Ray Konopka started off the day with a great keynote. One of his beginning slides looked like this:
Delphi or .NET?
Single inheritance object hierarchy Strongly typed Format concept of properties and events Consistent use of exceptions Reusable and extensible component model Formal notion of class interfaces Special DLLs containing metadata (RTTI) and code WinForms (VCL)
Ray's major point is that Delphi developers are already very familiar with .NET, whether they know it or not.