The First Brew MP Code Camp
AT&T works with our partners to do a series of events, webcasts, and code camps. Last week, I had the pleasure to work with Qualcomm on a Brew Mobile Platform code camp. We did this event in San Diego, where Qualcomm is headquartered. We originally planned for two days, but had so much demand that we added a third.
If you have never been to an event on the Qualcomm Campus in San Diego, you have been missing out. They have good facilities for code camp and as soon as I arrived there was a big pile of breakfast pastries (which always put me in a good mood for the day). Qualcomm has full-time technical instructors and you can see the results of that with the quality of the instruction. The instructor for this session was Brandan Holton and he was outstanding. The focus was on BREW MP and most of the developers had experience with BREW. For those who were new to BREW, there is some additional training they recommend (but the format for camp still makes it worthwhile to attend).
The training itself is a combination of some presentations with guided labs. It seemed to work well, particularly having some instruction while the Brew MP SDK loaded. For attendees, they also had three nice manuals that they could bring home with them.
We already have another code camp planned for San Francisco on May 6. Developers can sign up here: http://www.brewmp.com/press/register We are also looking to do code camps soon in Boston and perhaps Seattle. If you have not started porting to Brew MP, the time is now.