WWDC Day 1 Report: Free Stuff and Symbian Hackathon

I always like when people blog about our shows while they’re going on.  Therefore, I felt it was only fair that I do the same for WWDC, since I’m an attendee with no responsibilities.

Today was the keynote, but everyone and their grandma will blog about that.  Instead, I’ll blog about some of the other cool stuff going down today.

First off, you can really make out with some great stuff at WWDC!  Here’s a picture of what I’ve received so far…and it’s just Monday.

My Free Stuff
My Free WWDC Stuff

As you can see in the picture, I made out like a bandit today.  Thus far, I’ve received a Nokia 5800, Jawbone Prime, 2 rubber ducks (bath toys for my boys!), 4 shirts (FastMac, Apple, Zagg, Symbian) and a Snow Leopard Preview DVD.  Life is definitely good.

The other thing I really enjoyed today was the Symbian hackathon.  The event itself was a little rough, but I put on events so I’ve got a critical eye.  Plus, the organizer only started 2 weeks ago, so it’s not like she had time to really do massive planning!  Hopefully, they’ll be joining us at InsideMobile so we can do this hackathon thing right!  The two biggest freebies in the pic, the Nokia 5800 and the Jawbone Prime, were courtesy of Laura, Maurice and their team over at Symbian.

The ironic thing is that I built my first Flashlite App at the Symbian hackathon during WWDC!  I have to admit, I was a little wary going in, but I definitely had fun.  John even got in on the dev action, helping me debug my FlashLite stuff.  It ‘s a cool little app that was conceived, produced and delivered all during the hackathon.  I can’t wait for Symbian to come to InsideMobile where some of our speakers can help teach FlashLite for them and others can disover the joys of mobile development.

P.S. That sweet pic of my free stuff is courtesy of my new Nokia 5800!  Thanks again, Symbian!

5 thoughts on “WWDC Day 1 Report: Free Stuff and Symbian Hackathon

  1. Be sure to do a review for us on the Jawbone, I’m thinking about plunking down the dough for it.

  2. I am so so so envious….

    I so want one of those rubber duckies (to go with another 100+ rubber duckies I have in my collection).


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