BlackBerry Jam Starter Session – Montreal and Halifax


Ever since the launch of BlackBerry 10 on January 30th, momentum for the BlackBerry 10 platform has been explosive – BlackBerry World currently has over 100,000 apps and games and is growing every single day. Now is the time to port your existing apps and build new ones for the rapidly growing Built for BlackBerry platform.

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 an HTML5, Cascades, Air, or Android app, who are 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
  • BlackBerry developers are well supported and rewarded – check it out

What to bring & prepare:

  • Laptop running Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Mac
  • Download and install the free current versions of WebWorks and Cascades developer tools ahead of time


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.


Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

8:30am to 5:00pm



405 Ogilvy Avenue

Suite 101

Montreal, QC, H3N 1M3


Thursday, April 18th, 2013

8:30am to 5:00pm


Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre

1800 Argyle Street, Suite 101

Halifax, NS

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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