Research in Motion (RIM) yesterday held a Blackberry 10 Mini Jam at the Co-Creation Hub and it was pretty amazing. The Mini Jam was a full-day event dedicated to providing the developer community with insights on the BlackBerry 10 platform; its strengths, the vision, and how developers can make apps that stand out to app-hungry BlackBerry users.
Highlights from the event included trainings, tea and lunch breaks and the light pitches, where about 10 developers pitched ideas for apps for the BlackBerry 10 platform. The winner ‘Make We Bet‘ walked away with a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha and a playbook, while other consolations prizes like BlackBerry Dev Alphas, Curve 9360, and Ping stickers were won by ideas like: Superhero, Near Me, BBM Marketing, ticketmobile, Gidigames, among others.
Below and moments captured from the event:
Shaun Hathrill, Enterprise Channel Sales Manager – East and Central Africa; and Waldi Wepener, Regional Director – East, Central & West Africa for RIM
Waldi Wepener, Regional Director – East, Central & West Africa for RIM talking about the different platforms on which development for the BlackBerry 10 can take place.
Lelany Sommers, Business Development Manager for Research In Motion with William Ukoh, App Developer Winner; and Michael Weitzel, Technical Partnership Manager
Cross section of attendees – Developers at the BlackBerry 10 Mini Jam
Press Table! L-R Nubi Kayode (oTeKbits), Binjo (Technissivity), Pelumi (WebTrends), and Alex from Maliyo Games
Get a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha for tweeting the most? Yup! The hashtag #BB10Jam was the ticket.
Lelany Sommers, Business Development Manager for Research In Motion and Binjo (@UPNEPA) and fella from iWantAirplay
In case you wondering what Lelany Sommers is wearing, it’s a ‘If Found, Please Return to Lagos‘ t-shirt.
Michael Weitzel, Lelany Sommers, and Shaun Hathrill, Enterprise Channel Sales Manager – East and Central Africa, at the BlackBerry 10 Mini Jam
Mr TMG and the developer of Near Me – one that took part of the light pitch at BlackBerry 10 Mini Jam
William Ukoh, App Developer Winner; asking a question during the training at BlackBerry 10 Mini Jam