RIM is not missing out on any opportunities to reach out to developers world wide. We just learned that BlackBerry joined the Apps Alliance. What is the Apps Alliance and why should we care? From their website, the Application Developers Alliance is:
a nonprofit services organization dedicated to supporting software developers of every type, across all languages and platforms. Anyone who creates software or is invested in bringing great ideas to market can be a member of the Apps Alliance.
We support the unique needs of developers by:
- Promoting innovation and growth through collaboration, networking and education.
- Delivering resources and support that enable developers to focus on their work.
- Celebrating developers’ contributions -- in the media, within related industries and wherever decisions are made that affect the development industry.
- Advocating for public policies in developers’ best interests, including openness, intellectual property rights, appropriate privacy protection, choice, and innovation.
If you are a developer, don't miss out on this opportunity to harness even more resources and as a bonus qualify for awesome perks, including access to job postings, educational programs, professional development and even discounts to tech events and trade shows!
I know of some people that could benefit from these incentives, but even if you are not a developer or you want to become one, you can't miss this opportunity and sign up today!