Did you attend the BlackBerry 10 Jam in Orlando? If so, we want to hear from you!

BlackBerry 10 Jam
By Kevin Michaluk on 7 May 2012 10:20 am
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With most of the media on location in Orlando last week focused on BlackBerry World, the BlackBerry 10 Jam that was also being held flew a bit under the radar. The developers we did bump into last week only had positive things to say about event, which is pretty awesome (I was kind of shocked). It makes us want to know even more so we can help spread the word.

If you're a developer and attended the BlackBerry 10 Jam in Orlando, we want to hear from you! Give us your honest take of everything: the event, the keynote, the sessions, the announcements, the dev tools, the opportunities, the challenges, the selection of ice cream in the cooler in the Jam Space. We want to hear it all. We'd like to do a solid round up post for the BlackBerry 10 Jam (like we did for BlackBerry World) but to make it good, we need your insight! You can send your email to blackberrydevs@mobilenations.com.

Also, we're planning on running a series of BlackBerry Dev related video podcasts here on CrackBerry in the weeks and months ahead. If you're a developer interested in joining us for that type of a discussion, let us know and we'll follow up with more details. 

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11 comments

scunliffe

I was at BlackBerry 10 Jam in Orlando and loved it! Not only did we get hands on playing with our BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha devices but we got lots of insight into the big shifts going on in RIM. As CrackBerry Kevin pointed out in one of his wrapup articles about BlackBerry World 2012 this seemed like a very excited and rejuvenated RIM... new OS, new tools, new device and a world of opportunity to make BlackBerry 10 an amazing device, platform & service.

There were sessions on everything you can imagine from the basics of Cascades, in depth Camera API, bbUI, AIR, WebWorks, BBM, tips & techniques for designing better more engaging apps etc.

However for me the best part was all the conversations I had with fellow BlackBerry/mobile/tablet developers as well as IT & Carrier executives and even the press! The vibe all around was very positive and there was a wealth of information shared. Networking #FTW!

It was a great conference and I certainly appreciated everything RIM did to make it a success... I can't wait for the next one... I was sad to leave just as I got my existing apps ported and started getting my new apps underway.

My friends & colleagues that missed it are now very anxious to catch the show as it goes on the road. ;-)

Innerchild

I wasn't there but almost felt like it with the great coverage by the CB team. Thanks for all the reports and insights into what was happening. You guys (and gals) rock!!! It was wonderful to hear positive news and energy coming out of this event. Very excited now about the future with BB10!

SCrid2000

What do you want to know?

ryanlrobinson

I wasn't there but I've started trying out the Cascades tools. They've come a long way in dev relations since I first tried to develop for BlackBerry a couple of years ago. I'm still hoping to score a Dev Alpha somehow, though, so that I can test a lot better than with the simulator (no fault of the sim, but a sim can never do what a device can).

BB_Bmore

I was there on spirit and via BBM. Does that count?

supraking

Already coded up a simple app on my Dev Alpha :D and been playing with Pacemaker on my PB. Great stuff!

Awesome event, thanks to RIM for putting on a great show.

Sucroid

I was there. It was great! Met some amazing people. Attended some amazing sessions. RIM is clearly on a mission to succeed and help developers succeed. Can't ask for more really.

Sucroid.com - Sweet apps for the fans

maddie1128

Good posting Ebscer!
And great coverage here at Crackberry. I agree with all the updates I, too, felt like I attended. Actually , it was even better because not only did I hear what happened but it was explained in a way that I understood everything. Not being a techie- some of the termanology would have been Greek to me.

Rootbrian

I'm not a.developer, I didn't get to attend but I am very thankful that crackberry covered it, so I didn't miss a heartbeat! :)