Last year I attended BlackBerry Developer Day and had a blast. As the last day of DevCon RIM has a chance to do away with the speaking sessions and have an informal conversation with developers. They focus on both discussion and roundtable sessions as you can see below:
- Discussion sessions are designed to harness the collective experience of the developer community as Research In Motion (RIM) platform and program experts lead interactive conversations emerging technologies, market insights, and best practices.
- Roundtable sessions are your opportunity to have your voice heard as small groups discuss issues and common challenges, investigate important feature requests, explore workarounds and solutions, and share helpful tips-and-tricks.
DevCon 2010 is gearing up to be the best one yet and I cannot wait to see what RIM has in store for us. I sadly will not be able to make Developer Day since the shmucks who scheduled the conference put it in the middle of a Jewish Holiday but Luis will be there so let us know if you will be attending.
Here are a couple of the topics scheduled for the Developer Day:
- Guest keynote from Ted Cohen! Ted is the Managing Partner of TAG Strategic LCC and is a recognized authority in music, mobile, IPTV and product & service development. In an industry that’s been slow to embrace change, Cohen is the exception to the stereotypical music-exec rule. Over a diverse career, Cohen has been instrumental in embracing and exploring new technologies and business models such as digital downloads and online music subscriptions, custom compilations, wireless services, high-definition audio and Internet radio. Read more about Ted Cohen here.
- A Super Apps Executive Panel featuring RIM executives from the development and developer relations organizations will explore ways to build the most compelling and
addictive applications possible – apps your customers won’t be able to live without!
- Learn from BlackBerry Developer Success Stories in a special panel with some of the most successful developers in the community!
- The closing reception is your last chance to hang out with fellow developers and reflect on the week.