WHO and WHAT: Forty students have signed up to participate in Research In Motion’s “Future Developer Day” at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. RIM’s inaugural campus hackathon focuses on using HTML 5 / WebWorks for developing mobile applications for the BlackBerry smartphone and BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.
Students will participate in expert sessions on HTML5/WebWorks development, open development tutorials with RIM experts, app ‘show and tells’, and a panel with RIM executives and developer partners.
Pace University professor Christelle Scharff and Research In Motion experts Adam Stanley, Senior Application Development Consultant; Patrick Mollins, BlackBerry Developer Evangelist; and Erik Oros, Application Development Consultant will be participating in the event and available to comment.
Students who participate will receive a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Additional prizes will be awarded.
RIM’s “Future Developer Day” is a pilot program that aims to generate interest in development among college students, and cultivate young talent to become the next generation of mobile developers. Through this program, RIM will utilize campus developer hackathon competitions to create new communities of young developers.
WHEN and WHERE: RIM’s first campus hackathon competition takes place on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31 at Pace’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, 163 William Street, 2nd Floor, downtown New York City campus. Time: 9 a.m. to 10 pm on Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Student registration is closed.
Media contact: Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, firstname.lastname@example.org