Win up to US$5,000 cash, and Adobe software!

The 2014 Adobe® Design Achievement Awards inspires higher education students from around the world to break through and go global. Media Segment Grand Prize Winners will receive Adobe software, a cash prize of US$3000, mentorship, an invitation to participate in the 2014 Adobe MAX event held in Los Angeles; travel and lodging not included. Submissions close June 20, 2014.

Participants may submit up to 3 times in all or any of the 11 different categories

More here: http://www.adobeawards.com/us/

Developing Cross-Platform Enterprise Apps [Event]

BlackBerry Jam Direct is a free interactive virtual event with a live video broadcast that enables you to ask questions and hang out with presenters and participants from around the world. Senior Director of Enterprise DevelopmentGregg Ostrowski kicks things off at 10:30 a.m. EST uncovering key insights into developing for Enterprise, including why you should be interested in this growing area, and how to understand the challenges business decision-makers face when mobilizing applications in a BYOD world.

Shortly after that, Mark Howden and Shikhir Singh will take developers on an in-depth exploration of the tools that will help them develop and deploy cross-platform apps for enterprise.

The session will be recorded, but I recommend trying to attend live to make sure you get your questions answered by the BlackBerry Enterprise Developer experts.

Register right now, for free.

Adobe Education Train the Trainer

Adobe offers a great opportunity to get certified! The Train the Trainer course is a ten-week online course designed to equip education trainers worldwide with the knowledge, skills, and tools to successfully design and deliver effective and engaging Adobe professional development workshops. Upon course completion, participants will be able to design professional development sessions that empower and inspire students, teachers, and faculty to foster creativity and design innovative digital media.

Throughout the course, participants will

  • examine the importance of creativity in education and hear from fellow educators who are successfully using technology to foster creativity with their students.
  • explore Adobe Education’s free online resources, Adobe’s industry-leading products, and engaging Adobe product training activities.
  • review best practices in professional development design.

If you would like to be notified when the course is offered again, please complete our interest form.

Upcoming BlackBerry Developer Events

In an effort to keep you informed, I am sharing with the information on BlackBerry events that are coming up. They are broken into their different regions. Be sure to keep tabs for an event near you.
Online Events
·         10.2 Overview and Q&A – Webcast                                         July 23, 2013 (10 a.m. EST)
 
North America
·         MobileBeat 2013 – San Francisco, California                       July 9 – July 10, 2013
·         Startup Festival – Montreal, Quebec                                       July 10 – July 12, 2013
·         StartupSaturdays (App Making) – San Francisco, Cali.  July 13, 2013
·         BlackBerry Jam Camp – Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada    July 16 – July 17, 2013
·         Mobile+WebDevCon – Boston, Massachusetts                  July 16 – July 18, 2013
·         SenchaCon13 – Orlando, Florida                                           July 16 – July 19, 2013
·         PhoneGap Day – Portland, Oregon                                        July 19, 2013
·         BlackBerry Jam Starter Session – New York, New York  July 23, 2013
·         DevCon5 New York City – New York, New York                  July 24 – July 25, 2013
·         Casual Connect – San Francisco, California                       July 30 – August 1, 2013
 
Latin America
·         SG Conference & Expo 2013 – Mexico City, Mexico     July 4 – July 5, 2013
·         BlackBerry Jam Camp – Buenos Aires, Argentina            July 17 – July 18, 2013
 
Asia Pacific
·         BlackBerry Jam Camp – Bandung, Indonesia                   July 4 – July 5, 2013
·         Hong Kong Launch48 Weekend 2013 – Hong Kong    July 5 – July 7, 2013
·         BarCamp Saigon – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam                           July 6, 2013
·         Sydney Launch48 Weekend 2013 – Sydney, Australia  July 18 – July 20, 2013
·         Melbourne Launch48 Weekend 2013 – Melbourne, AU July 25 – July 27, 2013
·         BlackBerry Jam Asia – Hong Kong                                        Sept 25 – Sept 27, 2013
 
Europe, Middle East & Africa
·         BlackBerry Jam Camp – Madrid, Spain                              July 8 – July 9, 2013
·         BlackBerry 10 Jam Session – Durban, South Africa       July 15, 2013
·         BlackBerry 10 Jam Session – Johannesburg, South Africa      July 18, 2013
 
