• Devs: Things To know To Prepare Yourself For BlackBerry Jam Americas

    With BlackBerry Jam Americas 2012 less than a week away. RIM has sent out a email that has a list of knowledge to make sure that your experience from now, during the conference, till the time you leave, will go smoothly. Having been to these types of events. I can say that you will be overwhelmed if you don't mentally prepare yourself ahead of time. Thanks to RIM for being on top of things and sending out this information:


    Remember to schedule your sessions using the My Scheduler Tool to reserve your seat in the breakout and hands-on lab sessions you want to attend.

    When You Arrive

    The first thing you should do after arriving at the San Jose Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos Street, is visit the Registration Desk. Check in and pick up your conference badge, which must be worn to access all conference activities.
    Location: San Jose Convention Center, Jam Space, Concourse Level
    Monday 3:00pm-8:00pm
    Tuesday 7:00am-8:00pm
    Wednesday 8:00am-7:00pm
    Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm

    Get to know the conference area by familiarizing yourself with the BlackBerry Jam Americas Conference Map. Catch up on all BlackBerry Jam Social Feeds. Visit the Social Lounge in the Jam Space during the conference. We encourage you to tweet your conference observations for those who couldn't attend #BBJam.

    Tuesday, September 25

    Join us in the General Session at 8:30am, where you can get a comprehensive overview of the upcoming BlackBerry® 10 platform from Research In Motion® (RIM®) executives, including:
    Thorsten Heins, President and CEO
    Alec Saunders, Vice President, Developer Relations and Ecosystem Development
    Martyn Mallick, Vice President, Global Alliances and Business Development
    Don Lindsay, Vice President User Experience Design
    Christopher Smith, Vice President, Application Platform and Tools

    The General Session will be held at the Civic Auditorium, 135 West San Carlos Street, directly across the street from the San Jose Convention Center.

    Don't miss out on the great content available to you at the conference with over 50 breakout and hands-on lab sessions, consultations and one-on-one time at Ask The Experts, an Enterprise Developer Lab to help you prepare your organization's corporate applications for the BlackBerry 10 platform, and more.

    Spend some time in the Jam Space, where you can buy, port, play, code, post, relax, recharge and more!

    Port your apps in the Porting Lounge – bring your laptop and your app, and get support from RIM experts and framework & ecosystem partners.

    Stop by the Social Lounge to meet the people behind the BlackBerry Developers Blog and social media posts. Make sure to ask them about the BlackBerry Developer Community Awards!

    Visit the BlackBerry Booth for some hands on time with BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha devices and to see the QNX concept car, a Porsche 911.

    Purchase some new accessories and BlackBerry gear at the BlackBerry Store. We've got incredibly low prices just for BlackBerry Jam Americas attendees!

    Have some fun at the Gaming Stations and play some of the popular games in BlackBerry App World for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

    The BlackBerry Jam Appreciation Event happens from 7:00pm-10:00pm at The Tech Museum, 201 South Market Street, a short walk from the San Jose Convention Center. Enjoy an evening of fun, games and networking with your fellow attendees.

    Wednesday, September 26

    Take in the great content available to you at the conference:
    Breakout and Hands-on Lab sessions
    Ask The Experts
    Enterprise Developer Lab Jam Space

    Attend the BlackBerry Jam Americas TweetUp, Wednesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm, and enjoy some appetizers while networking, sharing ideas and connecting with fellow developers and the BlackBerry Social Team. Follow @BlackBerryDev on Twitter and tweet along using the hashtag #BBJam. RSVP and find out more.

    Thursday, September 27

    The last day of BlackBerry Jam Americas is Unconference Day! We're leaving it up to the BlackBerry Developer Community to determine the content for this day, it's your chance to interact with fellow attendees and RIM experts on topics that you want to discuss.

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