Ever since it burst on the scene in 2009, webOS as attracted fans and enthusiasts who wanted to find out more, get started developing apps, learn about homebrew options, or just get a look under the hood to understand what makes the OS tick.
That enthusiasm often proved contagious, with webOS fans connecting on social networks and in real-world get-togethers. Our developer relations team has also regularly hosted opportunities to meet the team and get an overview of the platform in cities around the world. (You can catch video highlights from events in New York, London, Berlin, Paris, and beyond on our YouTube channel.)
And recently, we kicked off a hybrid program that blends features from both our own official events and from informal grassroots meetups. If you’d like to spearhead a webOS Meetup in your area, you can get started here. After you've created a webOS Meetup group and help your first gathering, you could be tapped to become our next “webOS Ambassador.”
If you become a card-carrying webOS Ambassador (OK, there aren’t actual cards – but there are some other nifty perks), we’ll help you get the word out about your events, dangle some schwag at you for giveaways (app promo codes, t-shirts, and, yes, even rare and highly sought-after stickers) if you reel in a minimum number of attendees, and offer a point of contact to brainstorm ideas for everything from discussion topics to tips for hosting a successful event.
If you’d like to start your own meetup, it just takes a few clicks (starting here). There are already groups in over 140 cities and 20 countries (including several where webOS hasn’t yet even been officially released, including China, Japan, India, Russia, Sweden, and the UAE). And if you and your group get a little traction, we’ll be in touch to show you the secret webOS Ambassador handshake.