Last week Cary Jensen and I hosted the 5th and 6th stops of Delphi Developer Days 2012 around Europe.
First we were in Frankfurt, in a hotel not from from the central station (HauptBanhof) we used also in past years. We had a really great crowd, in fact the event was sold out and we could have had any more people. Most of the participants were from germany, but we had also many from Norway and other nordic countries. Bruno Fierens from TMS Software was the guest speaker: He covered development of FireMonkey controls, and showcased the coming FireMonkey grid from TMS.
The last stop was in Rome and was a bit different. The hotel was also near the station, but not far from downtown. Food was quite good. Attendees were not many (about half Italian, half from other countries) and this was a good chance for extensive questions and more experiments. The guest speaker was Danielete Teti, who covered Dependency Injection. At the end of the first day I guided half of the group for a tour of Rome, including the Quirinale hill, the key centers of Italian politics (the Parliament, the Prime Minister residence). Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon (a tall dome built 2,000 years ago with impressive architectural inventions), Piazza Navona, Campo dei Fiori, and the Compidoglio (or Capitol) Hill with Michelangelo's square and the view on the Imperial Forum. We also saw both the Colosseum and Teatro Marcello, a slightly smaller theater with houses built on the upper part in later years. Here are some pictures, but not from the tour:
DDD 2012 Conclusion
This was the end of the 6 cities tour for this year. We are starting to plan for next year in a few months. We certainly want to hit US and Europe again, are considering adding special sessions with more introductory classes, as we had some relatively new Delphi developers this year (a great sign for the Delphi community, but they need slightly different content). We'll keep you posted.
In the meanwhile, though, if you need training on Delphi you can ask me or Cary to come to your company!