Kenya’s first ever BlackBerry Jam Session will take place in Nairobi on Saturday, 17 November 2012. This Super Hackathon event is one of many hosted around the world ahead of the game-changing launch of the next-generation BlackBerry 10 platform and gives developers the opportunity to turn their app ideas into reality.
This follows the very successful BlackBerry Mini Jam in Nairobi held in August, where Kenyan developers had their first experience of learning to develop apps for BlackBerry 10. The hackathon is an intense 10 hour programming session where developers can start planning their apps, create the business model and develop it. It is also a great opportunity to meet people, have fun and even earn some great prizes.
BlackBerry experts will be on hand to provide guidance, give advice on topics from coding to design to marketing, share ideas and support developers as they bring their apps to life.
At the end of the day, developers will get a chance to present their apps to a panel of judges for a chance to win prizes in the following categories: Best App, Best Game, Best E-Commerce App, and Best User Interface Design.
Check out this video for a taste of what you can expect: http://www.youtube.com/watch?