BlackBerry Developer Groups – Join Today!


Since the announcement of new community programs at Mobile World Congress App Planet, community-led BlackBerry® Developer Groups have continued to sprout up everywhere! Currently there are active groups all over the world, including Zurich, Berlin, Buenos Aires,Tel Aviv, with many more set to launch. If there isn’t one in your area already, you can bet there will be one soon.

By becoming a member of a BlackBerry Developer Group, you can:

  • Meet a local community with shared interests in learning, networking and support for BlackBerry development platforms.
  • Receive platform and program updates from Research In Motion® (RIM®).
  • Get access to exclusive discounts for Developer Certification Exams.
  • Receive exclusive discounts to select BlackBerry® Developer Events and Conferences.

Become a Group Manager! Start a new group!

We are also looking for new Group Managers around the world! Visit the BlackBerry Developer Groups page to find out more information, including additional benefits to which Group Managers are entitled and how to start a new Developer Group in your city if one does not already exist.

About Mike Kirkup

Mike Kirkup is the Director for the Developer Relations program at Research In Motion (RIM), which is responsible for managing the technical relationships and programs for RIM’s developer community worldwide. Mike and his team work with RIM’s developer community to provide support and guidance as developers work to integrate their applications to the BlackBerry platform. Mike joined RIM in 2001 as a Security Software Developer in RIM’s Wireless Security Group. As part of the Wireless Securty group, Mike contributed to the development of the BlackBerry Cryptography API, S/MIME and PGP implementations. Mike holds a Masters of Management Science and a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

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