When and Where?
The Hackathon will take place on Saturday February 25th, from 9AM-7PM, at the newest UCSD Extension facility: University City Center, 6256 Greenwich Drive, San Diego, CA 92122 (Parking: Free)
The opportunity to turn your ideas into reality arrived with the brand new Blackberry Hackathon in San Diego, on February 25 2012.
Start planning your app, develop it in one day, meet people, meet the experts from BlackBerry, have fun and earn prizes!
Every team member who develops an app during the BlackBerry Hackathon in San Diego, and presents it in the end, gets a FREE BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet 16GB.
Prizes and Categories
Each winning team will receive one brand new BlackBerry device.
The categories are:
- Best App
- Best Game
- Best E-Commerce App
- Best User Interface Design
Apps will be judged based on the the criteria below and weighted accordingly:
25% Weight - Viability of business model
25% Weight - Design quality
25% Weight - Originality of idea
25% Weight - Fully functioning PlayBook App
Each team will have 3 minutes to present its PlayBook app.
9 am – 9:30 am: Arrivals and breakfast
9:30 am – 10:00 am: Introductions and presentation
10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Open hacking time
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: 3 minute presentations
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Awards and closing
* Maximum 5 people per team
Technologies you can use
NDK for Tablet OS using C, C++, Open GL ES 2.0 in 2D & 3D
Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR using ActionScript, Flash or Flex
More details at: https://bdsc.webapps.blackberry.com/devzone/
Did You Know?
BlackBerry is the number one in smartphone platform in Latin America and number two in the world?
BlackBerry has 75 million subscribers?
There are over 20,000 registered developers in BlackBerry App World?
BlackBerry App World has 6 million downloads of apps per day?
Most BlackBerry apps users are between 18 and 34 years?
BlackBerry App World is available in 164 markets and growing?
BlackBerry App World has 60,000 apps available (while Apple has 500,000 and Android Market has 400,000)? Threat or an opportunity?
Users buy more apps on BlackBerry App World than on Google Android Market?
BlackBerry App World apps generate 40% more revenue for their developers than Android apps?
13% of BlackBerry app developers earn over $100,000, more than the revenue of Apple and Android developers?
If you develop today for the BlackBerry PlayBook, your application will automatically be ready to run in BB10 (the brand new operating system for the next generation of BlackBerry smartphones)?
Good luck and happy coding!