There has been a bit of confusion for BlackBerry developers as to whether they should attend BlackBerry World or BlackBerry 10 Jam. We have heard a few clarifications but Victoria from RIM did the best job yet explaining the difference on the RIM DevBlog. Essentially enterprise app developers will have a track at BlackBerry World which will not be covered at BlackBerry Jam 10 specifically. On the other hand BlackBerry 10 Jam is for developers to get the latest on BlackBerry 10 tailored for all types of developers but not specifically enterprise development. You also get a BlackBerry 10 alpha dev device at the BlackBerry 10 Jam conference.
Here is how they broke it down:
BlackBerry World (May 1-3) is the ideal conference for learning about the BlackBerry® Solution and connecting with enterprises, wireless carriers, ISVs and industry watchers. BlackBerry World brings together the biggest gathering of the BlackBerry ecosystem to hear the latest on BlackBerry. For developers, there will be dedicated sessions on enterprise app development that focus on the strengths of the BlackBerry platform for building enterprise applications, as well as how businesses can benefit from applications.
BlackBerry 10 Jam (May 1-3) is an opportunity for developers to be the first to get information on the BlackBerry 10 platform. There will be hands-on labs, panels, discussions and time with platform experts. The sessions and labs will be tailored for developers at various levels of expertise. There will not be a track dedicated to enterprise development at BlackBerry 10 Jam.
If you are an enterprise developer specifically looking for more information on building successful enterprise applications, as well as connecting to enterprises with BlackBerry implementations, BlackBerry World might be a better fit. If you are looking for more information on BlackBerry 10 tools and the opportunities of building for BlackBerry 10, then BlackBerry 10 Jam is the show for you.