BlackBerry Jam Hackathon To Make a Stop in Pretoria and Cape Town!

The BlackBerry World Tour continues to roll on, and this time they will be making a stop in Cape Town and Pretoria, to host South Africa’s BlackBerry hackathons, although these stops are not apart of the official BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour for Enterprise Developers, it is nice to see RIM making sure they get to all markets. Research In Motion called on South African developers to participate in the BlackBerry Jam Session that will take place in Cape Town on November 3!

During this call, RIM concluded by saying:

“We have added the Pretoria Apps Lab location!

Cape Town and Pretoria will be hacking together in the first BlackBerry multi-hackathon in South Africa.”

RIM has been pushing the envelope to get more and more developers on board as well with the hosting of the Blackberry Hackathon Sessions.  The Hackathon will be a 10 hour event where developers can meet and great, learn from other BlackBerry developers, of course code and WIN prizes!!

Participating developers stand a chance to win a variety of prizes including but not limited to:
– BlackBerry Jam Session badges
– BlackBerry Trophy
– BlackBerry Dev T-shirts
– Media coverage of success stories and Interviews
– Partner’s kits
– BlackBerry Developer Kits
– BlackBerry PlayBooks
– Cash prize for Best App

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
– Best App
– Best Game
– Best E-Commerce App
– Best User Interface Design

 

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