Program

Day 1: Wednesday, May 29
All sessions will be in Campus Recreation & Wellness Centre (Room G213) unless otherwise noted

8:30 - 9:00 Registration and Light Breakfast
(Outside conference room)
9:00 - 9:15 Opening and Welcome
Dr. Bill Muirhead, Associate Provosot (UOIT)
9:15 - 9:45 Keynote Speaker
Chris Smith, VP BlackBerry Application Platform (BlackBerry)
9:45 - 10:15 BlackBerry Academic Program
Manny Elawar, BlackBerry Developer Evangalist (BlackBerry)
10:15 - 10:45 Designing Learning Experiences through Mobile App Development
Qusay H. Mahmoud, Professor & Chair of ECSE (UOIT)
10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break and Networking
11:00 - 11:30 There's Not an App for That (Yet): Fostering Entrepreneurship through Mobile Solutions Development
Ignac Kolenko, Professor and Chair of School of Engineerng & IT (Conestoga College)
11:30 - 11:45 Insights into an Undergraduate Student Mobile App Dev Experience
Yasha Prikhodko, Undergraduate Student (UOIT)
11:45 - 12:15 QNX for Embedded & Real-Time Systems
Jin Xu, Global Education Program Manager (QNX)
12:15 - 1:30 Lunch and Networking
1:30 - 2:00 Use of the BlackBerry PlayBook in First Year Engineering Classes
George Jarjoura, Assistant Professor (Dalhousie University)
2:00 - 2:15 A Juvenile Reflection on Mobile App Development
Daniel Vijayakuma, Graduate Student (Guelph)
2:15 - 3:30 Panel Discusion
Chair: Dr. Tarlochan Sidhu, Dean of FEAS (UOIT)
Shawn McEwen, Program Manager (Desire2Learn)
Jawaad Sheikh, Professor (Sheridan College)
Manny Elawar, BlackBerry Developer Evangalist (BlackBerry)
3:30 - 3:45 Coffee Break and Networking
3:45 - 4:15 Mobile App Security
Glenn Wurster, Security Research (BlackBerry)
4:15 - 4:45 Developer Groups
Devin Fallak, Toronto Developer Group Leader
4:45 - 5:00 BlackBerry 10 Draw & Wrap up
5:00 - 7:00 Reception and Networking

Day 2: Thursday, May 30

Participants in Day 2 may choose one of the following full-day hands-on workshops that will run between 8:30am - 4:30pm. Participants must bring their own laptops.

  • Native Development with C++ (Science Building, Room UA1220)
  • QNX for Real-time and Embedded Development with Ed Lee, Field Application Engineer at QNX (Science Building, Room UA1120)

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