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RIM Running Internal Developer Hackathon This Month!

RIM Internal Hackathon

For years I have been saying that RIM needs to start encouraging their internal BlackBerry developers to create slick BlackBerry apps. I have heard some rumblings that RIM was making strides in this direction but this confirms it. RIM is throwing their FIRST internal 24 hour Hackathon on August 26th and 27th. They are letting developers, programmers, and hackers at RIM develop whatever they want for the Hackathon and RIM’s top developers will judge the results. I am really hoping this sparks some awesome apps from developers at RIM. I know it is a bit competitive with 3rd party developers but most of the best BlackBerry apps come from RIM. One idea would be RIM simply giving their internal developers a cash or other prize and open sourcing the Hackathon winners projects for all BlackBerry devs to benefit and learn from.

Here is the email RIM sent out to all of their “Cognoscenti” 🙂 inviting them to the Hackathon:

Hey RIM Cognoscenti,

RIM’s first internal 24 hour hackathon will take place at the end of the summer term, on August 26th to 27th. That’s right, this is one week away! Programmers, developers, and hackers are all welcome to come out and hack up whatever they’d like. We’ll have developers handy to help out those who haven’t coded before and if you’d like to work in a team we will help you find partners. At the end of the 24 hours there’ll be top RIM developers judging and a chance for you to show off your creativity and programming skill.

Thanks to the generous support of David Yach, CTO, and assistance from the members of the Developer Relations team, we’ll have things to eat and copious amounts of beverages to keep you going for 24hrs.

So come out for a weekend of hacking, developing, and programming!


Addy Cameron-Huff and Peter Guba

*Please forward this invitation to anyone you feel might be interested in attending.*

More Details

Time: August the 26th @ 6:00pm to the 27th @ 7:00pm

Location: RIM Campus (Specific Location TBA)

Who: If(You.canRead(this)){You.areInvitedTo(‘The First RIM Hackathon’);}

Judges: Members of the Developer Relations team & other special guests


Even if you’re simply contemplating, please RSVP to the event by sending an email to Peter Guba . This will allow us to ensure that we have the adequate accommodations and an ample amount of refreshments for the participants.

Thank you!

2 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. I love the *who* 🙂 and it’s great that RIM is doing something to boost their team spirit.

  2. i want code to sending and receive mail in blackbery device…with explanation ……..

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