Research In Motion (RIM) has announced its first simultaneous Asia Pacific (APAC)-wide Hackathon – BlackBerry® JamHack, a 40-hour hacking challenge covering 10 cities, 9 countries, 2 weekends and 1 winning team.
BlackBerry JamHack is scheduled to take place in ten different cities across APAC over two consecutive weekends. Winning teams from each city will have the opportunity to represent their country at the JamHack finals that will take place at BlackBerry Jam Asia on 29-30 November 2012.
Four-member teams of developers, UI designers, and/or marketers will have the opportunity to work on apps for BlackBerry 10. RIM’s Developer Relations team will be there to support and ensure that each team is properly equipped for the challenge.
Throughout the event, the RIM team will be sharing market insights tailored to the respective cities so developers can develop market-relevant as well as globally attractive apps. In addition, the two days will also feature community ‘sharing’ sessions aptly named JamBytes.
Participants will have the chance to learn tips and tricks related to the BlackBerry 10 platform, advice on how to enhance their BlackBerry 10 applications, as well as commercial strategies for marketing apps through BlackBerry App World.
BlackBerry JamHack 2012 happens in ten major Asia Pacific cities, as follows:
- Jammin’ on Oct 12-14, 2012: Delhi, Bangalore, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Manila (GMT+5.5 to +8)
- Jammin’ on Oct 19-21, 2012: Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Melbourne, Shanghai, Jakarta (GMT+7 to GMT+10)
More details of the location and timing of each session are available here.
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BlackBerry is expected to release the much-anticipated but delayed BlackBerry 10 OS in the first quarter of 2013.
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