Research In Motion looks to be re-branding the BlackBerry DevCon event to ‘BlackBerry Jam’. The first BlackBerry Jam Americas has been set a date for September 25-27 in San Jose, California. Previous BlackBerry DevCon events were held in San Francisco, California. By then, RIM should have its first BlackBerry 10 device ready for developers and on the cusp of its final release.
To get an earlier look, you can attend one of the BB10 Jam World Tour events, listed here. The BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour is a series of full-day events dedicated to providing the developer community with insights on the BlackBerry 10 platform; its strengths, the vision, and how developers can make apps that stand out to app-hungry BlackBerry users.
By attending a BB10 Jam tour event, you can:
- Be one of the first to develop for the BlackBerry® 10 platform.
- Discover the power of BlackBerry 10. Learn about the unique capabilities of BlackBerry 10 to set your application apart.
- Collaborate with your community. Learn, share and network with your fellow developers. Make valuable connections that will make you even more successful with BlackBerry.
- Get one-on-one expert guidance. Jam with BlackBerry platform experts and build a better app.
- A limited number of BlackBerry® 10 Dev Alpha devices will be available to qualified developers* at each city in the World Tour. During the event registration process, apply to receive a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device, available only to developers attending BlackBerry 10 Jam!
Attendees will gain insight on building applications for the launch of the new BlackBerry 10 platform later this year. Beginner and master mobile application developers will be able to attend in-depth breakout sessions focused on HTML5 + BlackBerry® WebWorks™ and Native C/C++ development for the BlackBerry platform. Developers will be able to interact with development experts who can provide guidance, tips and tricks, and other information to help developers get started building apps for BlackBerry 10.
Stay tuned to http://www.blackberryjamconference.com/ for more information on the events.