On the site www.delphideveloperdays.com you can now find the details of the talks I'm goign to give along with Cary Jensen at the end of March / begin of April events in the Washington DC and Chicago areas, in the US. I announced this seminars a couple of weeks ago.

We are renting two rooms and running parallel sessions, but also a number of joint sessions so you can learn our different views on many core Delphi development issues. The conversations between us and with the atendees will be as important as the technical content we plan delivering.

That's one of the reaons attendance is limited, so we stringly suggest you to book early to reserve your place, as the event is a first come first served. Again, if you don't live in the US, consider booking also a flight right away, as costs are quite limited at the moment.

As far as the content goes, there is a lot on new features of Delphi 2009 and other recent versions, but also sessions on Delphi Prism and some "classic" talk relevent for developers who didn't migrate (or didn't migrate all of their projects) to the latest Delphi. Here are the sessions titles, refer to the web site to figure out who's giving each talk.

  • A Developers Guide to Delphi 2009
  • Creating Vista Friendly Applications with Delphi 7 through Delphi 2009
  • Object Oriented Development with Delphi
  • A Developers Guide to Delphi Prism
  • Understanding Web Services, including SOAP and REST
  • ASP.NET Development with Delphi Prism
  • Overview of Delphi Database Development
  • Developing with Disconnected Datasets
  • Understanding Delphi's Unicode support in Delphi 2009
  • DataSnap and dbExpress in RAD Studio 2009
  • Overview of Windows Presentation Foundation with Delphi Prism
  • Multithreaded Programming Done Right
  • Delphi Language Features from Delphi 7 to Delphi 2009
  • ADO.NET Application Development with Delphi Prism
  • Plus Q&A sessions and special guests

The following is the official announcement of the event.

Delphi Developer Days 2009

Two Intense Days of Delphi, featuring Marco Cantu and Cary Jensen

Marco Cantu and Cary Jensen are proud to present Delphi Developer Days, a live seminar that will visit two cities in the United States in the spring of 2009. This intense two-day Delphi event will visit the Washington DC/Baltimore-Washington International Airport area on March 30-31, and the greater Chicago area on April 2-3.
This is a one-of-a-kind event, bringing together top Delphi experts Cary Jensen and Marco Cantu. Whether you are using the latest version of Delphi, or are developing with an older version, you will come away with loads of information that will improve your development and make you more productive.

During this two-day event you will experience both joint sessions, presented by Marco and Cary together, as well as simultaneous tracks, where Cary and Marco break out into separate rooms to present individual topics. Among the topics presented jointly are A Developers Guide to Delphi 2009 and A Developers Guide to Delphi Prism. This material is invaluable if you have already upgraded or are simply interested in learning more about the latest features. Additional joint sessions cover database development and multithreaded programming.
Like the joint sessions, the individual sessions cover both current and earlier versions of Delphi. Marco presents sessions on Unicode in Delphi 2009, as well as developing Vista-friendly applications in Delphi 7 through 2009. Likewise, Cary offers sessions on general ClientDataSet development in Delphi, as well as building ASP.NET applications using Delphi Prism. These are just a few of the exciting sessions that are scheduled.

All attendees receive:

* An extensive course book written by Marco and Cary that includes all the material covered in all sessions for both days

* Source code examples from all of the sessions

* Lunch on both days

Space is limited to the first 35 registrants in each city. Register now to save your seat. Register early and receive an additional 10% discount on the price of this event.

And thanks to DavidI for mentioning the event in his blog.