BlackBerry Developer Summit

Develop feature-rich applications quickly and securely


About the extended BlackBerry application platform 


Hands-on training using your chosen development environment 


World class mobile solutions for your organization 


Join us in New York City to interact with BlackBerry Experts during a full day workshop to build best-in-class enterprise applications. This hands-on training will take you through a deep dive on the Good Dynamics SDK, and also provide a sneak peek at BlackBerry’s upcoming SDK release.

You can expect

  • Instructor-led, hands-on training workshop
  • Informal one-on-one meetings with top BlackBerry architects and engineers
  • Collaborative networking with industry peers

You will leave the event having developed with the newest features and capabilities of the BlackBerry application platform.


Thursday, November 17, 2016
9:00am - 6:30pm
Networking Reception to follow


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Learn more about Developer Workshop topics and Experts Lounge topics.
A software download will be required for participation in the BlackBerry Developer Summit.


Developer Workshop

Experts will assist while you code using the Good Dynamics SDK using your chosen development environment, including Android™ Studio, Xcode, Cordova™ and Xamarin™. In this instructor-led workshop, we will cover the following Good Dynamics topics:


  • The workshop begins with an introduction to the Good Dynamics application platform that covers both platform architecture and features. Gain a better understanding of how the platform handles the complexities of security and manageability, allowing developers to focus on building business functionality.

  • Build your first application using the Good Dynamics SDK. Learn the fundamentals of a Good-enabled application by integrating Good Dynamics API calls into a sample application (or bring your own code) and deploy it to a simulator or your device.

  • Learn how to set up your application in the Good Dynamics management console. Applications often have dynamic settings unique to different enterprise installations. Instead of compiling an application multiple times as these values change, you can set up application configurations that are applied at run time.

  • Hear how BlackBerry does the heavy lifting for developers by providing APIs that secure your data at rest and in transit.

  • Improve your user experience when accessing back-end data by learning about Kerberos login, Kerberos Constrained Delegation (KCD), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), PKINIT, and Good Dynamics authentication tokens.

  • You can extend the user interface of the Good Dynamics management with your own custom policies and settings by defining Application Policies.

  • Enable your applications to securely exchange data, publish services, and consume services with other Good Dynamics applications on the same device. This app-to-app inter-operability allows you to create secure, end-to-end workflows comprised of your own applications, the BlackBerry application suite, and other third party applications.

  • Good Enterprise Mobility Server (GEMS) provides backend APIs for presence, directory lookups, documents, etc. Discover the different services and APIs available and understand what is involved in creating your own custom services for consumption.

  • WatchDox is the leading enterprise secure document file, sync and share (EFSS) solution. Our unique digital rights management (DRM) services protect shared files in 256-bit encryption and enforce access controls, provide dynamic digital watermarking and control what a user can do with the file (view, download, edit, print, forward), even after it leaves your security perimeter. Many of our customers use our developer tools to integrate WatchDox services into their existing enterprise applications. This session will introduce you to WatchDox and how to access and use the WatchDox developer tools to integrate WatchDox EFSS and DRM services into your applications and solutions.

  • Get a sneak peek at the upcoming release of the Good Dynamics SDK and developer roadmap.

Experts Lounge

In this informal setting, sit down with top BlackBerry architects and engineers who can assist you as you deep dive on coding your application or provide guidance while you develop on the platform including:

  • Good Dynamics SDK iOS®, Android, Cordova, Xamarin, Windows®, macOS®
  • Wearables
  • WatchDox Secure File Collaboration SDK
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Management Framework APIs to interact with the BES
  • Good Dynamics Enterprise Server APIs
  • Low level Good Dynamics APIs
  • AppKinetics Inter-Application Communication
  • Enterprise Single Sign on
  • Application Policies
  • Security

Meet an Expert

Consider arranging an appointment with a BlackBerry Expert for personal one-on-one help on any of the topics listed above. Send a meeting email request to


  • Billy Ho

    Billy Ho
    Executive Vice President, Enterprise Products and Value Added Solutions,

  • Blair Cooper

    Blair Cooper
    Director, Software Development,

  • Daniel Auker

    Daniel Auker
    Director of Product Management,

  • Jim Hawkins

    Jim Hawkins
    Good Dynamics Platform Architect,

  • Giovanni Paoletti

    Giovanni Paoletti
    Principal Product Manager - Good Dynamics,

  • John White

    John White
    Software Architect,

  • Simon Brooks

    Simon Brooks
    Director, Engineering, Good Dynamics,

  • Lorenzo Blasa

    Lorenzo Blasa
    Principal Software Engineer,

  • Will Morris

    Will Morris
    SVP Engineering,

  • Gary Gilchrist

    Gary Gilchrist
    Senior Director, Engineering,

  • Jordan Barnes

    Jordan Barnes
    Senior Software Developer,

  • Mike Martin

    Mike Martin
    Software Developer,

  • Rob Rightmyer

    Rob Rightmyer
    Senior Software Engineer,

  • Ryan Steeves

    Ryan Steeves
    Senior Product Manager,

  • Suhas Sutar

    Suhas Sutar
    Senior Solutions Development Manager,

  • Hiroshi Tabata

    Hiroshi Tabata
    Senior Software Engineer,

  • Brent Thornton

    Brent Thornton
    Director of Enterprise Solutions,

  • Ed Bourne

    Ed Bourne
    Senior Enterprise Solutions Manager,

  • EunKyung Choi

    EunKyung Choi
    Enterprise Solutions Manager,

  • Mark Sohm

    Mark Sohm
    Senior Technical Solutions Manager,

  • Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson
    Chief Evangelist,

  • Turhan Herder

    Turhan Herder
    Client Escalation Engineer,

  • Richard Schaefer

    Richard Schaefer
    Senior Manager Enterprise Solutions,

  • Stephen Leonard

    Stephen Leonard
    Senior Solutions Architect,

  • Rocco DiValentino

    Rocco DiValentino
    Director, Solution Architecture,

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