Cary Jensen and myself are officially kicking off the new edition of DDD, with 6 stops in Europe and US in March-May 2012. You can read the more official press release at

This is a two-day event (in between a conference and a regular class) that has both joint session in which we compare views and offer insights, and parallel sessions in which you can pick a topic and listen to either myself or Cary. For the spring 2012 we are going to hit 6 cities, 2 in the US and 4 in Europe:

  • London, United Kingdom: March 26-27, 2012
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands: March 29-30, 2012
  • Washington DC/Baltimore, USA: April 16-17, 2012
  • Chicago, USA: April 19-20, 2012
  • Frankfurt, Germany: May 14-15, 2012
  • Rome, Italy: May 17-18, 2012

Unlike past years, we are alternating 2 European sessions with the one in the US. This means that developers in Europe can pick two different time frames, depending on their expected workload in the period. Also, while we are getting back to some cities we've been in the past, including London and Chicago that we missed last year, there is a new entry, Rome. The hope is not only to attract Italian developers, but also international developers looking for an interesting destination (and a bit unusual one for IT events). That's why in Rome we picked a downtown location, unlike most other cities. 

In terms of content, the goal is to cover all new Delphi XE2 features but also recap recent Delphi extensions and a few classic topics. The joint sessions will be:

  • Delphi XE2 Features You Might Have Missed
  • Delphi Database Strategies
  • Introduction to FireMonkey
  • Delphi Internet Applications and Delphi Mobile Applications
  • Delphi Tips, Tricks and Techniques

Sessions given by us individually will cover ClientDataSet, DatSnap, more FireMonkey, RTTI, dbExpress, LiveBindings, Unicode, and jQuery. The complete program (still subject to change in the sessions sequence and timing) is available at

We'll give to all attendees a very large courseware with white papers (not slides) and lots of free software licenses donated by our sponsors, which include Embarcadero Technologies, Sybase, /n software, Devart, Gnostice Information Technologies, RemObjects Software, Sisulizer, TechXtend / Programmer's Paradise, and TMS software. I'll blog again about some of the details of the event, but for now notice that there is a 25% discount in you signup before mid-January. So act soon, and save a lot!