Super Hackathon

It's time for a super hackathon!

Start planning your app, develop it in over the course of two days, meet people, meet the experts from BlackBerry, have fun and win a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha prototype device!*

Note: The first three teams to have a BlackBerry 10 App ready for submission will receive a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B!


Follow the steps at the following link to make sure you're ready for the hackathon:


Does the hackathon run for 22 hours?

No. On Friday, the hackathon ends at Midnight then picks up again at 9am on Saturday.

Can I come with an app that is already finished?
No, only apps created at the Hackathon can compete.
But BlackBerry wants to help you porting your existing app to the PlayBook or BB10, so if this is your goal, BlackBerry will guide you to get there.

What are the requirements?
The only requirement is to create an application that works with the BlackBerry Playbook (Device or Simulator) or BlackBerry 10 (running on a Dev Alpha or Simulator). Other than that, your imagination is the limit.

Will we have wifi?
Yes, we will provide wifi, chairs and tables for you to work as comfortable as possible.

What should I bring to the hackathon?
Bring your Laptop (and everything you want to help, like extra monitors, white boards etc) and any type of software which you use to program or design the applications. IMPORTANT: make sure you have your computer all set up before the event starts!

Will the event provide Food and Drinks?
Yes, food and non-alcoholic beverages will be provide to participants.

I don’t have a PlayBook neither a Dev Alpha, can I borrow one to present my app?
Yes, we will have PlayBooks and Dev Alphas to lend, for you to develop, test and present your app.

See you soon and HAPPY CODING!

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  • Brandon S.

    Had an awesome time! Learned quite a few things about myself as a developer as well as Blackberry as a platform.

    October 22, 2012

  • Vincent S.

    Great. I bit off more then I could chew for a project, and it would be great to get more then people, but I would love to do something like this again. Possibly with an additional modification of being able to work on our own projects instead of creating a new project.

    October 21, 2012

  • Jason T.

    Good environment to learn and mingle with experienced developers.

    October 20, 2012

  • Leon C.

    Ready to get hacking again!

    October 20, 2012

  • Jerome C.

    Heads up: We WILL have breakfast

    October 20, 2012

  • Jason T.

    Quick question, I received a message concerning an update but is the change reflected here? if so, what was it?

    October 18, 2012

    • Leon C.

      It was a small typo that was fixed. changed "The first three teams to have a BlackBerry 10 DEVICE (App) ready for submission will receive a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B!"

      October 18, 2012

    • Jason T.

      Thank you

      October 18, 2012

  • Govindaraj K.

    I would like to develop a BB10 application for Playbook and BB10 which involves storage(DB) with fast access and camera utilization to take pictures.

    Basic requirements

    User input with text and drop downs
    Grid based display with some graph
    Store and retrieve the data
    Capture the photo and associate with the record
    Location data utilization to know the location

    I would like to understand what could be best dev option to develop this application. I am familiar with C#, HTML and JavaScript. Have exposure to java as well.

    Can it be done with WebWorks HTML5 or Java Android Runtime which one would be best option. Any sample application/references could speed up my learning skills.

    October 10, 2012

    • Jerome C.

      It really depends on what you're comfortable with. However, to take advantage of more of the platform's features, you should go with WebWorks.

      October 11, 2012

    • Govindaraj K.

      Thanks. I will explore that.

      October 13, 2012

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