BlackBerry Developer Day in Washington, D.C.

This is one of the geekiest event I ever heard. Given the large number of Washingtonians on Blackberry, I guess you Blackberrian developers will be very happy to know there is a day for you in DC – The BlackBerry Developer Day and your are invited.

The event is a unique opportunity to meet and network with the leading solution developers and architects of BlackBerry solutions. You can learn more about the key issues in app development, and network with other mobile app developers and marketers. If your focus is technical the agenda has been designed to maximize the value of the time you spend with us.

The event is free to attend but has limited space so if you think you’ll want to go be sure to sign up soon and reserve your spot.

When: Wednesday July 21st, 8:00 am to 5:30pm
Where: 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW (Ronald Reagan Building) map
How: Register here to attend!

Starting with an overview of the BlackBerry Developer Program and Development Platform, the day will progress through more detailed development to new and upcoming APIs. We’ll also look at making Super Apps by leveraging the unique features of the BlackBerry® platform. If you are thinking about how you can best develop a compelling app for millions of BlackBerry smartphone users, this is an event you don’t want to miss.

BlackBerry Developer Day Agenda

08:45 – 09:00 Introduction
09:00 – 09:45 Overview of the BlackBerry Developer Program
09:45 – 10:45 Getting Started with the BlackBerry Development Platform
10:45 – 11:00 BREAK
11:00 – 11:45 In the Know: Understanding BlackBerry® Web and Widget Development
11:45 – 12:45 Why Java®? Understand the Advantages and Features of the BlackBerry Java Development Platform
12:45 – 13:45 LUNCH
14:00 – 15:30 Leveraging the BlackBerry Platform Services – Advertising, Payment, Push, Location and BlackBerry® App World™
15:30 – 15:45 BREAK
15:45 – 16:45 The BlackBerry Smartphone Experience – Creating Integrated and Compelling Applications
16:45 – 17:15 Experience from a Local Partner
17:15 – 17:30 Wrap up and Q&A

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @

2 Responses to BlackBerry Developer Day in Washington, D.C.

  1. Sounds very interesting!

  2. Ryan Smith says:

    i know few Developers, but they are based in India. If you want i can introduce them to you.

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