BlackBerry And Open Source, Really? Why You Should Care

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Location: E142

Any developer using web technologies and writing apps for mobile and who are interested in contributing to an open source community will want to attend this session. Research In Motion (RIM) will cover what the WebWorks development platform is and isn’t. How is the WebWorks platform related to the WebKit-based browser that’s been shipping on all BlackBerry devices since BB6 including the PlayBook. Discover how open source technology is prevalent throughout Research In Motion tools and products as well as open sourcing it’s own source code for the community to participate in and contribute to. Find out more about what RIM is planning for now and in the future and what does this mean for you and the open source community in the mobile space.

This session is sponsored by RIM

Adam Abramski


Adam joined Research In Motion, Inc. in late 2008 as Product Manager of the WebWorks Development Platform SDK and Tooling. Adam has spent much of his career in the mobile industry first starting with J2ME back in 1998 with Sun Microsystems, Inc. where he worked for a combined 14 years. Other companies he has worked at include Adobe Systems, Nokia and Wind River Systems.

Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart


Eduardo was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems where he led projects in a number of areas, from IDEs to Middleware. He was the specification lead for multiple JSRs; including JSP. Most recent responsibilities at Sun included engineering manager for Hudson, open source and community strategy for Sun’s middleware products, including GlassFish, and multiple adoption-related activities, most notably, chief editor for TheAquarium. After a stint at Oracle in 2010, Eduardo joined RIM in December 6th, 2010 as Sr. Director, Open Source.