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Get Your Game at House of TARG With The Ottawa Wizard Box Challenge

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The Ottawa International Game Conference, House of TARG, and the Dirty Rectangles are stoked to announce a joint venture to create a standup arcade cabinet called The Ottawa Wizard Box that plays local, indie games. Developers will have until May 27th to come up with a game idea which they will pitch at the conference. The game will be pitched to a panel of judges from TARG, OIGC and the industry, and the best games for each challenge will be selected to be the launch games for The Ottawa Wizard Box. To be clear, you must have an OIGC pass to be eligible.

More details available at this link to OIGC2014.com.

Erie Canal App For BlackBerry 10 From The AT&T Rochester Civic App Challenge

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Recently, AT&T, in partnership with RIT, Digital Rochester, High Tech Rochester and Hack Upstate, held the Rochester Civic App Challenge. The two month virtual hackathon challenged developers to build and deliver mobile apps that serve community needs and demonstrate how mobile technologies can lead to the next generation of tech jobs and investment. It’s an interesting concept which is often done through Open Data initiatives. At least one app, the Erie Canal app, is available on BlackBerry 10.
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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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