As you might have been known as it creates a buzz in the Startup Media and Online mainstream media recently, that I’m now joining Research In Motion as Developer Evangelist. Being in the startup scene since mid-2010 and helping gamedev communities since late-2011, there might be some questions arise regarding my move. Inspired by Justin Lee, my colleague at RIM who have not so dissimilar situation, I decided to write them in this Blog.
Q1: What happens to nerd.web.id?
This is my personal blog, so I will continue to write my personal thought on this blog. No change, as of blog entries is not so frequent. The only exception is that I won’t write or comment about Blackberry or RIM, unless already public knowledge. Most of the future entries about Blackberry will be about application development.
I’m still part of PT. SCM. I will take my position as board member and share holder of PT SCM. The only changes that I’m not running day-to-day operations. I’ll be more in the strategic and take backseat role on the company. The hands-on development will be done by other member of team.
PS: To clear up, Guava Games and Onebit is not two separate company, it’s under the same company with two brands for different purpose of operations.
Q3: How about communities, events, etc?
I will still able to attend community events as much as I can on as I usually do.
Q4: What I do and don’t do in RIM?
I’m not part of consumer team within RIM. I won’t have any to say, nor comment, on Blackberry Lineup and release dates except it’s already out there in the public. I also can’t help on your blackberry device problems. For that purpose please contact your technical support or corresponding service centers.
I’m part of the Developer Relations team within RIM. If you are Blackberry developers or interested to develop on the Blackberry platforms and needs information or getting problems on your way within SDK, Tools and application development experience, or simply want to chat about mobile application and game development in general or specific to Blackberry please feel free to poke and talk. I would love to help you.
To be more specific, I’m more a “game guy”. Therefore, I can help you for advice or information you needed to be able to deploy on Blackberry platform, anything you usually encounter on game development, such as rendering, animation, scripting, tools, resolution on device, art assets adjustment, and so on.
Finally, I am still the same person as I usually be. Only with different role in my hand. You can still reach me out with email and/or twitter.