BlackBerry usually sends out details on BlackBerry Jam Europe by now which had a few developers wondering what was up. It turns out that BlackBerry has decided not to hold BlackBerry Jam Europe next year in early 2014. They have posted the following message on the BlackBerry Jam website:
We’ve taken a look at how to best meet our goals with BlackBerry® events. As part of this process, we have made the decision that we will not be hosting BlackBerry Jam Europe in 2014.
We will continue to engage with our developers in more focused ways, designed with a greater emphasis on the opportunities we have to talk to our developers about what matters most to you
This sort of makes sense considering the change of management and possible change of direction for the company. On the other hand BlackBerry may just try to join something like Mobile World Congress which is a much bigger cross platform event. That is actually how BlackBerry Jam Europe first started as an app development event in Mobile World Congress. Or maybe we will see more virtual conferences like they did recently…
We will let you know if we hear anything from BlackBerry!