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IN PICTURES: Your channel round-up, w/e October 31 (48 photos)

ARN's Community Manager, Hafizah Osman, has disappeared under a flood of community picture stories and reports of company events, so we thought what better to do than put them all in a slideshow summing up the week in the channel. Are you pictured?

  • BlackBerry recently held its first simultaneous regional hackathon, BlackBerry JamHack 2012, which involved a competitive 40 hour stint amongst teams to build a working application for the BlackBerry 10 platform.

  • Open to the public, BlackBerry JamHack 2012 in Australia kicked off at the York Butter Factory in Melbourne.

  • The hackathon banner

  • The teams were given 40 hours to conceptualise, develop and build a working application for the BlackBerry 10 platform using frameworks such as the BlackBerry 10 Adobe AIR SDK, BlackBerry 10 Native SDK or BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK.

  • Team Hive was the Australian winner, walking away with an all-expense paid trip to BlackBerry Jam Asia in Bangkok, where they will be competing against nine other teams from the region for the title of Asia-Pacific champion.

  • Team Hive - the winners

  • BlackBerry JamHack 2012

  • BlackBerry JamHack 2012

  • Participants of the BlackBerry JamHack 2012

  • Working on the BlackBerry JamHack 2012

  • presentations at the BlackBerry JamHack 2012

  • Working on the BlackBerry JamHack 2012

  • The winners - team Hive

  • BlackBerry JamHack 2012

  • Internode has increased the sponsorship for WOMADelaide 2013, to become the presenting partner for the four-day festival of world music, arts and dance, held annually in the Adelaide parklands. WOMADelaide is part of the global cycle of WOMAD (World of Music Arts and Dance) events held around the world each year. This is the second year that Internode has sponsored WOMADelaide. As part of its sponsorship, Internode will also live-stream, in high definition, a number of performances from ‘Internode Stage One’ via its national Content Delivery Network (CDN), making WOMADelaide accessible to music-lovers who can’t attend the festival in person.

  • NetApp recently launched its inaugural Elevate event.

  • Netapp solutions and integrated group senior vice-president, Rich Clifton

  • Elevate engaged business leaders, sharing knowledge on how to work with data storage and management to deliver cost savings and drive innovation within organisations.

  • Netapp A/NZ channel sales and marketing director, Todd Parsons, and solutions and integrated group senior vice-president, Rich Clifton spoke at the event, with Clifton focussing on how to accelerate business success with an agile data infrastructure.

  • The event also included a case study panel discussion on ING on transforming software development using agile data infrastructure as well as presentation from National ICT Australia (NICTA) on how to get value from big data.

  • The attendees

  • The 2012 NSW ICT Entrepreneur of the Year award was recently presented by NSW deputy premier and minister for trade and investment, Andrew Stoner to joint winners: founders of BigCommerce, Mitch Harper and Eddie Machaalani, as well as founder of Job Capital, Jo Burston.

  • The awards were held at NSW Parliament, in front of 150 leaders of the ICT and digital media industries, and aim to be a celebration of technology entrepreneurship in NSW, bringing exposure to the wealth of talent in the state to encourage others to do the same.

  • According to the premier, this year's winners and finalists were selected by industry peers for their outstanding efforts to help position NSW globally as a beacon for digital innovation and the commercially savvy.

  • Data#3 has opened a new Victorian headquarters, with a commitment to create 35 new, highly skilled ICT jobs.

  • Technology minister, Gordon Rich-Phillips, said the Victorian coalition government welcomed further growth by Data#3 in Victoria.

  • The minister claimed the new Victorian headquarters expands Data#3’s Victorian presence and will be a hub for delivering the company’s range of technology solutions.

  • Inaugerating the new headquarters

  • Inside Data#3's new Victorian office

  • Trend Micro recently hosted its Evolve.Cloud security conference in Canberra. The Evolve.Cloud conference brought together local and global experts, analysts, and government leaders, as well as key players in the Cloud ecosystem – such as VMware, CSC and Datacom. In this picture: AGIMO's John Sheridan

  • Audience members included resellers, IT managers, and security professionals from the enterprise, SMB, and government sectors. In this picture: Panel - John Sheridan makes a point

  • Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) agency services first assistant secretary, John Sheridan, used the occasion to announce a list of 35 leading suppliers which have been selected to provide Cloud and Cloud-like services to the Australian Government. In this picture: Evolve.Cloud Panel

  • The event completed the 2012 Evolve.Cloud conference series, which had seen similar events held in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Auckland, and Wellington. In this picture: VMware's Trevor Gerdes; Datacom's Mark McWilliams; CSC's Gordon Archibald and AGIMO's John Sheridan

  • CSC's Gordon Archibald makes a point

  • Datacom's Aaron McLeod and AusAID's Geoff Starkey

  • Datacom Systems ACT's Thomas Scicluna and Datacom's Adam Jones

  • Trend Micro's Vikas Uberoy with Datacom Systems ACT's Mark McWillliams

  • Trend Micro's Vikas Uberoy and CommsNet Group's Boaz Fischer

  • The Cisco Australia partner business group recently hosted its second annual Cisco partner trivia night at the Kirribilli Club in Sydney. In this picture: Alpha West's John Arnold, Cisco Partner Business Group's Rob Partington and Cisco's Linda Horiuchi

  • Cisco’s partner community was invited to the fundraiser for Special Olympics Australia. In this picture: Representatives from Dimension Data

  • Special Olympics Australia is the not-for-profit organisation that transforms the lives of people with an intellectual disability through sport. Outside of weekly training, Special Olympics also host regular events and competitions. These range from come and try days and local sports carnivals through to regional, state, national and international competition. In this picture: The Special Olympics Volunteers

  • More than 300 attendees turned up at the event and Cisco managed to raise over $12,000 in supporting the great cause. In this picture: Representatives from Anittel

  • Toshiba recently sponsored the Sydney Breast Cancer Foundation Ladies Lunch, which was held at the Doltone House. The event was held in support of women who are battling breast cancer and to raise funds for clinical research to fight the disease. Guests will enjoy a wonderful lunch with fabulous speakers and entertainment, all whilst supporting an important cause. ABC's political writer, Annabel Crabb, was the MC of the event, while Kaftan queen, Camilla Franks, showcased some from her latest collection.

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