BlackBerry Z10 Apps:
Gaming:
·         NBA JAM for BlackBerry 10 (Electronic Arts, Inc.)
·         Atriviate (Triviados) (Pandereta Estudio)*
Navigation & Travel:
·         Iberia (IBERIA LAE)*
Photo & Video:
·         The Daily Show Headlines* (Viacom International Inc.)*
Productivity:
·         ATT Digital Life (AT&T Services, Inc.)*
 
*Also available on BlackBerry Q10
 
BlackBerry Q10 Apps:
Gaming:
·         MONOPOLY for BlackBerry 10 (Electronic Arts, Inc.)
·         Gameloft Ice Age Village (Gameloft Inc.)
Music & Audio:
·         Piano (Aberrant Software Inc.)
Publication & News:
·         ESPN Rádio Brasil (ESPN Brasil)

Adobe MAX and Developers Channel

Attending Adobe MAX 2013 was as always inspiring. Also, on Monday, May 6,  Adobe announced that they will discontinue the Creative Suite (CS) method of software distribution and shift to the Creative Cloud (CC) [http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud.html]. Below are some of the channels on Adobe TV developers might find interesting .

ADC Presents – An Early View into the Next Generation of Adobe Dreamweaver CC
Get a first look at the next generation of Dreamweaver, with new features for visual CSS Designer and more.
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/adc-presents/an-early-view-into-the-next-generation-of-adobe-dreamweaver-cc/
Tweet:  New ADC Presents – An Early View into the Next Generation of #Adobe #Dreamweaver #CC http://adobe.ly/166vl9V #AdobeTV

Creative Cloud for Web – What’s New in Adobe Creative Cloud for Web Pros
Introducing all of the tools you need to create a more beautiful, modern web — accessible now in Creative Cloud.
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/creative-cloud-for-web/whats-new-in-adobe-creative-cloud-for-web-pros/
Tweet:  New #Creative Cloud for Web – What’s New in #Adobe #Creative Cloud for Web Pros http://adobe.ly/11O2G2O #AdobeTV

Creative Cloud for Web – Showcasing a Modern Adobe Flash Professional CC
Senior Product Manager Tom Barclay shows you the major improvements in Flash Professional CC, which has been completely rearchitected to be faster and more reliable. He’ll also demonstrate exciting new features like HD video export, a new code edtitor, live drawing and coloring, and enhanced HTML publishing.
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/creative-cloud-for-web/showcasing-a-modern-adobe-flash-professional-cc/
Tweet:  New #Creative Cloud for Web – Showcasing a Modern #Adobe #Flash Professional #CC http://adobe.ly/11O2EI4 #AdobeTV

Creative Cloud for Web – What’s New in Dreamweaver CC
Overview: Develop more web content, more quickly. A streamlined user interface, connected tools, and new visual CSS editing tools let you code efficiently and intuitively. And now, Dreamweaver CC lets you share work directly from within the application, and helps you keep up with web standards by giving you access to new features as soon as they’re available.
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/creative-cloud-for-web/adobe-dreamweaver-cc-overview/
Tweet:  New #Creative Cloud for Web – What’s New in #Dreamweaver #CC http://adobe.ly/11O2GQn #AdobeTV

Complimentary Passes to BlackBerry Jam Americas

I am pleased to share that the BlackBerry Academic Program is offering complimentary passes to academics and students for this year’s event.

BlackBerry Jam Americas
is coming to Orlando, Florida on May 14-16, 2013, and on a first come, first serve basis, academics and students are eligible to receive complimentary passes to attend.

BlackBerry Jam Americas will be an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the future of BlackBerry and to get the most in depth content on developing mobile applications for the game-changing BlackBerry® 10 platform.

Email BlackBerryAcademicProgram@blackberry.com to receive your free pass to BlackBerry Jam Americas

Please note that complimentary passes are only available to professors/instructors, qualified staff and students from accredited universities and colleges. Please attach a copy of your university/professor ID for verification.

BlackBerry Jam Americas is where you can:

  • Get a broad technical mix of content, from development basics to deep dive sessions to development time with experts
  • Choose from a wide range of sessions that dig deep into the BlackBerry 10 platform and the opportunities for app differentiation
  • Learn how to engage users with a beautiful UI and amazing user experience
  • See how the Native SDK and BlackBerry® WebWorks™ SDK can work for you
  • Take your apps to the market with a profitable app development model that delivers real return on investment
  • Understand how to use BlackBerry World (formerly BlackBerry App World™) to turn millions of app hungry BlackBerry users into loyal, profitable customers
  • Connect with fellow developers and BlackBerry partners to compare and collaborate on ideas

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