Sunday, January 25, 2009

Your place or mine?

As part of our Delphi outreach in the US and Canada, we would love to meet you and talk about all things Delphi and Embarcadero!

Are you a Delphi User Group in the US or Canada? (I've reached out to the ones I know of)

Do you have a few Delphi users in your company that would love to host us?

Do you know of a location we can use? Conference room? Library? Classroom?

What dates and times work best? Breakfast? Lunch? Evening?

Or would a Delphi Meet-up work better for you? First beer on us kind of thing in return for a business card? I've done a few of these in the past, and they're typically much less formal - usually chatting over a few brews, and no PowerPoint pitches beamed on the wall.

For example - we have an office in San Francisco. We plan on trying out a lunch meeting as well as an evening meeting to see what works best. If it's a success, who knows, maybe it'll turn into a monthly thing.

Of course we also have Scotts Valley - we're thinking that an evening meeting would work best here.

Send me your suggestions - and I'll compile a list of stops we will do.

PS: Other things are happening in the rest of the world. So don't worry, just because this is targeted at the US and Canada. :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

CodeRage III on YouTube

I have started putting 2-minute teasers from CodeRage III up on YouTube.

Watch them all here!


Delphi Live 2009 - May 13–16, 2009 - San Jose, CA

Yes, you heard right! An in-person conference in the US!

Olaf is spilling the first details here...

The conference will be organized by Software & Support Verlag, and supported by Embarcadero.

Many more details, including Call For Papers, pricing, etc.

Keep checking Olaf's blog, S&S site, as well as DN for news about this and other things!


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

DataRage - the event for database professionals - Call for Papers

Embarcadero Technologies has begun planning for our first virtual conference with exciting and helpful content aimed specifically for database developers, systems analysts, architects and modeling specialists, database administrators and database & security architects – DataRage – to be held the week of March 16, 2009.

You are invited to submit abstracts for consideration as a speaker at DataRage. Please submit an abstract for each of your proposed presentations. Please read all information available at carefully.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is January 30, 2009.

Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of Embarcadero employees and we will notify submitters within 2 weeks of the abstract submission deadline regarding the status of proposals.

Thank you for your interest. We are excited about hosting this DataRage event and the participation of our community is vital to our success. We look forward to seeing your ideas!


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Lino Tadros 2.0

My good friend Lino Tadros had a close call recently, and writes about it here.

I visited him in the hospital just before New Year's, and he was already on his way to recovery. He had us all very worried for quite some time, but it was great to see him doing much better.

The thing that convinced me that he'll be just fine, was that he was cracking jokes like before - we walked around the perimeter of the hospital and raced old people (they won). He stopped halfway around the perimeter and ordered a double cheese burger with fries from the nurses' station - they ignored us like they heard that joke every day. :)

Lino - I wish you the best of luck in reaching your ultimate goal!

Love you, man!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

ThunderBird and RPC over HTTP anyone?

I'm looking for something that allows me to use ThunderBird with MS Exchange using "RPC over HTTP". Secure IMAP and secure SMTP are not an option in this case. Is there such a thing?