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Developers: Enter the BBM Apps Hackathon!

Hackathon event

RIM let us know about the BBM Hackathon a few days ago and I really like the idea. RIM is opening up the door for multiple contestants to prove their skills at developing BlackBerry apps and bring their app to fruition during a 2 day hackathon in NYC. The contest is open to developers in the United States and District of Columbia (excluding Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and Florida) and Canada (excluding Quebec).

RIM is giving away 10 chances for developers to be selected to enter the Hackathon on their website . We will also be giving away a chance to win and represent BerryReview but more details on that later. In a quick recap:

  • The contest will run until July 22, which will be the last day to submit an entry to the Hackathon
  • The winners who will participate at the Hackathon in NYC will be announced on July 27

The eligibility criteria that developers need to meet to enter this contest include:

  • have an idea for a new BlackBerry® application that incorporates BBM
  • have the capability to build a BlackBerry smartphone app with their idea
  • have a laptop with all the software, accessories and equipment needed to build their app, including a laptop loaded with BlackBerry® Webworks™ or BlackBerry® Java®
  • be a resident of the United States, District of Columbia (excluding Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and Florida) or Canada (excluding Quebec)
  • be able to travel to attend the BBM Apps Hackathon Event (“Event”), August 10-13, 2011, and be able to confirm such availability within 48 hours of potential winner notification from RIM
  • understand that the Event will be filmed and that by participating in the BBM Apps Hackathon Contest, consent to the filming of your developer story and the use of your image

Check out more info at and the Contest Rules at

4 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. I would join this but I have a conference in another part of new York & I won’t drop that for this unless I don’t want my job

  2. That’s a really great way to produce bbm apps.

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