Posted by Keelan on November 24th, 2010
Announcing a New Third Tuesday Ottawa!
What: Michelle Kostya on RIM’s approach to social media
When: Monday, December 6th, 2010 at 6:00 pm
Price: $10.00 per person
Where: The Exchange Pub & Restaurant, 50 Rideau Street Unit 100, Rideau Centre (across from Chapters)
When it comes to social media, it’s a mobile world. It’s a long time since social media resided primarily in our browser or in applications on our desktop. Today, our social media connections are rarely farther away than the device we carry in the palm of our hands – our cell phones.
RIM – Research in Motion – is the Canadian standard bearer in the mobile device wars and Canada’s leading technology hope. As social media has evolved and as apps have moved onto mobile devices, RIM has been challenged to evolve its own approach. And we’re seeing it do this. Earlier this year, RIM introduced a new operating system with social features built in as well as the Torch, a new generation of BlackBerry that combines a large touchscreen display with a slide out keyboard. In the new year, we’ll see the Playbook, RIM’s tablet offering.
As RIM evolves its platform, it’s also using social media to reach out to its users and engage with them in online community and social media. Michelle Kostya is one of the people charting out RIM’s path in social media. And she’s our next speaker at Third Tuesday.
Attend Third Tuesday Ottawa on December 6th to hear Michelle talk about how Research in Motion uses social media and how it views the future of social on its platform.
To RSVP for this Meetup, go to: http://www.meetup.com/third-tuesday-ottawa/calendar/15182785/. You must sign-up for Third Tuesday Ottawa in order to RSVP.
The Third Tuesday speakers have a lot to teach all of us. And we want students to be able to participate. So, Thornley Fallis is sponsoring free admission for any registered students who want to attend. If you’re a student, please register in the normal way. But when you arrive at the registration desk, simply present your student ID and we’ll refund your registration fee.
Third Tuesday’s sponsors CNW Group, Rogers Communications, Radian6, and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts makes it possible to bring great speakers to Third Tuesdays across the country, including Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.