Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Delphi Developer Days with Bob Swart and Cary Jensen

November 7, 2012

It is my special pleasure to announce that Bob Swart is joining me in presenting the annual Delphi Developer Days tours. Bob, known internationally as "Dr.Bob," is one of the world's leading Delphi experts and a dedicated supporter of the Delphi community.

Bob is singularly qualified to fill the vacancy created when Marco Cantú accepted the position of Delphi Product Manager. Like me, Bob is a Delphi developer, consultant, trainer, and author. His blog, "Dr. Bob Examines," has served as an invaluable lifeline to countless Delphi developers, and his Delphi courseware is highly regarded.

Bob and I have known each other for years. He has served as my editor for the articles that I write for the Software Development Network Magazine, and I have worked with him on numerous Delphi conferences. Bob has also been a featured guest speaker at Delphi Developer Days for the past several years, so he is intimately familiar with the format.

I am excited about this new opportunity to work together with Bob Swart on Delphi Developer Days. In the coming months, we will announce our 2013 topics, cities, and dates. We look forward to bringing to you the highest quality Delphi events, and invite your to visit to learn more about these intense, two-day Delphi seminars.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Congratulations Marco Cantú, Delphi Product Manager

November 6, 2012

I am not the first, nor will I be the last, but I want to wish Marco Cantú the very best in his new position as Delphi Product Manager at Embarcadero. This is great news for the Delphi community, and I am excited about what the future will bring.

I've known Marco since we first met in London in the mid-1990s at the annual Borland European conference, and have worked closely with him for more than five years organizing and delivering our annual Delphi Developer Days tours. I can attest to his commitment, knowledge, humor, and insight, and know that he will bring his many gifts to his new role.

As far as Delphi Developer Days is concerned, this is not the end, but rather a transition. I have exciting news to share about DDD, but that will have to wait until tommorow. For now, let me join in the chorus to extend a warm and hearty "congratulations" to both Marco and Embarcadero Technologies. May your future successes be ours as well.