May 9, 2012
On May 1-3 a big event was held in Orlando. Yes, it is The Blackberry World Conference 2012 and Blackberry 10 Jam. Started with recommendation from @idberry and email exchange with RIM and travel arranger, I was finally able to join the blackberry 10 jam.
- Official introduction of Blackberry 10 OS
- Sneak peak of Blackberry 10 device (alpha version)
- Various technical sessions to develop application for blackberry 10 device
The Blackberry World Conference 2012, was held in Orlando World Center Marriot with attendance from various business partners related to technology, operators, developers from all over the world. The Blackberry 10 Jam was intended for developers and held at Hilton Bonnet Creek Hotel. In the morning of first day, all attendance of #BBWC and #BB10JAM attended the general sessions at Marriot where RIM CEO gave his keynote speech and later introduce the blackberry 10 OS. To add the surprise, RIM also demonstrating a working Blackberry 10 alpha device and announce that all blackberry 10 attendance will receive the bb10 alpha device so they can develop and test their app for BB10 OS.
for Blackberry 10 Jam participants there are lots of activities, including lunch session with Alec Saunders. the BB 10 jam participants was mentioned as blackberry ambassador LOL. Some BB10jam participants also competing in the Appcircus. RIM also supporting BB10Jam participants with concierge staff who can provide support to participants during the event. At the first party held at Universal Studios, the concierge gave us a surprise by providing a tour to Hard Rock Cafe Orlando VIP rooms filled with original memorabilia collections of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. We were also invited to back stage of the hard rock cafe which said to be the biggest Hard Rock Cafe in the world.
the second party was held at Hilton bonnet creek hotel on the next day. on both parties, developer of Pace Maker application for Playbook got the chance to demo their application as DJ of the parties.
some pictures from the event: