I barely had a chance to unpack my bag and do a load of laundry after arriving home from CES 2011 before heading back to the airport to jump on a plane for Bali, Indonesia. It's 6:45am January 13th local time as I type this, and today officially begins the first ever BlackBerry DevCon Asia! Things actually got underway yesterday night with a really nice welcome reception party (a few more photos below).
The format is similar to the standard DevCon - things will be kicking off in a few hours with the General Session Keynotes (I'll live blog it!) and from there things split up into a number of different sessions. We have a couple interviews lined up with high-level RIM execs, and the PlayBook is on-hand here so we'll get to spend some more time on it this week. We still have our big PlayBook FAQ post coming to the blogs, but if you have any unanswered questions be sure to drop them here and I'll try and get them answered.
From Bali I'll be heading to Jakarta for a couple of days to see first-hand all of the BlackBerry craziness we're always reading about (apparently just about everybody in Jakarta rocks a BB!), and from there I'll be stopping by Singapore (RIM just opened a new office there) to check things out before heading home. The BlackBerry community is definitely thriving in Indonesia, and CrackBerry is home to a lot of readers from the area, so I'm really looking forward to learning more and bringing back and sharing all the Indo love with our CrackBerry readers. Keep it locked to CrackBerry for more BlackBerry DevCon Asia content!
Hopefully I'll come home with a tan... Gotta love the Nusa Dua Punch!!