunity to hack, develop and design. When the buses get to San Jose, the hackathon continues for an entire day. This hackathon is going to be truly unique!
Research In Motion is running a special program to generate excitement around the BlackBerry 10 platform and BlackBerry Jam Americas. We are offering developers the opportunity to participate in a pre-conference super hackathon – this BlackBerry Jam Session will be held on Monday September 24. This is an intense 10 hour coding day where developers can turn their app ideas into reality all in an exciting and supportive environment. BlackBerry technical experts will be on hand to provide guidance, share ideas and support developers as they bring their apps to life. Developers will get a chance to present their apps to a panel of judges for a chance to win incredible prizes.
We want to help you get there……that is why we are getting over 100 people from two cities on buses to San Jose! The experience starts on the bus where a BlackBerry Evangelist team member will get developers pumped for the Jam Session and the conference. The bus ride will give developers a head start by forming teams, mapping out app ideas, asking questions and get tools ready for Monday.
What’s included? You will get a free ride to and from San Jose, snacks, beverages, wifi, power, and a free pass to the three day BlackBerry Jam Americas conference following the Jam Session.
The spaces are limited, so register now. The three buses will be leaving Los Angeles CA and San Diego CA. There are a few rules, and we are happy to share them with you. If you are interested, you can message me pmollins at rim dot com for more information. I’ll send you the info you need in order to register. I’ll be live tweeting from the bus, and be working on making sure everyone has a great time! Follow me on twitter (@party_pat) for more updates and email me if you want information!