On Thursday, June 11, 2009, Palm held an event in San Francisco at the Thirsty Bear Brewing Company. The event was an attempt to grab some of the WWDC attendees and app developers so they could ask Palm's webOS engineers questions directly about the OS.
Palm wasn't the only one there this week throwing out an invite to the attendees, Symbian the world's largest mobile operating system vendor, got into the mix by having it's own "Hack-a-thon". The hack-a-thon attendees, who will be able to code for Web runtime, Python (S60), or Flash Lite, were given a free Nokia 5800 for showing up. Google gave away the HTC Magic, unlocked, phones at the Google I/O just weeks earlier. Unfortunately, Palm wasn't giving out their device and I just received my Pre from Sprint on Friday.