Friday, September 29, 2006

Summary of the EKON X and EuroDevCon 2006 at Frankfurt/Germany

Well, sorry for being late with this entry, however, finally it comes to your screen and it brings you a few pictures I've taken during the EKON 10 in Frankfurt this week.

First off! It was a lot of fun and great to see all of you again this year. Be sure to drop me an email if you have been there and have visited one of my sessions at dwischnewski {at} gmail [dot] com. I'd love to know what you've liked, and what could'n should be improved. I actually got a few requests to do one of those sessions in English next time so I'll have to think about that.

But now, I just want to show some of the pictures and drop a few words here and there as apropriate ;-)

First I want to show you a few pictures I've taken during the technical keynote of the EKON. To bad I missed those other keynotes.

On this image you see the speakers of the panel, that actually did show some live coding during the keynote. On the left, you see Jon Harrison, who demoed "Peleton", the next version of JBuilder based upon the Eclipse framework. He did a small web service demo, which he designed using an UML diagram. This diagram he exported as XML file. He then "skyped" this file to Gerard van der Pol, who imported that into ECO and wrote the same web service using ECO and Delphi. Cool stuff!
To their right are David "DavidI" Intersimone and Nick Hodges. David talked a little about the road maps while Nick Hodges demoed Highlander (.NET 2.0) and (yeah!!!) NDataStore. It seems like DTG will resurrect NDataStore (and JDataStore with it). I dearly hope so, it would be a great feature to have.
The Panel of the sitting speakers during the technical keynote

And thank you Gerard for using my Community Welcome Page!
Gerard uses the Community Welcome Page!

Highlander and NDataStore

DavidI wore during most of the session his cool new Sushi Chef head band he got from one of the japanese employees of DTG. The symbols on it are bringing luck to the wearer.
DavidI and his head band

The keynote was directed by Jason Vokes, a great member of the European DTG group.
Jason Vokes

Masoud Kamali, the founder and managing director of the Software and Support Verlag, which held the EKON conference, was speaking a few words to the audience too.
Masoud Kamali

Hey Jeremy, this picture is just for you!
Jeremy North gets mention quiet prominently

Further they told us not to expect the Compact Framework support in the IDE with the release of Highlander, but some time after that. Probably as download for the registered users.

Next part I want to show some pictures is the CodeCamp. The CodeCamp session allows the attendees to ask specific questions to their problems to the speakers of the conference. There were different tables set up, each table with a specific topic.

However, before the CodeCamp actually started, the team of Masoud surprised him and the audience with a small party for the 10th anniversary of the EKON conference. So, they asked those attendees who have visited all ten EKON conferences to come upfront. All of those are invited for free the year, congratulations to them!
10 time visitors

They had a real big cake too. This one lasted for two days until it was either all finished or they simply thought the rest was to old to eat. Who knows ;) It was good but very, very sweet. I only had one piece which will last me quiet some time I guess.
10 year celebration cake

And here you see Daniel Wolf, administrator of the Delphi-PRAXiS and author and maker of some of the famous BDS/Turbo videos enjoying his beer at the CodeCamp.
Daniel Wolf

Now just some images from the EKON with no more words ;-)
DavidI and Me
Relaxing and talking...


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