RIM kicks off BlackBerry Jam Session Hackathons in Brazil with plenty more planned!

By Bla1ze on 10 Sep 2012 05:32 pm EDT
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Ever since BlackBerry World, RIM has been focusing on developer relations across the globe and with the first inaugural BlackBerry Jam session hackthon having now taken place in Recife, Brazil, RIM is ready to host plenty more. They've set up a whole slew of dates in different regions and are inviting anyone interested to join in on the fun. Developers will surely know what a hackathon is but for the uninitiated, an explanation:

A Hackathon is a place where you can “hack” (work on) your app ideas in a couple of hours. It’s where you meet people from the industry, tech experts, and code your app in one day, all with good food and drinks. It’s the opportunity to turn the feeling of “I think it can work” into something real and exciting. In the end, judges will elect the winners for every category, and each winning team will receive great prizes.

That's right. A bunch of developers learning from each other and experts in their fields, fueled by pizza and RedBull. At the Recife, Brazil, event after 10 hours there were 16 apps ready to be shown off. If you're a developer looking to build a BlackBerry 10 app using HTML, C++, Cascades, Adobe AIR or Java/Android then a hackathon is where you'll want to be. As mentioned, RIM is hosting quite a few of the events over the next little while so hit the link below to learn more about when and where.

Learn more about BlackBerry Jam Sessions Hackathons

14 comments

anon5129477

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Thanks!

PlayBookUserMT

Is the Forum down for anyone else?

Bla1ze

Yes, much like thousands of other sites that use GoDaddy DNS - http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4500993

Rootbrian

Time to switch I guess. It sounds like gohomedaddy. :(

Emu the Foo

The a is missing in "hackathon" in the title, sorry I'm a jerk

SK122387

Whoever made that video should be responsible for making the BlackBerry 10 commercials. The music was really cool and the video as a whole did a great job of outlining what a BlackBerry Jam session is.

Emu the Foo

Very true. Just shorten it and make for a product to sell, add samuel l jackson. And its a wrap!

On s different thought, crazy that venezuala is gonna be aprat of this.

And I just remember that sam jackson is ios

allengeorge

Definitely a well done video; got all the points across and I felt like I'd a good idea what the jam sessions were all about.

BruvvaPete

Is it me or are all these events only being held in South America?

Rootbrian

Yes, they sure are. :)

birdman_38

Perhaps South America is a haven for devs...or they have shown the most enthusiasm for BlackBerry 10.

Rootbrian

Both man, lots and lots of potential.

BruvvaPete

Good on them. This also bodes well for RIM's footprint in that region. Grass roots stuff.

ezequieldamico

It's just awesome how much attention is RIM putting on the region, compared to Google or Apple!.

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