New cities added to the BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour

New cities added to the BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour
By DJ Reyes on 5 Jun 2012 04:59 pm
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The BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour is underway with the Milan and Barcelona locations already completed and Austin taking place today. Developers around the world are looking forward to these events, especially with the knowledge that they could possible get their hands on a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device.

There are already five cities sold out - Santa Clara, New York, Toronto (selling out in 24 hours), London and Berlin. Seeing the high demand for these events RIM has added a few more cities to the tour:

  • Bangalore, India – July 2nd
  • Montreal, Quebec – July 11th
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates – July TBA
  • Cape Town, South Africa – July TBA
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil – August TBA

Hopefully, we'll see registration open for all locations soon. I know a lot of people are itching to register. Keep it locked to CrackBerry and we'll keep you updated on when registration opens and further dates are confirmed. It would also be nice to hear from any developers who have already attend the BlackBerry 10 Jam events.

Source: BlackBerry Dev Blog

21 comments

MaxxJag

Yes! Montreal again!

Finally I don't have to pay for hotel + flight to New York.
I think I'll keep refreshing the page to get in on the registration asap.

mikepraba

Hope kevin or someone can clarify something for me. I am not a developer but a Die hard loyal user of Blackberry for almost 12 years. Recently i was able to register for Blackberry Jam in toronto and my question is: 1) Is it worth participating in the workshops? 2) would they give the Dev.Alpha unit to non developers? 3) how many people have registered to toronto Jam?

MaxxJag

1) not unless you plan on becoming one.
2) Limited quantities and for qualified development. So no.
3) They don't say, depends on room size I guess.

nyland

If you decide not to go, I would be very happy to take your ticket.
I am a developer and I was too late in registering for the Toronto session.
Let me know. Thanks
nyland[at]ica[dot]net

Joe257

Great to see that sort of enthusiasm from non-developers, but the BB Jam is specifically for developers. RIM needs to get as many developers on side as possible. Best not to take resources away from them.

The Toronto BB Jam is sold out anyway. I guess the next closest would be Montreal.

all3n7

Hey! Dj Reyes, where's the love for Manila, Philippines. We have a lot of die hard fans there too, you know..!

DJ Reyes

I don't doubt there are die hard fans in Manila but I'm only reporting the news, I didn't decide the locations :P

Contact RIM, you never know if there's enough demand.

Joe257

What about die hard developers? :) Petition RIM and they will consider having some more Jam sessions in South Asia.

MaxxJag

Probably going to have other dated eventually

wgtcarlos

Wow!!! I'm very happy: sao paulo!!!!

no-apple-4-me

Gimme my BB10. I'm soooooo tired of waiting!!!!!!

berrybait

Well. Get used to the idea of October. October is the new Christmas. :)

mikeplus1

What about Chicago or any other city in the Midwest US for that matter? :(

metroside

No Australia as usual, I guess the market over here is all Droid's and iMoans:(

MaxxJag

July 12 in Sydney, Australia in the "Asia Pacific" section.

q649

Complain first, search later, right?

Nogol

Awesome, Was hoping it would come to Cape Town!!!

gsjones

Austin was a wonderful but very fast paced event. Please keep in mind these events are overview sessions - it is up to the individual to either already understand the code used or make plans to learn what is needed. RIM did provide insights into both the older and newer tool sets available as well as sites for coding information.

For a one day session, it was far better than I expected and would highly recommend attendance provided you keep in mind it is just a high level overview with little to no intricate detail work.

Dev Alpha devices were distributed during the closing reception; while it was stipulated the devices were for qualified developers, new developers whom expressed a sincere interest were afforded the opportunity as well. Please keep in mind the Austin event was not a sold out event and that could have factored into their decision.

Essentially, RIM wants to let the dev's know they are serious about supporting us and the transition to BB10.

MaxxJag

Same thing as Manila and east coast N.A.

Chances are good there will be other dates added until end of summer, if not end of year.