The BlackBerry Jam Africa & Middle East Tour will come to South Africa in July providing South African developers a chance for more hands-on experience with the range of development tools available for the BlackBerry platform. The sessions will take place in Durban on 15 July, Cape Town on 16 July and Johannesburg on 18 July.
The events form part of a series of BlackBerry Jam Sessions for developers in Africa and the Middle East that will provide new skills, support the development of locally, relevant content and give budding entrepreneurs more opportunities to reach a local and global BlackBerry audience.
The events will provide attendees with the latest resources, training and best practices for creating BlackBerry 10 apps.
BlackBerry Jam sessions are open to all developers, but are also designed for people who are new to the BlackBerry 10 platform, or want to learn the basics about app development. The sessions provide practical advice and great tips that help developers get the most of the BlackBerry 10 development environment.
BlackBerry technical experts are on hand at all sessions to answer developer questions and provide them with the latest best practice from BlackBerry. At each session, developers experience hands-on training focussing on the BlackBerry Cascades software development kit and the WebWorks HTML5 development tools.
Great prizes are up for grabs at each session. In addition, at the end of the African and Middle East Tour, judges from BlackBerry will award the developer with the best app a $10 000 prize.
There is no registration fee to attend the BlackBerry Jam Sessions. Space is limited, so users must make sure you register ahead of time in order to reserve your spot.