BlackBerry Jam Starter Session – Vancouver and Saskatoon



Momentum for the BlackBerry 10 platform has been explosive since the launch of BlackBerry 10 on January 30th. BlackBerry World currently has over 70,000 apps and games and is growing every day.  There hasn’t been a better time to start building for BlackBerry.

Wavefront and BlackBerry are teaming up to present hands-on development workshops to support your app building and get you prepared to submit to BlackBerry World.

The BlackBerry Jam Starter Session will take you through the basic principles of building BlackBerry apps, with an overview of what to expect through the process.  After the session, you will have the opportunity to start building your own BlackBerry apps with support from on-site BlackBerry Evangelists.

Who should attend?
•    Developers with a HTML5, Adobe AIR, or Android app ready to port to BlackBerry 10
•    Experienced developers wanting to learn more about the BlackBerry opportunity

Why develop apps for BlackBerry?
•    Increase your reach to a new audience of early adopters looking for great quality apps
•    Showcase your apps that may be buried or lost in other saturated stores

What to bring & prepare:
•    Laptop running Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Mac OS X
•    Download and install the free current versions of BlackBerry 10 WebWorks or BlackBerry 10 Native SDK (Cascades) developer tools


Tuesday, March 19, 2013
8:30am – 5:00pm

SFU – Harbour Centre
Room 7000
515 West Hasting St
Vancouver, BC

Thursday, March 21, 2013
8:30am to 5:00pm


TCU Place
Gallery Room D
35 – 22nd Street East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan  S7K 0C8


08:30AM – 09:00AM – Registration and Breakfast
09:00AM – 9:30AM – Presentation Overview
09:30AM – 10:30AM – Intro to HTML5
10:30AM – 10:45AM – Coffee Break
10:45AM – 12:30AM – Hands on Lab – Getting Started with WebWorks
12:30PM – 01:30PM – Lunch
01:30PM – 02:30PM – Intro to Cascades
02:30PM – 02:45PM – Coffee Break
02:45PM – 04:30PM – Hands on Lab – Getting Stared with Cascades
04:30PM – 05:00PM – Wrap Up and Prize Draws

Fee: $25 + HST, includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

Register now to learn how you can develop cutting edge BlackBerry apps that will increase your reach and grow your revenue.


About Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson – Senior BlackBerry Developer Evangelist – Tom started his career in 1986 with Microsoft Corporation where he was a Program Manager on such products as Windows 3.11, Windows for Workgroups, Windows 95, and Internet Explorer. He was also the creator of the Windows Resource Kit which began that product line. In addition, Tom presented at many trade shows and gave technical presentations with the Microsoft Executive Staff. He left Microsoft in 1995 to form Three Points Consulting with Marianne Reid Anderson and Bob Taniguchi. Three Points focused on bringing the power of the emerging internet technology to everyday life. Tom’s innovative technology solutions played a key role in the successful acquisition of Three Points by TechRx. At TechRx, he acted in the role of CTO until it was acquired by NDC Health of Atlanta, Georgia. In 2004, Tom decided to become a High School Teacher as his primary method of giving back to the community. In 2005 he joined the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA CYBER) where he was awarded the Keystone Award for Innovative Use of Technology in the Class Room. During this time, he also earned a Master’s degree in Software Design through Capella University. In 2009, in addition to teaching, Tom returned to software development creating various web and mobile applications.

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