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PhoneGap Bootcamp Is 2 Days of Converting Mobile Apps To Web

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PhoneGap Bootcamp is a project by Demian Borba (and I’m sure other collaborators) who is a Developer Envangelist at BlackBerry. PhoneGap Bootcamp is 2 days of intense training converting mobile apps using Cordova for iOS, Android and BlackBerry 10, focusing on single page apps and performance. It sounds like an awesome event and if you want it in your area, you can apply on their site.
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Ubisoft, Square Enix, Microsoft and More Speaking at Ottawa International Game Conference

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The Ottawa International Game Conference (OIGC) has announced its speakers for the 3rd annual conference. Speakers from Canada, the United States, Latin America and Britain will be coming to the conference to share their experience and love of gaming. This year’s conference is expecting record attendance and the content is reflective of a bigger budget and a changing industry.

Speakers include:

Sabrina Cormona, Square Enix.
William Volk, PlayScreen.
Thiéry Adam, Ludia.
Oscar Clark, Applifier.
Peter Heinrich, Amazon.
Louis-Rene Auclair, Hibernum Creations.

Read the full press release on the official OIGC website at this link. Tickets for the conference are still available.

ID3IOT for BlackBerry 10 Helps Clean Audio Tags

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ID3IOT is a simple and useful tool that helps you clean up your broken audio tags. The app does this by scanning your music library for missing tag information, and then allowing the user to edit and clean up the tags directly from the device. With platform integration, ID3IOT can edit tags from the music player, file manager or any location that an MP3 is being accessed on the device.
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Martha Stewart and Other Celebrities Still Use a BlackBerry

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Is it the security? Is it the keyboard? It’s probably a combination. We’ve seen several celebrities, such as Leonardo Dicaprio who uses a Q10, talk about their love of BlackBerry. Perhaps there’s some overlap with enterprise and celebrity that isn’t fully understood yet.
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Call for Speakers for the 3rd Annual Ottawa International Game Conference (OIGC)

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OIGC Ottawa International Game Conference

The Ottawa International Game Conference is on its 3rd year and the conference has just put out a call for speakers. The OIGC is an annual game industry conference in Ottawa, Canada, that runs from May 25th to May 27th, and features speakers, workshops, panels and some great parties. The conference is currently looking for content and if you’re in the industry, head over and suggest something.

Head over to this link on the official Ottawa International Game Conference page for more details. The deadline for submissions is March 10th, 2014.

BlackBerry VP of Developer Relations Alec Saunders Now VP of QNX Cloud

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Alec Saunders, the incredibly outspoken VP of Developer Relations, is now the VP of QNX Cloud. This is interesting for a few reasons:

1) The new CEO John Chen is shifting the company’s efforts over to the enterprise, and perhaps Developer Relations isn’t as important now.

2) QNX has been making the most news these days, especially at CES, and is arguably the strongest company in the “BlackBerry Portfolio”.

3) Recently, BlackBerry released OS 10.2.1, which gives users the ability to install Android .apk files directly onto a BlackBerry 10 phone. Perhaps this means Android is the consumer app play moving forward.

There’s definitely a culture shift happening at BlackBerry and it’s happening fast. BlackBerry as a “portfolio of companies” is going to become increasingly evident as employees move between BES, BBM, and QNX.

Read Alec’s blog on the specific reasons as to why he is now with QNX Cloud.