Archive - June, 2012

Developers, do you want to see your success story published?

Before I joined Research in Motion® (RIM®) as a BlackBerry® Developer Evangelist, I was teaching (Programming & Design) at University of California San Diego and also running an interactive agency called Action Creations.

This week I saw that the success story about Action Creations was published by the Customer Success Program team at RIM.

You can view the full story here:
PDF in Brazilian Portuguese:
PDF in Spanish:

What I’d like to highlight here is that BlackBerry cares about developers, highlighting good work and taking them by hand in order to help them to succeed. I can tell that because I’ve experienced that and it is awesome, like no other platform does.

Developers, do you want to be evaluated and maybe have your success story told? Ping me on Twitter (@demianborba) and I will point you to the right contact.

In the meantime, I’m glad to see more sold out events for our BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour. New cities now have the registration open.

BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour: Thanks Santa Clara, California!

Santa Clara, located in the heart of the Silicon Valley (and headquarters for companies such as Intel, Oracle, McAfee and Nvidia), was the second stop of the BlackBerry® 10 Jam World Tour in the US.

It was another sold-out event, bringing together passionate and curious developers looking for the opportunities BlackBerry 10 holds. Attendees came from all over the valley including San Francisco, Fremont, San Jose, San Bruno, San Mateo, Foster City and Palo Alto. There was also a group of developers who drove all the way up from Los Angeles to experience a day of tracks in Web, Native and Enterprise development.

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BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour: Tipping the Hat to Austin, Texas!

Austin, Texas is one of the most important technology centers in the United States, and it was stop number three on our BlackBerry® 10 Jam World Tour. The excitement and enthusiasm was growing throughout the day, with attendees coming from various regions and even other states like Michigan, Oklahoma and Colorado. Many arrived early, even before we opened registration. We received many compliments for choosing Austin for the tour, highlighting local talent and opening doors of communication between Research In Motion® (RIM®) and developers.

It was clear to everyone that this is a new RIM with a clear strategy and innovative solutions, focusing on those who seek productivity and efficiency through the use of technology. Many good discussions were initiated, such as the real possibility of creating new BlackBerry Developer Groups in Texas, and also the interest to take our BlackBerry Academic Program to local educational institutions.

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