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BlackBerry Jam Americas Hackathon Winners

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Before opening day at BlackBerry Jam Americas, several development teams took part in a BlackBerry 10 hackathon to see what apps can come out of a single day of coding. Winners were judged on several criteria and a lot of different types of apps came out of the project.

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How RIM Can Host BlackBerry DevCon 2012 Without Having Any News Whatsover

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It’s not clear whether or not RIM will be hosting a 2012 DevCon this year in San Francisco, as they have done in previous years. The problem is that they’re screwed either way this year. There’s nothing they can really say about BlackBerry 10, as it’s announced and we’ve already seen the demos. There’s nothing to say on the PlayBook side, unless they announce the 4G version. But even at that, it’s nothing that developers would be particularly interested in. RIM could release some updates to the DevAlpha, but that’s hardly something you can wrap a conference around.

So what if they cancelled the event this year? Well first, the media would have a field day with “RIM Cancels Developer Conference With No Developers Attending”. The spin on the story would clearly be that RIM is canceling, not because of a lack of news, but because nobody is interested in the platform. So it seems RIM is doomed either way. But there’s one thing that could really make up for both: a huge hackathon.
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Developers: Check Out the AT&T Hackathon in Toronto During the NxNE Music Festival

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RIM may or may not be sponsoring NxNE but they’ll be sponsors of the AT&T Mobile App Hackathon. The event is produced by the AT&T Developer Program and Apigee and it’s designed for attendees (technical and non-technical), to build apps and compete for prizes. The hackathon is open to any platform or programming language. If your coding skills are a little rusty, there will be live developer support from local senior developers as well as from AT&T, Sencha, and Apigee to help you code faster and more effectively.
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Reminder: BBM Hackathon in Boston November 3rd and 4th

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Not too long ago we covered the BBM Hackathon in NYC and it was a great start to what would become a global series of events. The hackathon brings together developers who have an idea for an app, or would like to build an app, and can collaborate with other developers to get their app completed. It’s also a great motivator, as you can leave the event with an app that could begin to generate you some dollars. More details after the jump.
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Foursquare Global Hackathon Hacks Live Including Zsquare for iPhone #4sqhackathon

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Last weekend foursquare held a global hackathon where developers all over the world sat down with the foursquare API to see what they could come up with. The results were pretty awesome and BlackBerryCool was at the Ottawa event checking out the local talent. There were a couple awesome projects on the go including a framework for developing foursquare applications, and a game called Zsquare for the iPhone. More after the break.
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App Developers Conference and Hackathon Invitation with $400 Discount Code

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If you’re going to be at the BlackBerry Developers Conference, you may want to hang around for a while and check out the App Developers Conference and Hackathon in Santa Clara, taking place October 26-27, 2011 in Santa Clara. The conference addresses key components of app development, marketing and revenue on mobile devices and tablets. ADC should also be a good networking event for anyone looking to hire developers. More details after the jump including a $400 discount code.
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