BlackBerry app-coding marathon
BlackBerry JamHack, a marathon hacking event, is scheduled to take place in 10 different cities across the Asia-Pacific over two consecutive weekends. Winning teams from each city will then have the opportunity to represent their country at the JamHack finals at BlackBerry Jam Asia on November 29 and 30, a release from Research in Motion stated.
This weekend, it is being held simultaneously in Bangalore, Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Manila. The event will be held in five other cities over the next weekend. The event will be held over 40 hours and teams of four, comprising developers, User Interface designers and marketers will work on apps, with support from RIM’s developer relations team. On the itinerary are “community sharing” sessions called JamBytes, the release added. For details, visit www.blackberryjamhack.com
A hacknight on Android
Geeks and software junkies, here’s an opportunity to have some after hours fun with Android. Droid Hacknight, organised by tech event management firm HasGeek gives an opportunity to meet fellow Android coders, work on a pet project, or test out some new tools and ideas in an intense overnight session. This hacknight, being hosted at the Centre for Internet and Society in Domlur, is being held in the run-up to Droidcon India, a technical conference, to be held on November 2 and 3 in Bangalore. The event is slated to start at 2 p.m. on October 27 and go on till 8 a.m. the next day.
Soham Mondal and Amrit Sanjeev, co-organisers of the Bangalore Android User Group (BAUG) and active members of the Android community, will help participants fine-tune their ideas and form groups, a release from HasGeek stated. Kush Sharma, a front-end developer and a mobile app developer for iOS and Android platforms at Mobstac and Anand V., who is a product specialist working on Android applications and services ported on multiple SoC platforms, will provide further assistance.