RIM will be hosting its inaugural Future Developer Event [Hackathon] at Pace University in New York this year. The event, held on Pace’s NYC campus, gives students the opportunity to develop their own BlackBerry app, using RIM’s HTML5/WebWorks tools. The event kicks off Friday, March 30 at 9 a.m. and continues through Saturday at 5 p.m.
This program is designed to give students – the next generation of application developers – hands-on experience and access to RIM experts. Students will have the opportunity to:
° Learn tips and tricks from leading developers in the industry
° Attend a developer panel, which will include RIM developer experts and developer partners
° Engage in hands-on app development experience that complements their classroom studies
° Learn techniques to develop compelling apps for BlackBerry smartphones and the PlayBook
° Participate in briefings with developers
° Discuss developer trends
° Meet and network with developers
If you are going to be in the area, your a student, developer or just want to check it out the event is held at the Pace University NYC Campus 163 William St. SCIS Conference Room, New York, NY. The event info is also listed here. It will be a small crowd but (about 50 people) but I’d still check it out if you can!