The Application Developer Community is buzzing about AppForum2014, the upcoming three-day event taking place September 8-10 at the Motorola Solutions Briefing & Innovation Center on our sprawling campus in Schaumburg, Illinois. Back by popular demand, this gathering of the industry’s best and brightest is the summer’s most compelling reason to get out from behind the screen.

For those who need a bit of convincing (other than being told that AppForum2014 is FREE and that meals will be served) here are the top five reasons to register without delay:

1.      Discover the latest technologies

App developers know how critical it is to keep up-to-date on the most recent innovations. AppForum 2014 gives you the opportunity to learn about game-changing technologies, including Android and RhoMobile Suite

2.      Learn from the experts

Lead application developers will conduct sessions that explore where the industry trends are headed. Listen to what they are saying to determine the next best thing you should be thinking about.

3.      Connect with the developer community

When application developers engage with others who are addressing like questions and concerns, they hone their skills and create better apps. AppForum 2014 provides a unique opportunity to hear about other developers’ tips and tricks, the tools they rely upon, and the technologies they use.

4.      Get face time with the Thought Leaders

Bruce Willins, the hands-down guru of OS and tech trends, is coming to AppForum 2014. (Here’s Bruce in an interview from the recent Enterprise Apps World event:http://youtu.be/uKNznZd7P08.) So are Joe White, Mark Kirstein, and Chuck Bolen. Getting  five minutes with any one of these thought leaders is a valuable prospect in and of itself.

5.      Win the Hack-a-Thon

AppForum 2014 is hosting an overnight marathon hacking contest, complete with copious amounts of coffee and Red Bull.  Add your brain power to the mix and become part of the collective energy that fills the room when developers collaborate around problem solving. At stake (other than your team’s reputation in the field) are first and second place prizes worth a retail value of up to $5,000.

So what are you waiting for? Join the crowd coming to AppForum 2014 and begin building the next generation of multi-platform apps. Reserve your place today.