RIM have announced that they’re launching official BlackBerry Developer Groups in Toronto, Tel Aviv and Buenos Aires.
- The Toronto, Canada group will have its first meeting on April 21st.
- The Tel Aviv, Israel group will have its first meeting on May 11th.
- The Buenos Aires, Argentina group will have its first meeting on April 15th.
Just because RIM have an official group, doesn’t mean you can’t start your own. I would encourage all BlackBerry developers to use social media and network a group together to complement the RIM Developer Groups. Consider bringing in other app platform developers and even other tech community members. In Ottawa, Canada, our informal BlackBerry Developer Group really benefited from a presentation by the Open Data Ottawa initiative. Open Data is about unrestricted access to city controlled data, in a format easy for Internet and smartphone applications to consume.