preDevCamp: Coming to a City Near You! | webOS Nation

preDevCamp: Coming to a City Near You!

by Jason Robitaille Wed, 04 Feb 2009 12:12 am EST


Inspired by iPhoneDevCamp and previous other developer camps, preDevCamp was launched yesterday.  The worldwide preDevCamp events are not-for-profit and aim to boost the developer involvement in the webOS platform, coming together as communities to teach eachother and improve coding skills with this new OS.

"Attendees will include mobile developers, web developers, UI designers, and testers, all working together over the weekend. Development projects will include both solo and team efforts. While some attendees will wish to work solo during the event, we encourage attendees to team up, based on expertise, to work in ad-hoc project development teams. All attendees should be prepared to work on a development project during the event.

Attendees will be able to:

* Create new applications for the Palm Pre.
* Migrate existing mobile and Linux based applications to the Palm Pre.
* Test and optimize applications for the Palm Pre."

PreDevCamp's website shows over 60 different events worldwide in the planning stage. And yes, it's free and open to all. The events are currectly scheduled to go down about a week after the release of the Pre (whenever that may be). 

In an email to PreCentral, one of the organizers, Whurley, added:

"Everyone says Palm is out of the race, but now they've got an amazing looking device and there's a glimmer of hope. What will make the difference is their interaction (and support of) the development community."

This could be just the thing the webOS needs.  Old developers and new developers coming together, Mojo SDK in hand. Third party software is what the webOS needs to survive and this camp could jumpstart the developer engine.  If you're a developers I really suggest you see if there's an event in your area. It certainly seems worth it.