It's show time!! Just as the SuperBowl kicked off on Sunday I boarded a plane to make the 8.5 hour jaunt over the pond to Amsterdam. And if tonight's pre-event registration reception was any indication of the 48 hours ahead of us, it's going to be a great DevCon. The first-ever BlackBerry DevCon Europe event is SOLD OUT. The sessions are booked up. And there are sooo many passionate BlackBerry developers on hand.
Things kick off formally tomorrow with the keynote, where RIM's new CEO Thorsten Heins will be making his first appearance at a BlackBerry event. That's RIM history I just had to see in person. RIM is live streaming the keynote so I'm going to skip the live blog (it's happening during the wee hours of the morning in North America), but I'll definitely record the appearance and have it up on the blogs for when North America wakes up. I'm not making any predictions on announcements for this one - I'm just excited to take in the vibe of what feels like a NEW RIM.
I went Euro CrackBerry Kevin for the event -- grew out the hair and stuble -- and even made up some new Let's Rock & Roll This T-Shirts for the week. Check out the video above for a quick hello from me and Dave from BBThemes and Miguel from BB-Freaks. There will be lots of DevCon Europe action coming your way soon, so keep it locke to CrackBerry!
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